London: England coach Andy Flower has asked Monty Panesar to stop giving net practice to Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar, saying it was "naive" on part of the spinner to help a rival player.
"He did bowl to him in the nets before Lord's and I think that it is quite a naive thing to do," Flower said after his team's 196-run win over India. (Also see: Team India's fitness quotient)
Although the Indian-origin Panesar is not in the English team for the series, Flower said it was still not right for him to give net sessions to a dangerous player such as Tendulkar. (Also see: Sachin Tendulkar mobbed at Lord's)