Brutal sledgings in cricket history

Sports

11 Sep 2019

Here are the most brutal sledgings in cricket

Cricket is considered as the sport of gentlemen.

However, there have been numerous occasions when the gentlemen have not behaved quite gently and have brutally sledged players of the opposition team.

Some of the sledgings were funny, while some went too far, attracting penalties and other sanctions.

On the same note, we take a look at the most brutal sledgings in cricket history.

Shastri vs Whitney

Ravi Shastri has one classy reply for Mike Whitney

During India's tour of Australia in 1991-92, the Melbourne Test saw Mike Whitney as a substitute fielder.

As Ravi Shastri looked for a single, Whitney threw the ball ferociously towards his keeper and yelled, "Stay in your crease or I'll break your f**king head."

However, Shastri calmly replied, "If you could bowl as well as you talk, you wouldn't be the f**king 12th man."

Trueman vs Row

Fred Trueman doesn't even spare his own team-mate

Now, this might seem weird as England's Fred Trueman took it to another level when he sledged his own team-mate Raman Subba Row.

During the 1962-63 Ashes, one of Trueman's deliveries was edged, as it went for four through the legs of Row.

Row apologized, saying, "Sorry Fred, I should've kept my legs closed."

However, Trueman replied, "Not you, son, your mother should have."

Love Sports news?

Stay updated with the latest happenings.

Yes, notify me

Ponting vs Pollock

Ricky Ponting shuts up Shaun Pollock for good

Ricky Ponting shuts up Shaun Pollock for good

Now, this is both brutal and funny.

During a Test match, Australia's Ricky Ponting was batting and had missed connecting a couple of deliveries from South African pacer Shaun Pollock.

Pollock taunted Ponting by saying, "It's red, round, and weighs about five ounces."

The very next delivery, Ponting smashed it for four and replied, "You know what it looks like, now go find it."

Sarwan vs McGrath

Ramnaresh Sarwan freaks out Glenn McGrath

During a 2003 Test match in St John's, Aussie seamer Glenn McGrath decided to have a go at West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan.

At a point, McGrath asked Sarwan "What does Brian Lara's c*ck taste like?"

Sarwan cheekily replied, "I don't know. Ask your wife."

McGrath freaked out and said, "If you f**king mention my wife again, I'll f**king rip your f**king throat out."

Gambhir vs Afridi

Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi share a barrage of abuses

In 2007, India were playing Pakistan in an ODI in Kanpur, when Gautam Gambhir was struggling, especially against Shahid Afridi.

Meanwhile, Gambhir collided with Afridi while taking a single, as the latter was livid.

It was thereafter both went after each other and hurled abuses, which were smartly interpreted by the viewers, who read their lips.

Both were fined by the ICC later.

Share this timeline

Australia

Australia Cricket

Australia Cricket Match

Australia Cricket Team

Australian

Australian Cricket

Australian Cricket Team

Australian Cricketer

Cricket

Cricket Analysis

England

England & Wales

England Cricket

England Cricket News

England Cricket Players

England Cricket Team

English

Gautam Gambhir

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath- Australia

India

India Cricket

India Cricket Team

Indian Cricket

Indian Cricket Cricketer

Indian Cricket Team

Men in Blue

Mike Whitney

Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket

Pakistan Cricket Latest News

Pakistan Cricket Team

Pakistani

Proteas

Proteas Test

Ramnaresh Sarwan

Ravi Shastri

Ricky Ponting

Shahid Afridi

Shaun Pollock

South Africa

South Africa Cricket Team

South African

South African Cricketer

West Indies

West Indies Cricket

West Indies Cricket Team

Windies

Windies Cricket

Brian Lara

Fred Trueman

ICC

Melbourne Test

Raman Subba Row

Sorry Fred

St John

Share this timeline

Ask NewsBytes
User Image

Next Timeline