Stuart Broad, James' teammate took to Twitter and shared the video of James' golf-swing moment gone wrong.
Fortunately for Anderson there was no injury, unfortunately for him Stuart Broad happened to be filming so Anderson will never be able to live it down.
Broad said his pal was "perfectly fine" after the fail, as England enjoyed some rest and relaxation before their second Test against India at Lord's.
As a tail-ender, Anderson has dodged quite a few bouncers with the bat in his hand, but on Sunday he had no time to react.
After the first Test, Kohli earned the bragging rights over Anderson as the Indian captain, who was standing well outside the crease while batting, was very cautious against his nemesis in the first innings, leaving balls outside the off-stump with great conviction and didn't poke outside the off-stump often. He was surely looking out to unwind himself ahead of the second test match between India and England which is scheduled to start on August 9 at the Lord's Stadium.
The first game was also England's 1000th Test match which they won on the fourth day by bowling out India for 162, who needed 194 for victory.
Dawid Malan has been dropped from the squad while star all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the Test as he is facing a court hearing next week in Bristol.
Both Anderson and Broad played key roles in the thrilling match.