Away from the rigours of hectic international schedule, England’s veteran fast bowler is enjoying an unexpected break by spending some quality time with his family. Asked to stay at home by health authorities amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic which has swept the globe, Anderson found a unique way to maintain his match fitness. And, the ace pacer shared the light-hearted video on his official Instagram handle to give his fans a sneak-peak. Also Read - Kevin Pietersen Cleaning Toilet to Sanjay Manjrekar Sweeping The Floor, Ex-Cricketers Reveal Their COVID-19 Lockdown
In the video, the 37-year-old Anderson could be seen doing bench press by lifting his daughters as weights while training at home. “The girls are more than happy to help me training at home,” he wrote in the caption. Also Read - Diljit Dosanjh Turns Chef in COVID-19 Quarantine, Punjabi Sensation's Culinary Skills Leave Twitterati in Splits
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Anderson is highly-rated as England’s premier fast bowler in Test cricket. The Burnley-born pacer has scalped 584 wickets for England in 151 Tests at an economy of 2.86. However, he was not the part of the England squad for the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka which was scrapped due to the deadly COVID-19.
Anderson is recovering from his rib injury which he suffered in Cape Town during the Test series against South Africa. Meanwhile, the English Cricket Board (ECB) has suspended all forms of cricket as a safety measure against coronavirus, and that may affect their participation in the IPL 2020, scheduled to begin on April 15.
Anderson had said earlier that he doesn’t expect the English cricket season to restart after it has been brought to a halt amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
“Cricket and sport is not the be all and end all but it is my livelihood, it’s all I know,” Anderson was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “There’s a chance we might not even bowl a ball this summer.”