Apart from the high-quality cricket,sledging has always been a part of India- Australia rivalry in cricket.
The Australian team is famous for its incredible talent of verbally abusing the opposition and if there is one team that has given them apt reply every now and then, it is India.Sledging makes even the best players crack, especially whilst under pressure.Being able to handle those rude comments is a very important skill to have. The easiest way is to either ignore and not to take any comments to heart, otherwise, it might cost you your wicket but the Indian players have always retaliated in a brilliant manner.
One such incident was witnessed during the final match of the 2007 ODI series between India and Australia. Australian pacer Brett Lee bowled a yorker to Zaheer Khan, who somehow defended it and sprinted for a single but was rightly sent back by the batsman at the non-striker’s end. In his follow through, Brett Lee rushed to pick up the ball and went near Zaheer and threw some sledges towards the Indian speedster.
The Indian pacer replied in the best possible way, launching Lee for a huge six on the very next ball. It was a clean, straight hit back down the ground, clearing long-on by some good distance.
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