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
“There’s only one head bigger than Tony Greig’s – and that’s Birkenhead”
When asked by a reporter about his recent poor form
Chappell replied “I can’t really say I’m batting badly. I’m not batting long enough to be batting badly”
After Mike Gatting was accused of inappropriate behaviour with a barmaid.
English team mate Ian Botham came gallantly to his defence:
“It couldn’t have been Gatt. Anything he takes up to his room after nine o’clock, he eats” –
During a cricket match in the late 80’s, Australia were batting and complaining about the short leg fields man’s shadow on the pitch.
Things are getting slightly tense until Graeme Dilly yells out from Fine Leg “It’s a good thing Gat’s not fielding there as we’d be off for bad light”.
Michael Slater was playing in a state cricket game against fellow Australian team mate Shane Warne. Warne, not shying away from sledging a fellow team mate, decided to get under Slater’s skin by suggesting that his temper was like a time-bomb.
When Slater came out to bat, Warne and Berry began the sledging:
After several overs, Slater got impatient and holed out to deep midwicket. As he trudged off, he glared at Warne and Berry, who said in unison “Kaboom!”.