Video - MS Dhoni Defends Jadeja
Watch as Indian captain MS Dhoni defends Ravindra Jadeja after both he and England's James Anderson were charged for an alleged incident that took place at Trent Bridge.
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Jadeja has been charged with a Level 2 offence and Anderson a Level 3 offence after the drawn opening Test between the two countries in Nottingham.
While England captain Alastair Cook claims that charging Anderson is a 'tactic', Dhoni stands by the charge against England's fast bowler.
"Well, the good thing is, it's not something that has only happened now," Dhoni said.
"It's a constant thing that keeps happening but frankly we have been on the receiving end a lot of times where somebody starts something and we retaliate and we get fined for that.
"I think it was good on (Ravindra) Jadeja not to really do something. It could have gone a bit far, but I felt that he addressed it in the most appropriate manner and that's something that we all have to learn and move forward.
"Somebody has to back off at the right time because at the end of the day we play a sport - and a lot of people look up to us. So, there is a lot of responsibility on us.
However, Dhoni is keen for everybody's focus to switch to what is happening on the pitch as he bids to lead his side to a Test victory at Lord's for the first time since 1986.
He wants the remainder of the series to be played in a hard but fair manner by both sides.
"Definitely like to do is to make sure that the remainder of the match is played in the right spirit and at the same time it shouldn't be very docile.
"We want the players to be aggressive, we want them to say a few things but at the same time it is very important not to flow with it and cross the boundaries and I think it will be our responsibility to make sure it is played in the right spirit and we'll try our best to maintain that."
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