Who all kissed ya in the last year except your mom?
I personally never sledge I think it's for idiots that can't actually play but the best one I heard was in a final a few years back.. we were playing against some teenagers..
Captain comes out he's in his late 30's- a bit of grey in the hair.. first slip pipes up second ball..
"Hey do you think he's got grey hair in his ar*ehole?" General laughter all round..
Needless to say we smashed the little loud mouths.. taught them to concentrate on their cricket not on their sledging..
"There isn't any such thing as a crisis, only the next ball"
I was the number 11 batsman usually for my side (University side) . But my liking to bash spinners once given me a chance to bat at 7. When I walked in to the middle the opposition captain (a certain SL national player) came to short cover. When I took guard he remarked "hey, you a**sehole, you are going to hit the ball right here in the air". I got cranked up a bit, a leggie was bowling, I went down the track first ball and took it as a full toss and hit it inside out past short covers head for one bounce four. Then I looked at him and retorted "Save your f*cking head, and get back to cover"
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
Okay, a few things:
1. No, our team can't play cricket, thats what makes these funny
2. We all pretty much know each other, so that makes it twice as fun
3. And finally, this thread is for sledging and while I appreciate anyone who has some good ones to say or some constructive criticism to offer, I would rather that the crap about sledging being unsportsmanlike or its only "for idiots" is left out thankyou.
i like that one
'maybe we should put a bell on the ball, cos he's obviously not seeing it'
or u could just go with anchorman:
"where did you get that bat? the toilet store?"
I disagree.. I don't think it was ever originally intended to be part of the game to comment derogatively about a persons appearance or sexual preference just so they nick the next ball. Fine line between encouraging the bowler and insulting the batsman.
I've had experiences where I'm half way through congratulating a bowler on the excellence of a delivery when I get a mouthfull a crap spat in my face by the bowler & the slips. It just isn't a fun way to spend your day.
Likewise the original niceties of cricket have died off.. ie "Good shot mate" when you get hit to the boundary.. or "well batted" when you get someone out not a big "F*** Y**" and screaming like an idiot in some z grade match where nothing is at stake.
It just brings the game down for everyone. By all means have a laugh but not at the expense of having fun.
For me, sledging is a big part of the game at every level, and has always been. It is quite rare for a batsman to be given a proper big send off in lower levels of cricket (unless theres reason).
Back on topic, 'He's not as good a hooker as his sister' always goes down well.
Firstly, we all know each other in our comp. We expect to receive comments from other players we have a laugh about it, then go out there and give it right back to them. We enjoy it and in our small comp there is no need to take the game so seriously.
Secondly, a joke is a joke. If we see a batsmen is taking it to heart or we accidently cross a line, we back right off and give him his space. I, nor my team, are out to hurt anyone's feelings, just to enjoy the game a bit more.
Thirdly, I disagree completely with the 'niceties of cricket'. They have not disappeared at all. It is quite common to hear compliments between teams both on and off the field. Being a wicket keeper, I love having a chat to the batsmen and telling him that kind of stuff, like he timed that last one really well.
Fourthly, I never have, and hope I never have to resort to saying such comments as F*** Y**. That is just unsportsmanlike and totally against the spirit of the game.
I'm not sure if you said it but someone else mentioned sledging is for people who can't play cricket. What about the greats such as Allen Border and Shane Warne? Are you saying they can't play cricket? But they were just two of the best sledgers I've ever heard.
Sledging can bring the game down for everyone, that is why you need to think about what ur about to say and the context you are about to say it in.
I think i've just about covered it all...
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