Bresnan defends Twitter use

Tim Bresnan will carry on "just being himself" with his Twitter updates - despite the raised eyebrows over some of his remarks to 'followers'.

The England seamer caused a stir two months ago when he responded to some banter from a 'tweeter' - making it clear in colourful language he could do without input from unknown third parties.

Bresnan, preparing to help England's bid for a one-day international series victory over South Africa in Friday's final match, has been conspicuously quiet with his internet updates of late.

But he insists he will be contributing again, once he thinks he has something interesting or funny enough to post.

"The thing that happened a couple of months ago, that was just me being myself," said the Yorkshireman.

"If someone has a cop at you, you stick 'em back. That's how I was brought up.

"Obviously it's not great in the public eye. If someone punches you, you whack 'em back."

As for his Twitter future, Bresnan can assure 'followers' his silence is not permanent.

"I am still on Twitter. I haven't 'Twittered' for quite a long time - because I haven't found anything worthy of a 'Tweet'," he explains.

"If something interesting happens - maybe we see a great white off the beach today - that would be worth a 'Tweet'.

"I think if you're going to 'Tweet' it's got to be humorous; otherwise, there's no point."

Bresnan will soon be getting back to the more serious matter of trying to help England beat their high-profile hosts for the second successive time in an ODI series.

In the meantime, though, he and the rest of the squad have another piece of trivia to consider - thanks to reports that former England captain Michael Vaughan is about to follow Shane Warne, among a batch of famous cricketers, as one of the faces of 'Advanced Hair Studio'.

Vaughan is not yet an obvious candidate to be treated for hair loss.

But Bresnan said of his ex-Yorkshire team-mate: "I got told that last night - and I think 'good on 'im'.

"If he fancies a weave, crack on son.

"If one day I'm thinning out, I'll go get one - and I won't really care who knows about it. If he's getting a wedge of cash to do that, fair enough."

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