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Thursday , August 7 , 2014
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Continue sledging: Vaughan


Calcutta: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has not only defended pacer James Anderson in the Ravindra Jadeja incident but also suggested that the pace spearhead carry on with his sledging at Old Trafford without giving India any chance to report him again.

“At Old Trafford I would say to Jimmy carry on but don’t give India an excuse to report him again. He is winning England the series and the political tension between the teams is high so he is vulnerable if he blows his top again and gets involved in a needless spat,” Vaughan wrote in his column in The Daily Telegraph.

Anderson was pronounced not guilty in the alleged case of physical abuse against the Indian all-rounder by the ICC’s judicial commission last Friday. The international board also rejected BCCI’s review plea of the verdict, but Vaughan insisted that Anderson should be careful in his choice of words on and off the field.

“Dhoni will be reminded his technique is all over the place when facing Jimmy. England have Shikhar Dhawan on toast and as soon as he comes in, the slip cordon will be reminding him of his technical problems,” said Vaughan.