Cricket and sledging, or cricket banter as some call it, have been close friends since a long time and ever since the advent of the game there has always been those few funny sledging incidents which tickle your funny bones.
So here’s a collection of the Top 10 Funny Sledging incidents in Cricket history –
1. Fred Trueman & Raman Subba Row –
Fred Trueman was bowling and got an edge from the batsman which went between Row’s legs, who was fielding at slip. At the end of the over, Row runs over to Trueman and says: “Sorry Fred, I should’ve kept my legs closed”.
Trueman: “So should your mother”.
2.Sunil Gavaskar & Viv Richards –
In one test between the West Indians and the Indians Sunil Gavaskar decided to drop down to no.4 from his usual opening position. Malcolm Marshall then proceeded to dismiss Gaekwad and Vengsarkar for no score. When Gavaskar came out to bat Richards said: “Man it don’t matter where you come in, the score is still zero!”
3. Daryll Cullinan & Shane Warne –
Cullinan was well known as being a bit of a bunny to Warne’s bowling. The 2 hadn’t played each other in some time so when Cullinan walked out to bat, Warne couldn’t resist heckling him: “I’ve been waiting two years for another chance at you”. Cullinan got him back with a ripper: “Looks like you spent it eating…”
4. Ravi Shastri & Mike Whitney –
Mike Whitney was on the field as a sub fielder while Shastri was batting. Shastri hits the ball to Whitney and contemplates a single. Whitney throws the ball in and says: “Stay in your crease or I’ll break your fucken head”. Shastri replies: “If you could bowl as well as you talk you wouldn’t be the fucken 12th man!”.
5. Ian Healy & Arjuna Ranatunga –
During a One-dayer between Australia and Sri Lanka Ranatunga decided he needed a runner. The stump microphone then picked up the following sledge from Healy: “You don’t get a runner for being an overweight, fat cunt“.
6. Jamie Siddons & Steve Waugh –
In a Sheffield Shield match Steve Waugh was taking his time getting ready to face his first ball. Taking guard, scratching out his mark, looking at the field settings. Jamie Siddons decided enough was enough and remarked: “For fuck’s sake, mate, it’s not a fucken test match!”. To which Waugh replied: “Of course it’s not… You’re here”
7. Merv Hughes & Robin Smith –
Merv was bowling a few crackers that Smith couldn’t even get an edge to. Merv: “If you turn the bat over you’ll get the instructions mate”.
8. Mark Waugh & Adam Parore –
Waugh: “I remember you from a couple of years ago. You were shit then and you’re fucken useless now!”. To which Parore replied: “Yeah that’s me. And I remember you were dating that old, ugly slut. I see you’ve married her now. You dumb cunt”.
9. Robin Smith & Merv Hughes –
In the 1989 Ashes series Big Merv was giving Smith a few problems. After playing and missing a Merv delivery, Big Merv snapped: “You can’t fucking bat”. Next ball Smith proceeded to belt Hughes to the fence for four runs and replied: “Hey Merv! We make a good pair. I can’t fucking bat and you can’t fucking bowl!”
10. Viv Richards & Greg Thomas –
In a county match in England, Thomas was bowling to Richards and getting a few to whizz past the bat. After Richards played and missed another one, Thomas said: “It’s red, it’s round. Now fucken hit it!”. This obviously angered Richards who proceeded to hit the next ball out of the ground. Richards: “You know what it looks like now go and get it.”