The Stands : James Anderson's painful golf swing


James Anderson, England's leading wicket-taker in Tests, emerged with his humour and chin intact after he injured himself playing golf.

With Broad filming from behind, Anderson swung hard trying to get the ball to fall back on the fairway but the outcome was significantly different. Anderson later confirmed that the ball did hit him in the face.

Anderson, who bats left-handed but plays golf with his right, found himself in the trees with a pretty tricky lie, and what happened next was just unfortunate.

England fans would have been relieved as an injury to Anderson would have deal a massive blow to the team's chances of extending their lead in the second Test, starting August 9.

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Thankfully Anderson was unhurt, leaving Broad free to post the video on his personal Twitter account, along with the words '@jimmy9 is perfectly fine' followed by a series of crying laughter emojis.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's brilliant batting display went in vain as England defeated India by 31 runs in the opening Test of the ongoing five-match series at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday.

On the other hand, Stuart Broad set the tone for England in the second innings by dismissing India openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan cheaply.

England Test squad: Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jamie Porter.