Cricket World Cup 2015

5 of the 'best' cricket sledges

2015-02-05 12:27
Daryll Cullinan (File)
Cape Town - Ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, five of the best (or worst) sledging exchanges down the years.

South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan and Aussie spin wizard 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.

Australian bowler Merv Hughes and Pakistan's 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, but at least I'm the best player in my family."

Ian Healy and Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga:

Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy believed he knew a way for bowlers to tempt the portly Ranatunga out of his crease, telling team-mate Shane Warne: "Put a Mars Bar on a good length. That should do it."

Sunil Gavaskar of India and West Indies' Malcolm Marshall:

Gavaskar, normally an opener, had decided to bat at number four, but Malcolm Marshall dismissed Anshuman Gaekwad and Dilip Vengsarkar for ducks, setting the stage for Gavaskar to walk in at 0-2. Viv Richards said: "Man, it don’t matter where you come in to bat, the score is still zero."

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