Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 19:00
MS Dhoni Slams Ravindra Jadeja Fine, Calls it Hurtful & Negligent.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the "hurtful" decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja, saying the all-rounder had been the innocent party in an incident involving England's James Anderson.
Dhoni said Jadeja had been on the receiving end of "foul langauge" and physical assault and, although the India skipper did not name Anderson on Saturday, it was clear he was referring to the England paceman during a news conference in Southampton ahead of Sunday's third Test match.
Jadeja was fined 50 percent of his match fee, but not banned, by the International Cricket Council after being found guilty on Friday of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game", for an incident with Anderson that took place when walking off as a batsman during the lunch break on the 2nd day of the drawn 1st Test in Nottingham on July 10th.