On Monday, England’s fast bowler James Anderson reached the exclusive 1000 first-class wickets milestone. The 38-year-old veteran achieved the historic achievement by taking Heino Kuhn’s wicket during Lancashire’s County Championship match against Kent.
Anderson achieved the 1000-wicket club with a blazing morning session of five for three in seven overs, which left Kent reeling at 19/5.
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ first-class wickets @jimmy9 👏
Anderson has taken a 5-fer in 7 overs 🐐
— LV= Insurance County Championship (@CountyChamp) July 5, 2021
Jimmy Anderson becomes the 216th bowler to take 1000 first-class wickets, with 617 wickets from 162 Test matches, Anderson ranks fourth all-time in Test cricket.
The next couple of milestones on the horizon for James Anderson which he can easily achieve is by taking 3 more Test wickets to surpass Anil Kumble, and move up to 3rd all-time in the format. 13 more wickets will see him overtake Wasim Akram and move up to 5th position in overall highest wicket-takers across all formats in international cricket.