James Anderson modelling for a fashion shoot ()James Anderson modelling for a fashion shoot () © Copyright

James Anderson: Taking wickets is a buzz

We caught up with England's all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson, to talk cricket and fashion. Here's a sneek preview of the interview and photoshoot. Find the full version in May's Forever Sports magazine

At the age of 33, and with his status as an all-time great untouchable, Anderson nevertheless goes into the twilight of his sporting journey fully motivated and hungry for further success.

“I think the stage of my career that I’m at, you look at things a bit differently. I’ve never been interested in setting goals or having something I want to achieve in the game. I’m delighted I’ve achieved as much as I have.

“I think I can still play for a few more years. Taking wickets is the thing I get adrenaline from and buzz off, so as long as I keep doing that and help England win games of cricket, then I’ll be happy.”

James Anderson modelling for a fashion shoot ()

 

And does that hunger and enthusiasm extend to the next meeting of cricket’s greatest enemies, the 2016/17 Ashes tour to Australia?

“Yeah, definitely. I don’t want to say age is just a number, but I feel very fortunate to have the body that I have. I’m still quite agile. I’ve played with many players over the years where, once they get past 30, things start taking their toll. As of now, I feel good, I’m pretty fit and I’m enjoying the game. An Ashes series is still the pinnacle for an Englishman, so it’s something I look forward to.”

Check out May's Forever Sports for the full interview to see how Anderson rates the current England team, who is the worst dressed player in the team, and much more... Order Forever Sports online, Subscribe to Forever Sports or pick it up most newsagents and supermarkets 

Photos: Jamie Baker

Styling: Karen Buglass

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