London: England fast bowler James Anderson got a taste of the ‘chin music’ that he is more used to dishing out, courtesy of a golf shot gone horribly wrong, but emerged from the incident Sunday, with his smile intact.
Playing with fellow paceman Stuart Broad at the 27-hole Stoke Park golf course in Buckinghamshire, Anderson’s miscued shot in the rough rebounded off tree roots and caught him straight in the face.
Broad, who filmed his teammate’s self-inflicted blow from a few metres behind, reacted in shock to the ball hitting Anderson. However, on finding that his bowling partner was alright, Broad posted the video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with a series of laughing emojis, reassuring England fans.
Anderson later re-tweeted the clip and made light of the freak incident saying that it had not put him off golf and he had not lost any teeth.
Anderson is one of the key bowlers for England in the series and took four wickets in the first Test at Edgbaston.