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    Gibbs dropping the WC

    Heard an interesting story on the radio the other day regarding Steve Waugh's infamous "You've just dropped the World Cup home" quip to Herschelle Gibbs.

    Apparently Wippa (the local RJ here) had an Australian mate called Keith or KR as he is known. KR was holidaying in South Africa and ended up meeting and starting up a convo with none other than Herschelle Gibbs in a pub in Capetown. They shared a few beers and had a bit of yarn til Keith had the nerve to ask Gibbs "How does it feel to drop the World Cup?" .

    Gibbs was enraged at this guy's audacity and proceeded to belt the crap out of him. It got serious real quick and the security staff apparently had to literally kick Gibbs out.

    Anywho, about 4 years later this Keith fella is in another pub in South Africa when guess who Gibbs rolled in. Gibbs is so scarred by the previous incident that he recalls him instantaneously and tells him "I can't believe you are still here". Apparently they both made up afterwards and exchanged pleasantries but still an interesting story of how easily one sledge can completely destroy a player.

    Anyone else heard this story or something similar?

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    Reckon he'd be more ****ty with people repeating the line to him, more than the sledge itself.

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    Tugga's line always had the whiff of the apocryphal about it, I reckon. However as these things take on a life of their own I imagine Herschelle must've had X dozen wacs (sic) repeat it to him over the past decade so any drop of humour has long since been wrung out.
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    The ironic thing being that he never actually said the line. Per his autobiography, he said something to the effect of “look do you realize you just cost your team the game?” Yeah, I think “you just dropped the World Cup” sounds much better. One of the best lines ever.

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    Exactly Fusion

    The whole 'you just dropped the world cup' story is a myth. Another one i heard was a myth, although loves having it attributed to him, is the Glenn McGrath/Eddo Brandes line about biscuits. We all know how it goes but one of the Zim boys told me it never happened

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    Steve Waugh was a legend. He told Curtly Ambrose to get ****ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Steve Waugh was a legend. He told Curtly Ambrose to get ****ed.
    Wildean stuff, obv.

    Although, to be honest, I doubt butch Oscar would average 50 in test cricket, so it's only fair SRW lags behind on the ready wit front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Steve Waugh was a legend. He told Curtly Ambrose to get ****ed.
    Tendulkar told Mcgrath to **** Off , and we all know what a legend he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Tendulkar told Mcgrath to **** Off , and we all know what a legend he is.
    When? Where? Could never imagine Sachin to do such a thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Tendulkar told Mcgrath to **** Off , and we all know what a legend he is.
    Cant imagine Tendulkar doing that, he would get someone else to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irfan View Post
    When? Where? Could never imagine Sachin to do such a thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by irfan View Post
    Heard an interesting story on the radio the other day regarding Steve Waugh's infamous "You've just dropped the World Cup home" quip to Herschelle Gibbs.

    Apparently Wippa (the local RJ here) had an Australian mate called Keith or KR as he is known. KR was holidaying in South Africa and ended up meeting and starting up a convo with none other than Herschelle Gibbs in a pub in Capetown. They shared a few beers and had a bit of yarn til Keith had the nerve to ask Gibbs "How does it feel to drop the World Cup?" .

    Gibbs was enraged at this guy's audacity and proceeded to belt the crap out of him. It got serious real quick and the security staff apparently had to literally kick Gibbs out.

    Anywho, about 4 years later this Keith fella is in another pub in South Africa when guess who Gibbs rolled in. Gibbs is so scarred by the previous incident that he recalls him instantaneously and tells him "I can't believe you are still here". Apparently they both made up afterwards and exchanged pleasantries but still an interesting story of how easily one sledge can completely destroy a player.

    Anyone else heard this story or something similar?
    Reminds me of the Father Ted episode where he sees the guy from One Foot in the Grave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irfan View Post
    When? Where? Could never imagine Sachin to do such a thing
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    Cant imagine Tendulkar doing that, he would get someone else to do it.
    Kenya, ICC Trophy match 2000. He hit Mcgrath for a six and then asked him to **** off, Mcgrath later commented that it took him by surprise. About the only time I have seen SRT all fired up and mouthing off.

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    ha ha. it is one thing to hear a cricketing sledge from steve waugh (if at all steve had said it!); but some good for nothing mate of an RJ repeating it to you is not on at all!! good on you herschelle, mate. never take ****.
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