The Englishman James Anderson apologized to his teammates after re-injuring his calf
An anguished James Anderson He apologized to his teammates from England after stopping injured on the first day of the Opening Ash Test against Australia, fast mate Stuart broad Has revealed.
Anderson had been struggling to be fit for Thursday's first game of the series in Edgbaston after tearing his calf while playing for his county, Lancashire, last month.
The 37-year-old sailor caused many problems from the beginning without taking a gate before experiencing right calf tightness during his fourth round of the game.
He's depressed, he's frustrated ... he actually came and apologized to all bowlers, it's not like he has something to regret, Broad told reporters.
He is distraught because he could not be there today. He feels that he has disappointed the bowling group, but he has not.
The niggles are part of the fast bowling, but he is in the dump as expected.
Anderson did not return to the field after being scheduled for an exploration during lunch.
We still don't know the full scope, Broad added. All we can expect is that the news is better than we expect.
Without their wicket record, England still managed to fire Australia for 284 when Broad came forward to claim 5-86.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Anderson's injury was a massive turning point in the series of five tests.
It seems that it will not be available for a few weeks, Vaughan told the BBC.
In retrospect, maybe Jimmy should have played last week (against Ireland) to see if his legs could withstand a test match.