Pacers sang praise.
Champion bowler James Anderson! Congrats on reaching the first-ever 600 wickets for a fast bowler.. hard work, passion and never-day-die approach have been the hallmark of your career.. doyen of fast bowlers, best wishes for the rest of your career @jimmy9— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 25, 2020
Just take a moment to appreciate how good Jimmy is— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 25, 2020
600! You're amazing bro! @jimmy9 #600
Slow and steady gets the milestone?
Incredible 600 by @jimmy9 . What an amazing achievement. Playing 156 Test Matches for a medium fast bowler is no less achievement. Cheers mate. #JamesAnderson #600TestWickets #England pic.twitter.com/dVFMqPvuwA— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 25, 2020
Anil Kumble welcomes Anderson to the 600 club.
Congratulations @jimmy9 on your 600 wickets! Massive effort from a great fast bowler. Welcome to the club— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 25, 2020
Former batsmen spoke of Anderson's longevity and perseverance. He's bowled the most among pace bowlers in Test cricket.
Remarkable achievement to play 156 Tests as a Batsman .. To do it as a quick bowler & then achieve 600 wickets is nothing short of extraordinary .. Well done @jimmy9 .. England's greatest ever bowler .. #TestCricket— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 25, 2020
What an incredible achievement @jimmy9! Many congratulations on your feat.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2020
wickets in Test Cricket over a span of 17 years for a fast bowler is a testament to your grit, perseverance and accurate bowling. pic.twitter.com/nQok5bgbOG
Never thought I'd see in my lifetime a fast bowler take 600 test wickets! It's not just the quantity but the quality with which he has bowled - be it slow or fast wickets, bounce or no bounce, seam or no seam, for him conditions never mattered! Sir @jimmy9 you are the #GOAT pic.twitter.com/ADrrW7m3zp— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2020
Well done james Anderson @jimmy9 .. this milestone is just greatness ..156 test matches as fast bowler is just unthinkable..u will make every young fast bowler believe that greatness is achievable .@bcci @ECB_cricket— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 25, 2020
For a fast-bowler to play 156 test matches is an incredible achievement, a testament of his endurance. And becoming the first fast bowler to 600 test wickets is a just reward for the hard-work & the passion with which @jimmy9 has played his cricket. Many congratulations #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/RGOdReZXuL— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 25, 2020
Words of appreciation from current opposition batsmen followed.
Congratulations @jimmy9 for this outstanding achievement of 600 wickets. Definitely one of the best bowlers I've faced.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 25, 2020
A true ambassador of the game.
Congratulations @jimmy9 600 Test wickets1st Fast bowler to achieve this Milestone U r a Great Ambassador of this beautiful game of cricket Stay Blessed— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 25, 2020
#600JA Couldn't be a greater ambassador for Test Cricket than James Anderson! He's an excellent example to young kids that to win a Cricket Oscar be great in Test Cricket!— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) August 25, 2020