BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 7, 2007 (AFP) – AFP sports presents some of the best examples of cricket sledges: – Rod Marsh and Ian Botham: When Botham took guard in an Ashes match, Marsh welcomed him with: “So how’s your wife and my kids?”
– Daryll Cullinan and Shane Warne: As Cullinan was on his way to the wicket, Warne told him he had been waiting two years for another chance to humiliate him. “Looks like you spent it eating,” Cullinan retorted.
– Robin Smith and Merv Hughes. Hughes said to Smith after he played and missed: “You can’t f****** bat”. Smith to Hughes after he smacked him to the boundary: “Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f****** bat and you can’t f****** bowl.”
– Merv Hughes and Javed Miandad. Javed called Hughes a fat bus conductor. A few balls later Hughes dismissed the Pakistan star: “Tickets please”, said Hughes as he ran past the departing batsman.
– England’s James Ormond had just come out to bat and was greeted by Australia’s Mark Waugh. Waugh from the slips: “What are you doing out here, there’s no way you’re good enough to play for England.” Ormond: “Maybe not