WATCH: James Anderson gets emotional as his daughters ring the bell at Lord’s in legendary pacer’s farewell Test – ENG vs WI

Jul 10, 2024

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As the cricketing world prepares to bid farewell to one of its greatest fast bowlers, James Anderson is playing his final Test match for England against the West Indies at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The match marks the end of an illustrious career for the 41-year-old pacer, who has been a mainstay of the England bowling attack for over two decades.

James Anderson’s daughters ring the bell

The opening day of the first Test against the West Indies was marked by a poignant moment as Anderson’s daughters rang the ceremonial bell, signaling the imminent start of play. The bell, located outside the Bowlers’ Bar of the Lord’s Pavilion, has become a cherished tradition in Test cricket. Anderson’s daughters ringing the iconic Lord’s bell added a heartwarming touch to his farewell Test, making the occasion even more special.

Anderson gets emotional

Anderson was visibly emotional as he watched his daughters ring the bell at Lord’s. The touching moment highlighted the personal significance of the occasion for Anderson, who has not only been a stalwart for England but also a dedicated family man. Leading the England team out onto the field one last time, Anderson was met with applause and admiration from fans and teammates alike.

Here is the video:

Special moments this morning 🥰🔔#EnglandCricket | @Jimmy9

— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 10, 2024

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Anderson can go past Shane Warne’s Test wickets tally

As Anderson steps onto the field for his 188th Test, he has an astounding 700 Test wickets to his name. In his farewell Test, he has the opportunity to achieve a remarkable milestone. Anderson needs just 13 more wickets to become the first fast bowler and third cricketer overall to reach 1000 international wickets. Moreover, even nine wickets in this match would see him surpass Shane Warne‘s tally of 708, securing his place as the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.

Anderson’s retirement marks the end of an era in English cricket. Having made his international debut in 2002, he has witnessed the sport’s evolution from the dominance of Test cricket to the rise of T20 leagues. As he prepares to take his final bow, the cricketing world celebrates the legacy of a true legend.

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