England’s ace fast bowlers – James Anderson and Stuart Broad – indulged in a friendly Twitter banter on Friday (July 20). The witty chitchat initiated with a tweet from Stephen Jones, who plays for Frindsbury Cricket Club in England.
Taking to Twitter, Jones put his query by stating: “A question I feel needs to be answered ... does @jimmy9 bowl from the James Anderson end at Old Trafford or allow @StuartBroad8 that honour?!”
Replying to the tweet, Broad wrote: "Every morning of a Test we walks in & says 'James Anderson is going to bowl from the James Anderson End today.'"
Every morning of a Test we walks in & says “James Anderson is going to bowl from the James Anderson End today.”— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 20, 2018
Broad's response resulted in a series of witty tweets, with Anderson trolling his fellow pacer for changing his club every so often.
Now now Stuart. No need for that!— James Anderson (@jimmy9) July 20, 2018
I feel like I’ve started something here. Maybe one day there will be a Stuart Broad end at Trent Bridge...— Stephen Jones (@SPJ91) July 20, 2018
Doubt it.— James Anderson (@jimmy9) July 20, 2018
You only get stands or ends named when you’re VERY old...— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 20, 2018
Helps if you’re a one club man too ????????— James Anderson (@jimmy9) July 20, 2018
The banter session ended with Jones declaring Anderson as the winner.
Jimmy has won this battle I’m afraid. Sorry Broady! ????— Stephen Jones (@SPJ91) July 20, 2018
Anderson and Broad are expected to play a vital role in the pace department during the forthcoming Test series against India. In order to prove their fitness, the duo recently returned to first-team action. While Anderson took part in Lancashire's second XI against Nottinghamshire, Broad featured in the annual Brambles Bank match.
The highly-anticipated Test series between India and England will commence on August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Lord’s (Aug 09-Aug 13) will host the second Test while Trent Bridge (Aug 18-Aug 22), Rose Bowl (Aug 30-Sep 03) and The Oval (Sep 07-Sep 11) will stage the third, fourth and fifth Test respectively.