Anderson unfazed by Langer's 'pussy' tag

Updated: 12 August 2009 08:16 IST

Unfazed by Justin Langer's "pussy" remarks, James Anderson says he does not need anything to spur him on for next week's final Test against Australia.

London:

Unfazed by Justin Langer's "pussy" remarks, England fast bowler James Anderson says he does not need anything to spur him on for next week's fifth and final Test against Australia and claimed he was "a completely different cricketer" since their meeting over two years ago.

"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," he said. "A lot has happened to me since the last Ashes series and I'm now a completely different cricketer to the one he faced in Australia," he told the 'Daily Telegraph'.

Langer described Anderson as "a bit of a pussy" in his leaked dossier on England's cricketers as the tourists trounced England by an innings at Headingley. He branded the home side as "lazy", "shallow" and "flat" in a secret dossier.

"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," he said.

"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," he added.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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