England captain Joe Root has said that his teammates should consider themselves lucky if they shared the dressing room with James Anderson and Stuart Broad. He also said that there is no other way for youngsters to learn better than watching these two experienced fast bowlers play.
Following in Anderson’s footsteps, Broad joined the elite club of 500 Test wicket-taking bowlers. Before this, only six other bowlers in cricket history have achieved this feat. Both of them have been the spearheads of England’s fast bowling attack for years and are considered to be one of the most successful fast bowling pair in world cricket.
Sky Sports quoted Root as saying, ‘We are looking at two of England’s best bowlers of all time. While playing in the team with these two, we should understand how lucky we are to see them showing their skills.
He said, “There is no other way to learn a better young fast bowler than to watch them play with these two bowling.” Root warned critics to consider Anderson and Broad paid at their own risk. However, he has indicated earlier that the days of these two as a pair are probably over.
Broad was voted ‘Man of the Series’ along with Roston Chase of the West Indies. In the third and deciding Test, Broad took 10 wickets for 67 runs, taking 10 or more wickets in a match for the third time in Test cricket. On Tuesday, England won the third and decisive Test by 269 runs to take the series 2–1.