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The Stands : James Anderson's painful golf swing

08 August 2018

James Anderson was hit on the face by a golf ball while the English pacer was enjoying a golf session with teammate Stuart Broad on Sunday, August 6.

The speedster recently tried his hand at the sport, practising his swing during a warm-up round at Stoke Park ahead of England's golf day.

Fortunately for Anderson there was no injury, unfortunately for him Stuart Broad happened to be filming so Anderson will never be able to live it down.

The ball hit the root of a tree and rebounded off it before hitting the pacer on his face.

Anderson and Broad are expected to be rested for some of the Test series against India this summer but they have been named in the England squad for the second match at Lord's, which gets underway on Thursday.

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.

Stuart Broad and Mohammed Shami are the two bowlers inside the top-20 who have headed in the opposite direction in the latest ICC Rankings.

Posting the vision to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, Broad, who'd reacted in shock to the crack of ball on Anderson's head, clarified his fast-bowling partner in crime was "perfectly fine".

England have made two changes going into next week's Test in London, with Ollie Pope replacing Dawid Malan and Chris Woakes taking the place of Ben Stokes.

The Stands : James Anderson's painful golf swing