India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (above) received a measure of abuse from England’sJimmy Anderson during the First Test at Trent Bridge last month, and The Independent’s Stephen Brinkley endeavors to transcribe the more unsavory bits from an item that has England captain Alistair Cook declaring, “we don’t want to be too nicey-nicey.” No danger of that, apparently.
Anderson said to Ravindra Jadeja as they left the field at lunch on the second day: “What the f*** are you smiling at? I’ll knock your f****** teeth out in the dressing room”. According to the testimony of the umpire, Bruce Oxenford, Anderson had directed comments on the field to the India captain, M S Dhoni, saying: “You’re a f****** fat c***.”
Lewis’s report said that Matt Prior, then the England wicketkeeper, had told the hearing that the words “f***” and “f******” were commonplace on the international cricket field. Anderson is an enthusiastic user and Cook has no intention of telling him to curb his behaviour.
“Of course, there’s little bits where he might have overstepped the mark throughout his career but you’d rather be on that line than too passive,”