The rivalry remains on the field, off the field great players have mutual admiration for each other. This was on display on Tuesday when India captain Virat Kohli congratulated England pacer James Anderson for his “outstanding achievement” of taking 600 Test wickets.
James Anderson had to literally wait for 2 days because of rain get into the history book Test cricket. When the play started for the first time on Day 5, the only wish every cricket fan had was to see James Anderson take that red cherry in his hand and show it towards the camera in the absence of crowd due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The moment came same after the start as Azhar Ali fell as the 600th pray of James Anderson. Social media was abuzz after Anderson’s feat.
Virat Kohli, who is currently in UAE, was one of the first one’s to congratulate James Anderson, the bowler who dismissed him 4 times during his horror run in 2014 England series. Kohli admitted that Anderson is one of the best bowlers he has ever faced.
“Congratulations @jimmy9 for this outstanding achievement of 600 wickets. Definitely one of the best bowlers I’ve faced” Kohli tweeted.
Kohli in the 2014 tour of England had scored a mere 134 runs in the 10 innings. There were war of words as well. Before the start of 2018 Test series in England Virat Kohli had stated that he intends to enjoy his time in England rather than obsess over his individual form as long as the team does well.