Indian batsmen had a poor outing in the first innings of Lord's Test match. The world No.1 ranked Test team only managed to get 107 runs against the English bowling in the first innings. It was not only the poor show of Indian batsmen but also James Anderson's superb bowling that left the visitors on the backfoot. Anderson was on fire in the first innings and picked up five wickets and destroyed the Indian batting line up.
Anderson was at his lethal best from his very first ball when he bowled Indian opener Murali Vijay with intimidating swing that left the batsman numb. The cricketing world went crazy after his unplayable delivery. Indian veteran Harbhajan Singh who is in London witnessing the live match took to Twitter to ask the question to probably the greatest batsman to ever play the game - Sachin Tendulkar.
The Turbonator asked,"How do u play this ball ? paji can u explain plz @sachin_rt what a beauty."
Tendulkar replied to his former Mumbai Indians teammate in his own style. The 45-year old praised the Indian offie for his unplayable delivery commonly known as 'Doosra' . He replied,"What a fantastic delivery by @Jimmy9! But this is a question many have asked after getting foxed by your doosra as well @harbhajan_singh."
Harbhajan's 'Doosra' had troubled many batsmen all over the world and the Master Blaster knows how tough it was to play Bhajji's special delivery.
Anderson, on the other hand, picked up his 26th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and entered the records book by dethroning former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan to become the pacer with most wickets against India.
Anderson did not get better of his arch-nemesis Virat Kohli but he managed to get both the Indian openers, Vijay and KL Rahul.