UK PM nearly congratulated naked Anderson

Published: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 11:15 [IST]
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PM nearly congratulated naked Anderson

London, Aug 21: A towel-clad James Anderson was frantically searching for his clothes when British Prime Minister David Cameron walked into the England cricket team''s dressing room to congratulate the players for toppling India as the world''s number one Test side.

England lead the four-match series 3-0 and on day two of the ongoing final Test on Friday, Cameron came to the home team''s dressing room for a chat with the players.

Anderson, England''s strike pacer, had just come out of shower after the day''s proceedings and recalled how he searched for his clothes after finding Cameron amid his teammates.

"They say strange things can happen after a shower. I emerged from mine after Friday''s play in only a towel to find the Prime Minister in our dressing room.

"David Cameron was congratulating us on our recent achievements and I was looking for some clothes to put on. He said he was a big cricket fan," Anderson wrote in ''The Daily Mail''.

Anderson also spoke of a new delivery that he has added to his stock.

"The truth behind the ''wobble seam'' ball can be revealed.

I learned it as an extra weapon for last winter''s Ashes, for when the ball stopped swinging.

"The fact is that if I''m not sure which way the ball is going to go, the batsman won''t have a clue. My fingers are slightly wider either side of the seam and instead of putting a strong wrist action behind the delivery this ball is more released than pushed out," he explained.


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