Dhoni 'hurt' by Jadeja fine

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India captain Mahendra Dhoni said that his team is "very hurt" by the decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja following his altercation with England's Jimmy Anderson.

<b>India captain Mahendra Dhoni said that his team is "very hurt" by the decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja following his altercation with England's Jimmy Anderson.</b>

Jadeja was docked 50% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council after an incident in the corridor at Trent Bridge during the first Test.

"It's a very hurtful decision, because I felt a lot of things were neglected in judging the case," Dhoni said on Saturday.

Anderson faces separate hearing which is set to take place on August 1.
The 25-year-old Jadeja was found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" by ICC match referee David Boon on Friday.

Boon downgraded Jadeja's charge from level two, to level one, following a two-and-a-half-hour hearing in Southampton.

Dhoni, however, insisted that his player had only turned around to see who had said something to him, and was then shoved.

"He was pushed so hard he could barely keep his balance," Dhoni said.
"If something is said from behind, you instantly turn around, which is what he did.

"I don't think what Jadeja did was aggressive at all and that's the reason we are very hurt by the wording that has been given."

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is considering an appeal against the ICC ruling.

"By their logic, if you were to say 'excuse me' behind me in the corridor and I turned around to face you I would also get fined 50% of my match fee," Dhoni added.

Anderson faces a level three misconduct charge, which carries a maximum four-Test ban.

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