PAK vs ENG: Anderson welcomed in Multan with 17 years old memory

England beat Pakistan by 74 runs in the first Test

By Web Desk
December 07, 2022
James Anderson celebrating after taking a wicket against Pakistan in the opening Test —Twitter/Sport 360 

Veteran England pacer James Anderson was welcomed in Multan with 17 years old memory of him.

Anderson last toured Pakistan with England team back in 2005.

Anderson, then 23, was part of the English side's ODI squad, and he has now returned to Pakistan to play in the Test series.

After registering the win in the first Test, England, along with the hosts, reached Multan on Tuesday.

Anderson was warmly welcomed in the City of Saints following a prolonged gap.

The pacer took to his Instagram story and shared a picture where he posed beside a welcome banner of him in a hotel in Multan. The banner read: "It's an honour to host you, James Anderson, after 17 years."

"Back in Multan", he captioned his picture.

In the series in 2005, Anderson was not included in the Test squad. However, he is the centre of England's attack in the ongoing tour.

The experienced Anderson couldn't deliver on a flat surface in Rawalpindi during the first innings of the opening Test, but he made a comeback in second innings with figures of 4 for 36 in 24 overs, including the crucial wickets of Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan.

England eventually beat Pakistan by 74 runs after bowling them out for 268 runs in the second innings.

In a press conference ahead of the first Test, he said: "I feel very fortunate that I'm still here, very fortunate to be able to be back in Pakistan after so long."

The two sides will take on each other in the second Test from 9-13 December at the Multan Cricket Stadium.