Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah congratulated England’s fast bowler James Anderson for achieving his 600 Test wicket landmark. Adding a twist to Bumrah’s wish Yuvraj Singh gave him a challenging target of his own to reach.
James Anderson became the first bowler to take 600 test wickets after dismissing Azhar Ali in the Third Test match against Pakistan on Tuesday.
“Congratulations for your remarkable achievement @jimmy9! Your passion, fortitude and drive are exceptional, cheers and best wishes for the future,” Bumrah tweeted. Yuvraj, who himself had congratulated Anderson, replied to Bumrah’s tweet and wrote: “Your target is 400! Minimum.”
Bumrah who will turn 27 this December made his test debut in 2018 by taking 68 wickets in 14 matches so far. Bumrah has made an impressive start to his Test career, especially playing away from home.
The right arm pacer last August became the first Indian bowler to take a five wicket haul in South Africa, England, Australia and West Indies. Earlier Yuvraj Singh also tweeted his message for Anderson, congratulating him for his achievement.
“Never thought I’d see in my lifetime a fast bowler take 600 test wickets! It’s not just the quantity but the quality with which he has bowled – be it slow or fast wickets, bounce or no bounce, seam or no seam, for him conditions never mattered! Sir @jimmy9 you are the #GOAT,” Yuvraj tweeted.