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The Ashes: James Anderson Backs Ollie Robinson's Aggression Towards Australian Batters

The 29-year-old pacer has copped a lot of criticism for his expletive-laden sendoff to Khawaja.

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Anderson claimed that Robinson bowls better when he is fired up.
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England veteran seamer James Anderson defended teammate Ollie Robinson, who was involved in a fiery exchange with Australia opener Usman Khawaja. (More Cricket News)

The pacer has copped a lot of criticism for his expletive-laden sendoff to Khawaja.

"Ollie did nothing wrong when he had his moment with Khawaja. In fact, I stood at mid-off for most of the game and didn’t hear anything said by either team that was unacceptable," Anderson wrote.

"I don't want Ollie to change. I like him getting fired up. He bowls better when he is in that mood. From personal experience, I know I bowl better when I am a bit more aggressive and intense.

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"It has revved up a few former Australia cricketers who have had a bit to say in the media. That's OK. I'm sure I will be doing that as an ex-player. 

"You have to keep your name in the papers and keep getting a job. It is to be expected. More and more people will come out of the woodwork with that kind of stuff as the series goes on."

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