Some of the Best Cricket Sledges You Will Ever Get to Know
Some people call it ‘mental disintegration’ and some call it sledging. Till its not ugly sledging is really fine and sometimes humorous as well. Let us find out some of the best sledges on the cricket field we have witnessed till now.
First the most famous one and most used sledge incident on the internet till date….
Rod Marsh to Ian Botham: “So, how is your wife and my kids?”
Ian Botham: “Wife is fine. Kids are rearded.”
Malcom Marshall was known for his speed and accuracy. David Boon was struggling against Marshall and he was even not able to make contact with the ball, so Marshal told Boony: “Now David, are you going to get out or am I going to have to come around the wicket and kill you?”
Similarly Merv Hughes was troubling Graham Gooch and he went on and told Graham Gooch, “Would you like me to bowl a piano and see if you can play that!?”
Big Meve again and this time against equally funny Javed Miandad of Pakistan. Actually it was Javed who started it all by sledging Merve, “Merv you are a big, fat bus conductor.” Few balls later when Merve got him, Merv ran towards Javed who was going towards the pavilion and shouted, “Tickets please!”
Aussies are known as ‘born sledgers’ and no wonder they even sledge each other. In a Sheffield Shield match Steve Waugh was taking too much time before facing his first ball of the innings. Jamie Siddons came to him and said, “For f**k’s sake, mate, it’s not a fu**en test match!”. Steve Waugh calmly replied, “Of course it’s not…You are here.”
Sunil Gavaskar dropped himself to no. 4 position in a test match against West Indies and Malcolm Marshall took two Indian wickets in his first over itself hence Gavaskar had to walk-in. While passing near Viv Richards, Viv said to Sunny, “Maan, it don’t matter what number you come in, the score is still zero!”
It’s Sir Viv Richards again..he was having trouble in facing Greg Thomas and when for one more time Richards failed to connect it, Thomas sledged him and said, “It’s red, it’s round, Now f**ken hit it.” The very next ball from Thomas was dispatched for a boundary by Sir Viv and he did not forget to reply Thomas by saying, “You know what it looks like, now go and fetch it!”
Here is the best among the lot.
James Ormand of England came to bat and was struggling to contact his bat with the ball. Mark Waugh standing in sleep chirped, “What are you doing out here? You’re too sh*t to play for England!” Ormond calmly replied, “Maybe so, but at least I am the best player in my family.”