England’s pack leader James Anderson is cherishing his battle with Indian skipper Virat Kohli. In fact, James Anderson versus Virat Kohli contest is the cynosure of all eyes.
Furthermore, both players contest is a battle within a battle. Virat Kohli had played James Anderson cautiously in the early stages of his first innings of the first Test match. On the other hand, James Anderson had beaten Virat Kohli’s outside edge on numerous occasion in the second ongoing Test at Lord’s.
It is number one Test batsman versus number one Test bowler.
Meanwhile, Anderson is 36 years old. However, he feels like he is 32. Anderson is still fit as a fiddle. More importantly, England’s pack leader is getting his balls in the right areas.
“I don’t think about numbers or my age, I feel like – if not 28, 32. I don’t feel old, I can still throw myself around in the field as well as anyone else so as long as I feel like that I’m just going to keep playing as long as possible. Hopefully, the wickets will keep coming as well and I can help this team keep winning,” James Anderson said.
Anderson said that he is enjoying his enthralling contest with Virat Kohli. In fact, England swing master said he loves playing against the best in the business as it brings out the best in him. Anderson is hoping to get better of Virat Kohli in the coming time.
“I was thinking why can’t he (Kohli) edge them like everyone else. I have really enjoyed the contest between him and myself. He is number one in the world for a reason.
For me I love playing against the best players in the world, testing yourself and seeing whether you can get the better of them. It is a really thrilling thing to be a part of, and unfortunately, I have not got the better of him yet, but I will continue to try my hardest throughout the rest of the series,” James Anderson concluded.
There is no doubt that James Anderson and Virat Kohli are the best players in the world. In fact, as per the ICC Test rankings, James Anderson versus Virat Kohli is number one Test bowler versus number one Test batsmen.
Meanwhile, England have India on the ropes as the hosts currently lead by 250 runs and have four wickets in hand.