Rated among the all-time greats for producing unplayable banana-swing in his bowling, fast bowler James Anderson failed horribly to generate enough swing while playing a golf shot on Sunday. With an extra day off after the early finish of Edgbaston Test against India, Anderson went to enjoy a round of golf with his long-time teammate and bowling partner – Stuart Broad. Also Read - James Anderson Explains The Changes Virat Kohli Made to Succeed in England
Playing at the 27-hole Stoke Park golf course in Buckinghamshire, the 36-year old miscued a shot in the rough that rebounded off tree roots at a rate of knots to caught him straight in his face. Fortunately, Anderson survived a major injury scare but couldn’t stop Broad, who filmed the whole incident to tease him about the whole incident. Also Read - Eng vs Pak: Virat Kohli Congratulates James Anderson For 600 Test Wickets, Says 'One of The Best I Have Ever Faced'
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Anderson appeared to be in pain but the faux-pas had left Broad in splits.
Broad, who was there when the incident took place, uploaded the video on his official Twitter handle and said England’s highest wicket-taker “is perfectly fine”. Anderson appeared to be in pain but the faux-pas had left his teammate in splits.
Anderson played a crucial hand in England’s 31-run victory against India in the first Test. The Burnley pacer picked up four wickets for England and kept the pressure on from the one end which didn’t allow the Indian batsmen to score freely. Anderson’s duel with Indian skipper Virat Kohli was also on display during the ongoing Test series between India and England.
The second Test starts on August 9 at Lord’s. Hosts England lead the five-match series 1-0.