— Cricket Germany (@Cricket_Germany) July 21, 2013
Australia have just gone two test’s down in the 2013 Ashes series and look like they might be lucky to get a single victory in the series when they received this morale boosting tweet from Cricket Germany.
Who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humor.
The noise he makes when he cramps up is by far the funniest thing to ever happen on a cricket field. This might not be a sledge, but it is hilarious.
Its not often that we get to hear exactly just what the players are saying to one another, this is a great little video showing the kind of banter that has made Kumar Sangakarra a sledging legend.
Andrew Flintoff saw his opponent Tino Best, who was known for loving a bit of a slog preparing to face an off-spiner and shouted:
“Watch the windows, Tino!”
This had the exact desired effect.
Best came charging out of his crease like a mad man. He took a wild swing at the ball, missed it completely and was promptly stumped by Geraint Jones.
The windows were safe. Tino walked off. Flintoff spent the next few overs giggling like a little schoolgirl.
During a form slump Sunil Gavaskar decided to come lower down the order to try and ease some pressure off himself, and bat at No 4.
Malcolm Marshall then proceeded to bowl out Anshuman Gaekwad and Dilip Vengsarkar for two 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.”
It was way back in 1989, and Sachin Tendulkar was making his debut in Pakistan.
Sachin was just 16 years old, facing some of the fastest bowlers at the time, and there wasnt a single Pakistani that was going to let him forget it.
The Pakistani crows were holding up signs saying ”Hey kid, go home and drink milk” (Roughly translated)
Tendulkars response was to hit 2 sixes in on over from young leg spinner Mustaq Ahmed. Older leg spinner Abdul Qadir then threw his own challenge out to Tendulkar saying ”Why are you hitting kids? Try and hit me.”
Tendulkar again remained silenty and let his bat do the talking. He hit 4 sixes in the over.
6, 0, 4, 6, 6, 6.