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Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has made it clear that he has no plans to cut back on sledging during the upcoming Ashes series.
Haddin’s comments come after England pace bowler James Anderson and captain Alastair Cook called for an end to the verbal confrontations that have become all too familiar every time both teams face each other.
“They start half of it! What about Jimmy Anderson? He has called for peace hasn’t he? He better look at himself in the mirror,” Haddin said.
While Haddin is clearly not afraid of getting into a war of words with the England team, he insisted that no lines will be crossed.
“I have never played in an Ashes campaign where things have got out of hand, this one will be no different,” he said. “The tradition of the urn deserves that, to play the brand of cricket we play, and England play. We have not won [an Ashes series] here for 14 years now.
“The Ashes will be played in the great spirit [it] always [has been], but it will be contested.”