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November 22 2018

12 of the most famous Sledging Instances in World Cricket

- by Sahil Rathod

Cricket is traditionally played with bat and ball but sometimes mind games can help too. Getting into the opponent’s head can always tilt the match in your favour, and that is what many cricketers have resorted to, making sledging an integral part of cricket. So here are 12 of the most famous instances in cricket where the bat and ball were forgotten and the mouth did all the talking:

1. During an Ashes match, Mark Waugh tried to troll James Ormond…

Waugh: “Look who it is! Mate, what are you doing here? There’s no way you’re good enough to play for England!”

Ormond: “Maybe not, but at least I’m the best player in my family!”

2. During a County match, Glamorgan pacer Greg Thomas tried to mess with Viv Richards…

Thomas: “It’s red, round and weighs about five ounces. Now f**king hit it!”

Richards smashed the next ball for a boundary…

Richards: “Greg, you know what it looks like. Now go and find it!”

3. Fred Truman was unhappy that his slip fielder Raman Subba Row was sloppy…

Raman Subba Row: “Sorry Fred, I should’ve kept my legs closed!”

Fred Truman: “So should your mother!”

4. During the infamous Bodyline series, England captain Douglas Jardine complained to his Australian counterpart Bill Woodfull about the relentless sledging…

Jardine: “Your slip fielder just called me a bastard!”

Woodfull: “Alright, which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?”

5. Australian Ian Healy accused England’s Michael Atherton of cheating during a tour of Australia…

Healy: “You’re a f**king cheat!”

Atherton: “When in Rome, dear boy…”

6. Glenn McGrath tried to mess with Eddo Brandes but the Zimbabwean gave it right back…

McGrath: “Why are you so fat?”

Brandes: “Because every time I f**k your wife, she gives me a biscuit!”

7. McGrath obviously didn’t learn his lesson and tried to mess with RamnareshSarwan next…

McGrath: “What does Brian Lara’s d*ck taste like?”

Sarwan: “Why don’t you ask your wife?”

8. Parthiv Patel once tried to troll the legendary Steve Waugh…

Patel: “Come on Steve, just one more of the famous slog sweeps before you finish.”

Waugh: “Respect me, son. When I made my Test debut, you were still in your nappies!”

9. JavesMiandad took on Australia’s Merv Hughes…

Miandad: “Merv, you’re a big, fat bus conductor.”

Hughes got him out a few deliveries later and ran to him…

Hughes: “Ticket, please!”

10. James Siddon got impatient with Steve Waugh for taking time to settle in at the crease…

Siddon: “For f**k’s sake, mate, it’s not a f**king Test match!”

Waugh: “Of course, it’s not. You’re here!”

11. Shane Warne trying to intimidate Daryll Cullinan…

Warne: “I’ve been waiting for two years to have another chance at you!”

Cullinan: “Looks like you spent it eating!”

12. Steve Waugh dropped an unforgettable line when Herschelle Gibbs dropped his catch during the 1999 World Cup semifinal…

Waugh: “You just dropped the World Cup, son!”

 

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