England’s leading wicket-taker James Anderson has ruled out any retirement plans soon and has made it clear that he would like to continue playing cricket at the highest level for at least 3 more years. Anderson is currently out of cricketing action after suffering a recurring calf strain on the opening morning of the Ashes series.
Nevertheless, he is optimistic about his future in international cricket and singled out Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs as his inspiration to continue playing till the age of 40. "I'm going to look into how [Manchester United legend] Ryan Giggs was able to play football at the highest level until he was 40. That's what I'd like to do," he said.
"I'm 37 now, and it definitely feels possible to play until I'm 40, if the hunger is still there. And it certainly is at the moment,” Anderson added. He also pointed out his recent stints in first-class cricket where he has enjoyed tremendous success of late.