Best replies to sledging in cricket history.
In the 132 years of cricket history, many new things came and changed. The one thing that did not change is sledging in this game. Cricket fans love this game very much because it is a game of uncertainties. Fans also love the sledging between two players. Cricket fans like the competition between two players.
This competition creates more excitement when someone passes some verbal comments or cuss words to another player. In cricket history, there have been many moments when the player gave perfect reply to opponents comments by his cricketing skills. Let’s have a look at moments when a player gave an epic reply to an opponent.
Top-10 instances of sledging in cricket
#1. Andre Nel and Sreesanth
This is one of the funniest and epic replies in Indian cricket history. The incident took place in the 1st Test in 2006 at Johannesburg. India had only one wicket left in the 2nd innings and S. Sreesanth was batting. South African bowler Andre Nel tease him and in the next ball, Sreesanth smashed a straight six. After hitting the six, Sreesanth started dancing.
#2. Flintoff and Yuvraj
This is one of the most iconic moments in cricket history. The incident took place in the inaugural season of T20 World Cup. Andrew Flintoff said some cuss words to Yuvraj Singh. The Indian left-handed batsman gave reply with his bat by smashing 6 sixes in 6 balls.
#3. Venkatesh Prasad and Aamer Sohail
This is a rare moment in which bowler gave an epic reply to the batsman. In the 1996 World Cup, Aamer Sohail smashed a four in Venktsh Parsad’s ball. After hitting a boundary, he started teasing Parsad. After this incident, in the very next ball, Parsad bowled him.
#4. Sachin and Mcgrath
The great Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar played his most of the cricket without sledging anyone. He sledged only once in his career. In 2000 Knockout Cup, McGrath bowled some dot deliveries to Tendulkar. After this, the verbal comments started between them. After this, Sachin smashed many boundaries to McGrath.
#5. Harbhajan and Shoaib Akhtar
This incident took place in the 2010 Asia Cup. India was chasing a target of 268 runs. In the 2nd last over, some disgusting verbal talks started between Harbhajan Singh and Shoaib Akhtar. In the final over, Harbhajan smashed the winning six in Amir’s ball. After hitting winning runs, Harbhajan Singh removed his helmet and started celebrating.
#6. Gambhir and Shane Watson
The incident took place in the 3rd Test of 2008 Test series. This is one of the rare moment in cricket history in which almost every player of the team sledged an opponent batsman. Australian team sledged Gautam Gambhir on the First Day of the Test match. In this innings, Gambhir smashed a double century and gave a perfect reply to the Aussies.
#7. Johnson and Anderson
This is one of the best replies by any bowler. In 2013 Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson teasing James Anderson for not taking wickets. Just after Johnson’s comment, Anderson bowled out Johnson’s teammate and gave an epic reply to him with his bowling.
#8. Zaheer Khan and Brett Lee
In the 7th ODI of 2008 ODI series, India was almost about to lose the match. Zaheer Khan defends Lee’s one ball and after this Brett Lee starts passing some cuss words to him. In the next ball, Zaheer smashed a straight six and gave an epic reply to one of the best fast bowlers in cricket history.
#9. Ganguly and Broad
In the 6th ODI of 2007 series, the young Stuart Broad starts teasing the Dada of Indian cricket. After receiving some disgusting comments from Stuart Broad, Ganguly smashed some boundaries in Broad’s over and gave a reply with his bat.
#10. Kohli and Brad Haddin
In the 4th Test of 2014 Test series, Virat Kohli started teasing Brad Haddin when he came out to bat. In the first ball, Haddin smashed six and after this, he turns back to Kohli and looked at him.