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ENG vs WI: “Did You Really Have To Do That?”- Ben Stokes Opens Up On Text Message to James Anderson After 7-Wicket Haul For Lancashire

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England will commence their summer with Caribbean challenge as both team will play three test match series from 10 July and the first test will remarked as farewell test for legendary James Anderson after this match he will retire from international cricket and from test cricket too.

England want to start their summer on a high note and can we see a new pattern of England in test cricket or will continue their bazball model?

Ben Stokes had a fun banter with James Anderson

So it will be the last match for James Anderson’s test career and he will bid adieu to the international cricket. Anderson will give his everything to make this test even more remarkable and memorable as he his just 8 wickets away to surpass legend Late Shane Warne to become second best bowler in test cricket. While all this is going on skipper Ben Stokes had a fun banter with his team mate James Anderson on phone as he messaged him and had a hilarious banter: Ben Stokes said:

“There’s no doubt that Jimmy was going to do well. I am good mates with Jimmy. I did text him and say, ‘Did you really have to do that?’ and his reply was ‘Sorry mate’ (smiles). There is no doubt that he is an amazing bowler and he can still go out there and play Test cricket. He is good enough. But when we spoke with Jimmy, we laid it out and gave him proper reasons and he really understood it.”

Further will addressing to media Ben Stokes also spoke about James Anderson as James Anderson has appointed as bowling consultant of England team as they have plenty assignments lined-up like Ashes and to shape the future James Anderson is the perfect person who can guide new players and will learn many things under him. Ben Stokes said:

“The role in which we sort of see him falling into later this week which is about seeing him in the dressing room and helping all the bowlers, he is very very excited by it as well. This week is all about Jimmy and rightly so.”

James Anderson had debuted fir test cricket in 2007 and has scalped 700 wickets becoming first ever pacer to achieve this feat.

Also Read: ENG vs WI: Ben Stokes ‘ Wish For James Anderson Ahead Of Legendary Pacer’s Farewell Test Match On 10th July 2024


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