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Famous sledge of cricket

In Uncategorized on March 14, 2010 by Vikas

Despite mine having not much interest in the game i saw a video of some of the most famous sledging in cricket history.I wish I could have  just includes the video but for my proxy stricken friends I decided to decipher it down to text.So here these are

Merv Hughes (Australia) and Hansie Cronje (South Africa): Once, during a tour game in South Africa, Merv Hughes was bowling to Hansie Cronje. It was an especially flat wicket and Cronje was tonking Hughes all over the park.

After the umpteenth boundary, Hughes headed down the pitch, stood near
Cronje, broke wind, and said: “Try hitting that for six.”

It was five minutes before the guffawing stopped and play could resume.
Merv Hughes (Australia) and Viv Richards (West Indies):

During a Test match in the West Indies, Hughes didn’t say a word to
Richards, but continued to stare at him after deliveries. To which Viv
Richards said, “This is my island, my culture. Don’t you be staring at
me. In my culture we just bowl.”

Merv didn’t reply, but after he dismissed him he announced to the
batsman: “In my culture we just say f— off.”

Robin Smith (England) and Merv Hughes (Australia): During the 1989
Lord’s Test, Hughes said to the South Africa-born Smith after he had
played and missed: “You can’t f— bat”.

Simth smashed the next Hughes delivery to the boundary, then said: “Hey
Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f— bat and you can’t f— bowl.”

Ravi Shastri (India) and Mike Whitney (Australia): Ravi Shastri hit 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—
head”.

Without battling an eyelid, Shastri retorted, “If you could bat as well
as you can talk, you wouldn’t be the f— 12th man.”

Rodney Marsh (Australia) and Ian Botham (England): Rodney Marsh to Ian
Botham in an Ashes Test: “So how’s your wife and my kids?”

Botham’s reply: “The wife’s fine. The kids are retarded!”

Glenn McGrath (Australia) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies): Sarwan,
then the West Indies vice-captain, and McGrath went toe-to-toe in
Antigua in May 2003, The incident was sparked after Sarwan, on his way
to a match-winning second-innings century, reportedly reacted to lurid
taunts from McGrath.

McGrath: So what does Brian Lara’s d— taste like?
Sarwan: I don’t know. Ask your wife.
McGrath [losing it]: If you ever f—  mention my wife again, I’ll f—
rip your f— throat out.

Glenn McGrath (Australia) and Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe): The Aussie
paceman was bowling to the Zimbabwe number 11 who was just missing each
ball. McGrath, frustrated, went to him and inquired: Why are you so fat?

Brandes replied: Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives
me a biscuit.

Even the Aussie slip fielders were in hysterics.

Sachin Tendulkar (India) and Abdul Qadir (Pakistan): The year was 1989
and Sachin Tendulkar, who had just made his debut in Pakistan, was
sending young leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed running for cover in a tour
game, having hit two sixes in one over. Ahmed’s frustrated mentor, the
legendary Abdul Qadir, challenged Tendulkar, saying, “Bachchon ko kyon
mar rahe ho? Hamein bhi maar dikhao (‘Why are you hitting kids? Try and
hit me’).
Tendulkar didn’t respond, and since then we have all learnt that he lets
his bat do the talking. Qadir had made a simple request and Sachin
obliged. He hit four sixes in an over, making the spinner look like the
kid in the contest. The over: 6, 0, 4, 6, 6, 6.

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