England veteran pacer James Anderson has been in top form in this ongoing five-match Test series against India as he played a vital role in England’s series-leveling win over tourists in the third Test at Headingley in Leeds.
With 13 wickets to his name, the 39-year-old has looked quite lethal throughout this series. Thus, former England pacer Steve Harmison in his recent interaction hinted that Anderson might just retire after the Old Trafford Test.
“I've got a funny feeling, I don't know what it is, but I really have got a funny feeling that Jimmy Anderson will retire at the end of Old Trafford,” Harmison told the talkSPORT cricket podcast.
Harmison then explained his point by explaining how the right-arm quick who has dismissed the Indian skipper Virat Kohli twice in this series already, might just call time on his illustrious international career since the Ashes might not happen for another six months.
“I don't think the Ashes will either go ahead or go ahead in such a way and I think Jimmy might just look at this and go 'you know what, if I go to The Oval and bowl well and then I've got Old Trafford at the end, my illustrious career couldn't get any better than to finish by knocking Virat Kohli over from the end I bowl at, which is named after me, and there's potentially no Ashes in six months time,” the 42-year-old concluded.
Anderson who is England’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket had said that he was tempted to go back to limited-overs cricket with tournaments like ‘The Hundred’ but didn't go ahead with the idea as he didn’t want to risk his Test availability.
(With India Today Inputs)