'Pleasure to watch' - Dale Steyn is loving watching James Anderson bowl at Headingley

‘Pleasure to watch’ – Dale Steyn is loving watching James Anderson bowl at Headingley

Anderson has bowled beautifully in the ongoing third Test against England.

James Anderson and Dale Steyn
James Anderson and Dale Steyn. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

James Anderson is only getting better as he gets old. In the absence of the other first-choice bowlers, he has led England’s bowling attack well in the ongoing five-match Test series against India. It was literally a masterclass of a spell from him on the first day of the ongoing Headingley Test nipping out the top three wickets of the opposition team in his opening 8-over spell.

He sent the likes of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli back to the pavilion to return with brilliant figures of 3/6. India never recovered from early blows and Anderson didn’t have come out to bowl again as the visitors were bundled out for just 78 runs.

England then plundered a whopping 432 runs in their first innings thanks to a century from Joe Root. They took a lead of 354 runs in the first innings and will be hoping that their veteran pacer will be among wickets yet again.

Steyn loves watching Jimmy swinging the ball again

James Anderson took the red cherry in his hand again to open the bowling for England in the second innings. And much to everyone’s surprise, the master managed to swing the ball beautifully. Meanwhile, South Africa pacer Dale Steyn was watching the Test match at Headingley and he loved to see the 39-year-old from England run in and swing the new ball.

He listed some of the qualities of James Anderson’s bowling and also stated that it is pleasure to watch him bowl. “Jimmy has Test match bowling wired. Smooth energy saving run up Easy uncomplicated action Great wrist (in/out swing, wobble) Just enough pace. Just. Pleasure to watch,” Steyn’s tweet read.

As far as Dale Steyn is concerned, he hasn’t played competitive cricket for a long time and also pulled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year. However, he specifically stated he is not retired. It will be interesting to see when Steyn returns to the field showcasing his skills with the white ball as he is already retired from Tests.