Manchester: Former England skipper 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 Telegraph’. “When you hear comments like Michael Clarke’s to James Anderson in Brisbane last year or Jimmy calling MS Dhoni a “fat c—” then the umpires have to step in. Jimmy will know he was wrong and he will not want his name linked with those kind of words. He has young children and he will not want them reading those comments in years to come,” said Vaughan.

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