England's fast bowler James Anderson went out for a golf session with fellow teammate Stuart Broad. Anderson, who is one of the best swing bowlers that England has, never expected what was coming for him.
He 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 on Sunday with his smile intact.
Stuart Broad, who filmed the whole incident, later posted the video on social media.
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) August 5, 2018
Playing 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 team mate'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 retweeted 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.
England's players are enjoying some rest ahead of the second test against India at Lord's on Thursday. The hosts lead the five-match series 1-0 after their thrilling 31-run victory in the first test.
(With inputs from Reuters)