Ten Most “Hilarious” Sledging incidents in World Cricket
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The controversy surrounding the Sydney Test match between India and Australia once again brought “Sledging” into limelight. Sledging has become a part of world cricket and almost every team is doing that. Players resort to sledging in order to distract their opponents’ focus on the game. Sometimes, sledging and banters sound funny and interesting. But at other times, they just turn ugly.
We have listed the top ten sledging incidents from world of cricket, not necessarily in the order they were listed. Here you go:
1) Rodney Marsh (Australia) and Ian Botham (England)
Rodney Marsh to Ian Botham in an Ashes match: “So how’s your wife and my kids?” Ian Botham’s reply – “The wife’s fine. The kids are retarded !”
2) Javed Miandad (Pakistan) and Merv Hughes (Australia)
Javed Miandad called Hughes a fat bus conductor during a match. A few balls later, Hughes dismissed Miandad. “Tickets please,” said Huges, as he ran past the departing batsman.
3) Glenn McGrath (Ausrtralia) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies)
McGrath to Ramnaresh Sarwan: “So what does Brian Lara’s di*k taste like?”Sarwan: “I don’t know. Ask your wife.
McGrath (lost his cool): “If you ever F**king mention my wife again, I’ll F**king rip your F**ing throat out.”
4) Douglas Jardine (England) and Bill Woodfull (Australia)
England player Jardine complained that one of the Australian players called him a bastard. Australian captain Bill Woodfull turns to his team, points to Jardine and asked “Which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?”
5) Mark Waugh (Australia) and Adam Parore (New Zealand)
Mark Waugh standing at second slip, Adam Parore played & missed the first ball. Mark – “Ohh, I remember you from a couple years ago in Australia. You were shit then, you’re ••••••• useless now”. Parore- (Turning around) “Yeah, that’s me & when I was there you were going out with that old, ugly slut & now I hear you’ve married her. You dumb ••••”.
6) Steve Waugh (Australia) and Parthiv Patel (India)
When Steve came (Steve’s last test match) to bat, Parthiv said, “Come on, just one more of the famous slog-sweeps before you finish” Steve-”Respect Me…for when i made my test debut You were still in your nappies”.
7) Glen McGrath (Australia) and Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe)
Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes – who was just missing each ball. McGrath, frustrated, went to him and inquired: “Why are you so fat?”Quick as a flash, Brandes replied, “Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”
8) Ravi Shastri (India) and Mike Whitney (Australia)
Shastri hits the ball towards Mike Whitney (the 12th man in the game) and looked for a single. Whitney said, “If you leave the crease i’ll break your f***ing head”. Without battling an eyelid, Shastri retorted, “If you could bat as well as you can talk you wouldn’t be the f***ing 12th man”.
9) Sunil Gavaskar (India) and Viv Richards (West Indies)
To ease the pressure on himself, Sunil Gavaskar had decided to come lower down the order and bat at No 4 for that particular match. But, Malcolm Marshall fired out Anshuman Gaekwad and Dilip Vengsarkar for ducks, setting the stage for Gavaskar to walk in at 0/2. Viv Richards said “Man, it don’t matter where you come in to bat, the score is still zero.”
10) Viv Richards (West Indies) and Merv Hughes (Australia)
Viv Richards hit Merv Hughes for four consecutive boundaries in one over. Merv stops halfway down the pitch, farted loudly, and said to Viv: “let’s see you hit that to the boundary!” Viv was dumb-founded.