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Srinagar: England fast bowling icon Janes Anderson has announced that he is retiring from the Cricket after first Lords Test this summer.

James Anderson announced this himself through his social media handles with a long note.

In a statement the 41-year-old, England’s leading wicket-taker and one of the greatest bowler’s of all time, said the first Test against West Indies on 10 July will be his last.

The decision comes after Anderson held talks with Test coach Brendon McCullum, who wants to build a bowling attack for the future.

“Hi everyone. Just a note to say that the first Test of the summer at Lord’s will be my last Test,” James Anderson wrote in his note.

“It’s been an incredible 20 years representing my country, playing the game I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’m going to miss walking out for England so much. But I know the time is right to step aside and let others realise their dreams just like I got to, because there is no greater feeling,” it said.

I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of Daniella, Lola, Ruby and my parents. A huge thank you to them. Also, thank you to the players and coaches who have made this the best job in the world, it added.

“I’m excited for the new challenges that lie ahead, as well as filling my days with even more golf”.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, it’s always meant a lot, even if my face often doesn’t show it. See you at the Test,” he added.

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