Stuart Broad says he will not tone down his aggression in the wake of his fine for throwing a dead ball at Zulqarnain Haider.
The England seamer lost 50 per cent of his match fee for the second Test with Pakistan earlier in August after his throw struck the wicketkeeper-batsman on the shoulder.
Broad was roundly criticised for the incident, with some saying that disciplinary action against him had been coming for some time given his excitable bowling style.
But the 24-year-old refuses to drop the confrontational element of his game, believing it to be a key factor in his success so far.
"You have to have a part of you like that as a bowler - that fire in you to keep going," Broad said.
"I love having those battles. I am certainly not going to rein back too much. It is important as a bowler that you always need to have a presence.
"If you lose that you lose quite a bit, a big part of your armoury. It comes naturally with me, and at times it is a huge advantage.
"I don't want to lose it - I want to keep getting wickets."
Although Broad admitted to a charge of "throwing the ball inappropriately", he still maintains that he was aiming for team-mate Matt Prior behind the stumps rather than Haider.
He added: "It was certainly not deliberately aimed at him. It was a throw to our wicketkeeper, which went slightly awry.
"I accepted the punishment that was put on the table, and have moved on from that.
"There are no hard feelings between the teams. I spoke to the wicketkeeper afterwards, and he knew I was not aiming at him.
"He heard the shout from our wicketkeeper, but it hit him instead."
England would go on to win that contest at Edgbaston but then slipped to a four-wicket defeat to the tourists in the third Test at The Oval.
Broad accepts that an improved performance is needed if England are to round out a series victory in the fourth and final Test at Lord's.
He said: "We were disappointed with our performance at The Oval - although we fought fantastically hard with the ball, making it a pressure scenario at the end.
"We need to refocus at Lord's. But we're still 2-1 up in the series, going into the final game.
"We need a strong performance at Lord's. But it is a fantastic ground to play on, and we've had plenty of success there in the past."