James Anderson was about to retire from cricket after his Caribbean snub

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The evergreen James Anderson has opened up about his axing from the England squad after the Ashes series last year. Anderson was not included in the squad for the West Indies series but the appointment of Stokes and McCullum made the comeback of the fast bowler possible. James Anderson has opened up about how he was about to retire from international cricket after getting dropped from the side. 

James Anderson opens up

“There was definitely a moment when I thought that could be it,” Anderson said on the podcast. “Is that it? Do they want to move on and get younger blood in?

“There was a bit of anger and disappointment. But I spoke to Greg quite a bit and I was just trying to make sense of it and not make any rash decisions.”

Anderson speaks about how his father helped him

Alan Anderson, the father of James Anderson helped him get over the bad times. “My dad actually gave Jimmy advice on text,” James revealed.

“He said, ‘Take the sting out of it, it will all look different in the summer on a nice sunny day at Lord’s’. Nobody would have guessed what was going to happen but it is amazing what a bit of time does, and not panicking.”

Anderson even at the age of 40 is keen to improve his game and stay fit and ready for each match.

“I’m not the complete bowler. I’ve not played the perfect game or bowled the perfect over.

“There are always things I think I can iron out. I want to be best at everything I do; if I’m rubbish at something I’ll just give it up.”

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