India batsman KL Rahul congratulated James Anderson on becoming the first pacer to take 600 Test wickets in a hilarious manner only to delete it soon. The England veteran achieved the incredible feat during the final Test of the three-match series against Pakistan.
A couple of years after breaking Glenn McGrath’s record to become the most prolific pacer in Test history, Anderson entered the 600 club on Tuesday on the fifth day of the third Tes. The right-arm pacer dismissed Pakistan captain Azhar Ali to achieve the incredible feat.
Overall, Anderson became the fourth bowler to breach the 600-wicket mark in Tests. Before him, only spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test wickets), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) had managed to take 600 or more wickets in the longest format of the game.
KL Rahul’s deleted message for James Anderson:
With the entire cricket fraternity congratulating James Anderson on the stunning achievement, KL Rahul also decided to do the same. The India star, however, added some self-deprecating humour to his congratulatory message but deleted it soon. He hilariously told Anderson that he is also one of his 600 Test victims, writing:“1 of 600. Congratulations on the amazing feat @jimmy9”
But KL Rahul soon went on to delete the tweet and then posted another tweet to congratulate the England star.
Here is his second tweet for Anderson:
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) August 25, 2020
KL Rahul had faced Anderson during the 2018 tour of England. Anderson had dismissed the right-handed batsman twice as the latter struggled in English conditions. Although he played a fine knock of 149 in the fifth Test, he managed to score only 299 runs at 29.90 in five Tests.
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