England bowler James Anderson became the first quicker one to scalp 600 wickets in Test cricket. Anderson achieved the feat after removing Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali for 31 on the fifth day of the final Test.
Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the highest wickets in Test cricket. The Sri Lankan has 800 wickets to his name.
I’m completely overwhelmed by the reaction to yesterday. Thank you for the kind messages and continued support. Hopefully there’s a few more wickets to be taken! 🏏🍻 #600 pic.twitter.com/mg9iRSQHd9— James Anderson (@jimmy9) August 26, 2020
Never thought I’d see in my lifetime a fast bowler take 600 test wickets! It’s not just the quantity but the quality with which he has bowled – be it slow or fast wickets, bounce or no bounce, seam or no seam, for him conditions never mattered! Sir @jimmy9 you are the #GOAT pic.twitter.com/ADrrW7m3zp— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2020
Congratulations @jimmy9 for this outstanding achievement of 600 wickets. Definitely one of the best bowlers I've faced.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 25, 2020
Australia’s Shane Warne follows Muralitharan with 708 scalps and India’s Anil Kumble is at three 619 wickets.