Jimmy Anderson revealed the love that rarely speaks its name – male friendship | Andrew Anthony

In being reduced to tears in his tribute to Alastair Cook, the bowler broke the code between besties At the end of a very special Test match last week, which came at the end of a wonderful cricket series against India , Jimmy Anderson, England’s greatest-ever wicket-taker, was asked if he was going to miss Alastair Cook, England’s greatest-ever run scorer, who had just retired from international duty. “Yeah…” he said, beginning to choke up . “He’s my best mate. He’s been brilliant just to be there for me…” And then the tears came and he couldn’t speak any more. Continue reading...

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