London: He may have been let off after an International Cricket Council (ICC) hearing but it has now come to light that England pacer James Anderson did admit to abusing Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during their altercation in the opening Test at Nottingham. (Also read: Jadeja-Anderson controversy has no winner anyway)
According to a report in 'ESPNCricinfo', Anderson had threatened to break Jadeja's teeth during the altercation. The matter was brought to a close earlier this week when an ICC appointed judicial commissioner exonerated both the players of the respective charges brought against them.
"...he (Anderson) admitted to having continuously abused Jadeja, pushing him and acting in breach of the spirit of cricket. He also threatened to break Jadeja's teeth, the BCCI's counsel contended while appealing the sentence earlier handed to Jadeja by match referee David Boon," the report said.