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England pacer Anderson unfazed by Langer's 'pussy' tag

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London, Aug. 11 (ANI): Lancashire and England fast bowler James Anderson has rejected former Australian opener Justin Langer's "pussy" tag, saying that he was now a completely different cricketer to the one they faced in 2006-07.

Langer's secret dossier had branded England cricketers "lazy", "shallow" and "flat".

Anderson, who was passed fit for fifth Test selection following a hamstring twinge, was quoted by The Telegraph, as saying: "I dare say people will wonder whether Langer's comments will spur me on a bit more, but I can say without any hesitation that I don't need anything more to gee me up for the last Test.

"The only comments about me as a person and as a cricketer that I take to heart are those that come from people who know me, and I'm not bothered what Langer supposedly had to say.

"I gather his remarks about me were along the lines that my body language can be detrimental to the team, if the Aussies got on top of me.

"But the bottom line is that he doesn't even know me as a person and he last played Test cricket against me more than two-and-a-half years ago."

Langer is disappointed that his remarks were leaked. He said the e-mail meant only for Australian coach Tim Nielsen. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 18:23 [IST]
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