Shane Warne was bowling to Sourav Ganguly, and Ganguly let a few go through to the keeper without offering a shot, Warne decided to remind him why they were all there;
“Hey mate, the crowd didn’t pay their money to watch you let balls go. They came here to see this little bloke [pointing to Sachin Tendulkar at the non-striker’s end] play shots.
Even retirement and commentating for English Television hasnt dulled Shane Warnes urge to sledge.
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.
Dennis Lilliee was never known for being friendly to opposition players let alone his own team-mates.
Lilliee was bowling to Kim Hughes in the nets. Lilliee fired off a nasty bouncer towards his captain and fellow team mate. Hughes bareley managed to avoid it bouncing off his head.
Lilliee asked Hughes:
“Did I get you?”
Hughes responded “No, I’m alright”
“Then I’ll get you next time you bastard” replied a disappointed Lilliee
This might not be a sledge, but it is still a very good quote from one of the best batsmen from the Australian team that Dominated for a decade.
“I have seen God, he bats at number 4 for India”
(For those of you who couldnt figure it out, the number four in the Indian team at the time was Sachin Tendulkar)
Sachin Tendulkar is known for being a cool, calm disciplined cricketer who lets his bat do his sledging for him.During the first overs in 2000’s Champions Trophy in Kenya he uttered the words to Glen McGrath that would give every bowler nightmares:
“Today, I will hit you out of the ground”
It was part of the teams strategy to disrupt McGrath’s concentration. And it worked, MGrath ended up bowling 9 overs for 61 runs and India won by 20 runs.
During Ricky Pontings first Ashes series as captain, taking over from retired captain Steve Waugh, Ponting was doing the captains duty of verbally abusing his English counterpart Michael Vaugh as he took to the pitch to bat.
Vaughan put Ponting in his place when he told him:
“Get back in the slips Ponting. Who do you think you are, Steve Waugh?”
Chasing 384 to win in Kolkata, Australia were in a good position at 3-161, when Sourav Ganguly put down a difficult chance to catch Steve Waugh out. Waugh told Ganguly
“You just dropped the test mate”
Soon after, the Australian Captain was dismissed by Harbhajan Singh, and as Waugh walked off the pitch, Rahul Dravid said to him
“Who’s given away the test now?”