Famous Cricket Sledges*
For those who aren't sure what a sledge is, it's more or less another word for insult.
1. Rod Marsh & Ian Botham:
When Botham took guard in an Ashes match, Marsh welcomed him to the
wicket with the immortal words: "So how's your wife & my kids?"
2. Robin Smith & Merv Hughes:
During 1989 Lords Test Hughes said to Smith after he played & missed:
"You can't f*cking bat". Smith to Hughes after he smacked him to the
boundary: "Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can't f*cking bat & you
can't f*cking bowl."
3. Merv Hughes & Javed Miandad:
During 1991 Adelaide Test, Javed called Merv a fat bus conductor. A few
balls latter Merv dismissed Javed: "Tickets please", Merv called out as
he ran past the departing batsman.
4. Merv Hughes & Viv Richards:
During a test match in the West Indies, Hughes didn't say a word to Viv,
but continued to stare at him after deliveries. "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*ck off."
5. Ian Healy & Arjuna Ranatunga
Healy's legendary comment which was picked up by the Channel Nine
microphones when Ranatunga called for a runner on a particularly hot
night during a one dayer in Sydney... "You don't get a runner for being
an overweight, unfit, fat c*nt!!!"
6. Shane Warne & Daryll Cullinan:
As Cullinan was on his way to the wicket, Warne told him he had been
waiting two years for another chance to humiliate him. "Looks like you
spent it eating," Cullinan retorted.
7. Glenn McGrath & Eddo Brandes:
After Brandes played & missed a McGrath delivery, the Aussie bowler
politely enquired: "Oi, Brandes, why are you so fat?" "Cos every time I
f*ck your wife she gives me a biscuit," Brandes replied.
8. Ricky Ponting & Shaun Pollock:
After going past the outside edge with a couple of deliveries, Pollock
told Ponting: "It's red, round & weighs about 5 ounces." Unfortunately for
Pollock, the next ball was hammered out of the ground. Ponting to
Pollock: "you know what it looks like, now go find it.