Southampton, July 31: England paceman James Anderson has unnecessarily targeted another Indian player during the fourth day of the third Test here on Wednesday (July 30).
Anderson, on his 32nd birthday yesterday, picked Ajinkya Rahane to shoot off some words after the final ball of the day was delivered by him.
The fast bowler will attend a hearing tomorrow (August 1) for his alleged "pushing" and "abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test in Nottingham. For the same incident, the Indian all-rounder was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for which the BCCI has appealed.
Now, Anderson has not learnt from his past mistakes and for no reason picked on Rahane.
The incident happened after Anderson delivered the final ball of the day. As Rahane played it for three runs, Anderson said few words to him at the end of play and the batsman complained to the Australian umpire Rod Tucker.
The match official pulled the Englishman away and things settled.
On "Star Sports", former India captain Rahul Dravid said, "An average finish by Anderson after an excellent day." Anderson had taken five wickets in the first innings earlier in the day.
When India opener Shikhar Dhawan was asked about the incident, he brushed it aside, saying ""That is normal. It happens in cricket."