James Anderson said he would do everything in his power to regain the world record he lost overnight.
His shared record of conceding 64 runs off 4 overs in T20I’s was overtaken by South Africa’s Kyle Abbott in their defeat to the West Indies in Johannesburg.
‘It is always disappointing to lose something I worked so hard to earn’ said Anderson.
‘It was tough when Sanath Jayasuriya equalled it, but I didn’t think it would be lost so quickly.
After we lost to The Netherlands in the T20 World Cup last year, I thought I had clocked this format of the game.
It appears that is not the case.’
Anderson said he would train harder to ensure he regains the record in 2015.
‘I’ve been working on my gentle non penetrative outswingers. I reckon I can now land them at a perfectly overpitched length at around 125 kph.
That should increase the six ratio when I’m facing the average batsman.’
Anderson then went on to remind us of his other world record.
‘Never count a champion out.
I’ve been hit for 28 in an Ashes Test over by George Bailey. That’s the current world record.
Imagine if I can repeat that for four overs in a T20.
That’s like more than 68 right?’