Mcgrath: ’Nuff re­spect to An­der­son

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LON­DON – Aus­tralia great Glenn Mcgrath says he has great re­spect for James An­der­son af­ter the English­man re­placed him as the most pro­lific pace bowler in Test cricket his­tory.

An­der­son bowled Mo­hammed Shami to seal vic­tory over In­dia in the fifth Test at The Oval on Tues­day and claimed his 564th Test wicket in his 143rd match to move ahead of Mcgrath.

“I was proud to hold it for as long as I did. For it to be beaten by some­body like Jimmy An­der­son is great,” Mcgrath, whose haul of 563 came from 124 matches, said. An­der­son, who made his Test de­but in 2003, now trails only spin trio Mut­tiah Mu­ralitha­ran (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kum­ble (619).

“I have a lot of re­spect for Jimmy. He’s been an in­cred­i­ble bowler for a long time,” Mcgrath said.

“To have played well over 140 tests and just keep run­ning in, day in, day out, and re­main at the top of his game; yeah, I’m very proud Jimmy’s got there.”

JIMMY AN­DER­SON now trails only spin trio Mut­tiah Mu­ralitha­ran (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kum­ble (619).

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