England's James Anderson chats to India's Virat Kohli as they walk off for rain stoppage during day two of the Specsavers Second Test match at Lord's, London. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
England's James Anderson chats to India's Virat Kohli as they walk off for rain stoppage during day two of the Specsavers Second Test match at Lord's, London. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

James Anderson got five wickets in the first innings in the fifth rescheduled Test between England and India earlier this month at Edgbaston, and he also took one in the second. Virat Kohli, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, was not among those coveted victims. The match between the two top cricketers is tantalising. In tests, Anderson has eliminated Kohli seven times. 

However, Anderson, who has taken 657 wickets in 172 Test matches to rank third all-time, is two days away from turning 40. Numerous rumours surround the legendary pacer’s impending retirement from cricket. Some even questioned whether or not the rescheduled Test match between India and England included the last Virat Kohli vs. Anderson match.

James Anderson, Virat Kohli
James Anderson after picking up Virat Kohli’s wicket. (Image: Twitter)

James Anderson Opens Up On Future Plans

Anderson has now made a clue about his future job plans. 

“Well, I do not know. I would love to bowl at Virat again. So, maybe I will stick around for the next tour,” said Anderson while speaking on Sony Sports Network’s ‘Extra Innings’. 

Virat Kohli, James Anderson
Verbal spat between Virat Kohli, James Anderson. (Photo: Twitter)

India is slated to play two Test series against England, one at home in early 2024 and the other away in 2025, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo. If the information is accurate, Anderson may play past the next season. Regarding the same, there is no formal confirmation. 

Maybe We Have Seen The Last Of Virat Kohli vs James Anderson

Zaheer Khan, a former Indian cricket team pacer, had previously stated that the rescheduled Test would be Anderson and Kohli’s final meeting in a Test match. 

Virat Kohli, James Anderson
Virat Kohli, James Anderson. (Credits: Twitter)

“The more you see this battle, the more you will enjoy. If in a contest, the figures of the rival players are almost equal, it gets interesting. Maybe it’s the last time that you are getting to see this contest.

Because Anderson is not playing matches regularly and sometime in future, he will have to say goodbye to this game. Maybe that point is very near.

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Maybe it’s the last time that you will get to see this contest because after this series the next time India face England in England, there will be long gap. It will be an exciting contest this time,” Zaheer Khan said in a discussion on Cricbuzz earlier. 

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