London: Cricket Australia had asked its players before start of the Ashes series not to indulge in sledging, but fast bowler Peter Siddle denied receiving any message from the board.
Australian players, who are famous for their verbal taunts as their on-field brillance, had received letters banning them from sledging.
But any lingering doubt was set aside by fast bowler Siddle here at Lord"s on Tuesday when he said with a grin: “If it was sent, I don"t think we"ve received it yet."
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“In the second innings, we found that [the short ball] was a bit of a weakness, but he toughed it out and he stuck around for a while. We might pitch another one up to him, but he might have to wait a while," he added.