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England pace bowler had been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list after he became the first English bowler to take 400 Test wickets.
Anderson accomplished the feat during the first day of the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley on May 29 when he dismissed Black Caps opener Martin Guptill for a duck in the first innings.
“This means an enormous amount to me and my family,” Anderson said. “I’m very proud of my recent achievements and this just caps it off. These achievements wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of my family, friends and everyone at Burnley, Lancashire and England.”
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison added: “We have been privileged to watch Jimmy Anderson’s talent develop and flourish in recent years; he is undoubtedly the finest England fast bowler of his generation; a master of the art of swing bowling and surely one of the greatest cricketers to ever wear the three Lions. What a marvellous reward this is for all he has given to both England and Lancashire.”