Colombo: England speedster James Anderson had to bear the pain of stitches in his cheek after he was involved in an accident "during some horseplay" with teammate Graeme Swann.
Really excited about today. The 2 stitches in my cheek, given to me by a so called friend, r coming out! Can`t get rid of black eyes as easily," Anderson tweeted ahead of the World Cup semi-final between England and co-hosts Sri Lanka.
England team officials revealed shortly before the start of the knock-out encounter that the fast bowler had the accident more than a week ago when the squad was in Bangladesh.
"It was just a little accident caused by one of Swanny`s clumsier moments during some horseplay. He looked horrified when he did it, but now he`s jealous because men with scars look cool!," Anderson wrote in `Daily Mirror`.
"You may see a slight scar on the side of my face in pictures this week," he added.
The out of form seamer has been kept on the sidelines after his team`s loss to the minnows Bangladesh in the World Cup league match at Dhaka.