Kumble, Ganguly praise Jimmy

“Welcome to the club”, said Anil Kumble, while Sourav Ganguly marvelled at the “greatness” as England pacer James Anderson’s 600 Test wickets earned him a unanimous round of applause from some of the biggest names in Indian cricket.
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly, former Indian spinner Anil Kumble and England pacer James Anderson
BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly, former Indian spinner Anil Kumble and England pacer James Anderson

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“Congratulations @ jimmy9 on your 600 wickets! Massive effort from a great fast bowler. Welcome to the club,” tweeted Kumble. Former India captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Ganguly was among the stalwarts to laud Anderson’s achievement, calling him an inspiration for young fast bowlers.
 “Well done James Anderson @jimmy9.. this milestone is just greatness ..156 Test matches as fast bowler is just unthinkable..u will make every young fast bowler believe that greatness is achievable,” he tweeted. India skipper Virat Kohli joined his illustrious compatriots to praise Anderson.
 “Congratulations @jimmy9 for this outstanding achievement of 600 wickets. Definitely one of the best bowlers I’ve faced,” tweeted Kohli on Tuesday.

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