Manchester: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants his side to forget about the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja, after the ICC announced Wednesday it will not appeal the decision to exonerate Anderson of the level three charge of pushing and abusing Jadeja.
Speaking on the eve of the fourth Test between the two sides at Old Trafford, Dhoni backed his players to focus only on taking a 2-1 lead in the series.
“It is really important not to drag one thing into another,” Dhoni said.
“Irrespective of what has happened, in the last game we were only concentrating on cricket. Once you are a part of the Indian cricket team it is one thing that you learn to do very well because a lot of things keep floating around cricket.”
However, Dhoni reiterated his frustration that Jadeja was fined 50% of his match fee for “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game” after his involvement in the incident.
“It is very interesting what David Boon (of the elite panel of match referees) really found out on the basis of which he said Jadeja needs to be fined 50% of his match money,” Dhoni said.