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.
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.
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.
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?”
Talented bowler Zaheer Khan had been having a very public battle keeping his weight down after an injury. He arrived at the crease one day at Trent Bridge in 2007 to find that the English fielder’s had decided to treat him.
Some one had put a jelly bean on the pitch.
He promptly removed it, only to find that more appeared after each ball was delivered.
Khan didn’t find it as funny as the English players and, not knowing just who was the jellybean culprit, raised his bat threateningly towards Kevin Pietersen.
Paul Collingwood later said of the incident “He wasn’t to pleased. I think he prefers the blue ones to the pink ones”.
Whichever he preferred, he went out the next day and took his revenge on the English, by taking 5 wickets that day.
Mike Whitney (the 12th man in the game) “If you leave the crease i’ll break your f***ing head”.
Shastri “If you could bat as well as you can talk you wouldn’t be the f***ing 12th man”.