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England-India Test Series: Stringent action should be taken against Anderson at any cost
On a number of news channels, a report comprising the details of the dirty words used by Anderson in a spat with MS Dhoni has been displayed. It appears that being the skipper of team India, Dhoni had rightfully warned Anderson to stay away from his team mate Ravindra Jadeja. But instead Anderson started abusing MS Dhoni.

There are also reports that efforts were initiated by the Indian officials to pacify Dhoni by persuading him not to follow up on the case. But MS Dhoni, in accordance to his image, did not budge, ignored the signals and rightfully made his point. Sadly, the Indian top brass heading the ICC have apparently not taken the tough stand required and did not utilize their position to explore the possibilities of ensuring a strict action against the erring Anderson.

A majority of the Indian fans feel that in order to secure the newly obtained coveted position as the head of ICC, big boss did not take any interest in the matter, just to show that he is impartial. However, the fans feel that had someone with a non-controversial background held the chair, he would have definitely pushed the matter in a just and valid manner judiciously.

After all this, it will not be fair to expect a miraculous performance from team India. The situation is already very tense and the supporters of England are notorious for being hooligans and carry the image of being rowdy. During the last match they had hooted Jadeja.

England had lost the series to Sri Lanka and were hoping to beat India by sweeping them clean in a damage control exercise. But instead team India was able to draw a match and took a one match lead as well. Although the score has tied to 1-1 now, but this has become the question of survival for the Englishmen.

So, as usual, they are trying their best to insert pressure on team India by all possible fair or unfair means. Sledging by English players is a known factor. But how sincerely they take this game of gentlemen was proved just a few months back when their star players peed on the pitch of Lord's in a drunken state.

During the last one year, England has lost their supremacy in the international cricket. They have not been able to develop good cricketers and capable bench strength. Therefore, to distract the focus, they give controversial statements against the opponents. To make things worse, their media plays a crucial role and is treated as one of the most biased on this earth.

In fact, England has failed to understand that gone are the days when our previous captains used to ignore such things and hardly put in any resistance. But with the emergence of young and vibrant Indian cricketers of the new generation, time has rapidly changed and with the ever increasing growth of Indian cricket, the players and die hard Indian supporters are not ready to budge. And why should we, as they are no more our masters dictating terms but a country growing weaker on every front.

I do hope that BCCI will sense the emotional bonding of the Indian fans. Especially keeping in view the tremendous support extended by the fans to Indian cricket including the money minting IPL, the BCCI should ensure that they fully exploit their stronghold at ICC. They should not accept anything less than the ouster of arrogant Anderson, failing which, it will be hard for them to survive.

The cricket in this country has become the life line for millions of people and if they withdraw their support even for a few years, BCCI will have no future. Do everything possible - be it the boycotting the event - but make sure that Indian pride is upheld forever.

Time is running out fast and so is the patience of Indian supporters.

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