Happy Birthday James Anderson! From Being RJ to Posing Naked For a Photoshoot, 5 Interesting Things to Know About the All-Time Great England Pacer

Vikas Singh Derek

James Anderson, one of the greatest bowlers to ever play cricket for England national cricket team, is celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The English cricketer turns 37 today. Being the first England bowler to reach 500 Test wickets, James Anderson is obviously one of the best to be part of England cricket’s history. James Anderson will also be part of the upcoming The Ashes 2019 between England and Australia. Being a senior and in-form bowler, he is one of the best bowlers to look out for in The Ashes 2019, set to start from August 1, 2019. Ashes 2019: James Anderson, Mitchell Starc and Other Bowlers to Watch Out For During England vs Australia Test Series. 

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Anderson has a lot of achievements in the game of cricket, but his life outside the field is equally interesting. There is a lot of success the England pacer has tasted outside cricket and his life outside cricket is quite exciting to know about. On the occasion of James Anderson’s birthday, here we look at five interesting off-cricket things related to his life. Kumar Dharmasena Refutes James Anderson’s Claim That Ben Stokes Asked Umpire Not to Add Four Overthrows to England Total During CWC 2019 Final. 

Nickname, Jimmy

James Anderson is widely popular as Jimmy Anderson. Jimmy is his nickname.

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Jimmy- The Fashion Designer

Anderson made way into fashion designing in 2012. He launched his first collection in April 2014 in collaboration with Chess London, a brand based in London city of United Kingdom.

Jimmy- The RJ

Jimmy also dons the role of Radio Jockey (RJ). He hosts a show based on cricket named as "Not Just Cricket". The show goes on air on "BBC Radio 5 Live".

Jimmy’s Ladylove

Jimmy married model Daniella Lloyd in 2006. He met his ladylove in 2004 in London while playing cricket for England. The couple has two daughters- Lola Rose and Ruby Luxe.

Naked Photoshoot

Anderson also did a naked photo-shoot for a gay magazine named ‘Attitude’. He did the shoot in September 2010 and urged gay cricketers to feel confident as he believes there is no homophobia in cricket.

Well, we guess you got to know some interesting out-of-the-box things regarding James aka Jimmy. These things truly indicate that James Anderson is a lot more than just a cricketer. With a number of bowling records to his name, he is obviously one of the greatest pacers to play cricket for England. Even in batting, he holds an interesting record. He holds the record for the most number of ‘not out’ in Test cricket. He currently holds 74 ‘not out’ to his name, a lot more than the second record holder Courtney Walsh (61). Happy Birthday Jimmy!