‘My God, she’s beautiful’ – James Anderson’s first impression of Stuart Broad!
James Anderson and Stuart Broad are one of the most destructive bowling pairs in modern cricket scalping more than 1,000 Test wickets for England and have been phenomenal in country’s wide success in white jerseys.
Well, how all that began? It’s absolutely comical – and Anderson depicted all in his latest book publication titled ‘Bowl, Sleep, Repeat.’
“My God, she’s beautiful,” was what James Anderson thought when he first noticed Stuart Broad enter into the scene.
“The first time Stuart Broad walked into the dressing room, with his flowing blond hair, striking blue eyes and perfect figure, I thought: ‘My God, she’s beautiful’,
“It’s surreal we’ve taken more than 1,000 wickets between us,” the 36-year old pacer wrote. The excerpts of the autobiography has been published in the British tabloid The Sun.
“We’ve always had the attitude that fast bowling is something you do in partnerships. The conversation has really helped us. ‘Shall I try this?’ ‘No, stick to the plan.’ We’ll be checking each other all the time,” Anderson who has taken 575 wickets from 148 Tests, said about his partnership with Stuart Broad.
The ground of amusement is yet to be covered. Anderson noted down how pin-drop silence during a team meeting broke by Graeme Swann’s fart – the loudest he (Anderson) ever heard!
“I remember when Andy Flower had taken over and we were having a team talk. Flower required a respectful silence when he was speaking.
“Halfway through, Swanny farted. It was loud. To this day, the loudest fart I’ve ever heard. Flower looked at him, in borderline shock, then paused. Swanny apologised. Flower continued but then reconsidered, stopped and turned back to Swanny, pointing his finger in his face: ‘Actually, that is out of order’.
“Swanny held his ground. He said: ‘I’ve said sorry once, I’m not doing it again’, it read.