Wednesday 16 July 2014 

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.

Please note this video will be available until 30th July. After this, the video will be replaced by the latest available news video.

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."

Video provided by SNTV.

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs