New Delhi, April 4: England’s James Anderson on Tuesday became the most over-worked seam-bowler in Test cricket when he bowled his 30020th delivery against New Zealand here. Also Read - Olympians Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Could Have Been Successful IPL Players
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With this, he leapfrogged former West Indies Test skipper Courtney Walsh, who had bowled 30019 deliveries. Anderson is now behind only three of the greatest spinners: Shane Warne, Anil Kumble and Muttiah Muralitharan. Also Read - Eng vs Pak: Virat Kohli Congratulates James Anderson For 600 Test Wickets, Says 'One of The Best I Have Ever Faced'
Earlier, in 2015, Aderson claimed his 500th Test wicket to become England’s leading Test wicket-taker. He now has 531 to his name at the time of this latest record. (With ANI inputs).