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Sarojini Bishi

Bhubaneswar: It looked like Sachin Tendulkar and Muthiah Muralitharan will break their records. And then he will leave the world of cricket. But the record of Sachin and Muralitharan will be safe in Test cricket. Who would have broken the Test record of these two great cricketers of the world? On the one hand, Sachin is the highest run-scorer in Tests and on the other hand, Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker. While Sacin has scored more than 15,000 runs in Tests, Murali has taken 800 Test wickets. Only an all-rounder can break both the records. But there is no such all-rounder in the world today, who is showing such performance in both batting and bowling.

Sachin is the only player in the world who has played more than 200 Tests. While many cricketers have come and gone, none have reached the 200 Test mark. However, one cricketer had the opportunity to take Sachin’s 200 Test match and Murali’s 800 Test wickets. He is England’s all-time great pacer James Anderson. Anderson is currently 41 years old. At this age where cricketers retire and train young talent. At the time, Anderson was still playing international cricket. Anderson’s age pales in comparison to fitness and performance. After two months, he will be 42 years old. But before that he will say goodbye to the world of cricket.

This information is given in the social media post issued by England Cricket. In the post, Anderson wrote, the first Test to be played against the West Indies at Lord’s in July will be the last match of his career. Anderson decided to play his maiden Test at Lord’s, where his Test career began. After Anderson’s retirement, now Sachin’s 200 Test match will be secured. Anderson has played 187 Test matches so far. He is also second in most Test matches played. Similarly, Anderson has taken 700 wickets in Tests. So Muralitharan’s record of 800 Test wickets is impossible to break. However, he has a chance to break Shane Warne’s record. Warne took 708 Test wickets. Although Anderson is retiring, the importance he has given to Test cricket during his 21-year journey is perhaps unmatched by any other cricketer in the world. Because it has been 9 long years and Anderson has not played any one-day or T-20 cricket. His full focus was only on Test cricket.

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