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Not Kohli Or Rohit; James Anderson Picks 'This' Indian As Greatest Ever Batter

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England's legendary fast bowler James Anderson has picked talismanic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest-ever batter. 

Notably, Anderson, a stalwart of English cricket, will play the final Test of his career when he takes the field in the first game of the three-match series against West Indies at Lord's. 

Anderson picks Tendulkar as greatest batter over Kohli, Rohit

Ahead of his final Test, Anderson had a chat with the UK's leading media agency, SKY Sports. During a Q&A session, the pace bowling stalwart named Sachin Tendulkar as the finest batter he has ever seen. 

“The best batter I would have to say is Sachin Tendulkar," Anderson said. 

When asked to pick the best bowler he has ever faced, the English great took the names of Glenn McGrath and Dale Steyn.

“The best bowler I faced probably Glenn McGrath or Dale Steyn. Hard to pick between the two. Slightly different bowlers, but both world-class," he added. 

Anderson's Test career at a glance

Anderson, who has been active for more than two decades, has represented England in 187 Tests and scalped 700 wickets in the longest format. 

Additionally, he is England's most successful ODI bowler, with 269 wickets under his belt. As he gears up for his farewell Test, the legend aims to go past Shane Warne on the highest wicket-takers list.