I was playing in a match on Saturday and once I was dismissed the bowled told me "You deserve that you ****ing ****" as I was walking off. When he said it I was already 10-15 yards away from him. I told my captain as I had no clue where it had come from. I'd gone out and umpired from square leg for 12 overs or so prior to this but he wasn't bowling at the time and I had to answer exactly 0 appeals.So long as he wasn't doing it whilst the bowler was running up to bowl, and so long as he wasn't saying anything offensive, I do not believe there are any laws to keep him quiet.
Every person deals with sledging in their own way. Some people respond to it in words, others in their actions, other completely ignore it and just go about business as normal.
Either way, you will have to find a way to deal with it, because there are going to be MANY more annoying wicket keepers when you play cricket.
I once hooked a ball purposely at the wicketkeeper. If the bowler occasionally bowls good length or short around leg, change your stance to an open one like you're going to switch-hit, walk across the wickets and hit the ball a bit late behind your body.I was batting one day and the wicket keeper just would not shut up about me. I did'nt say one word to him but he seemed to hate me striaght away.
He kept on commenting on my batting and how I was going to be out soon. Are there any laws that are in place to shut him up?
I think I wrote about an experience I had (not as bad I admit) which needs repeating.I was playing in a match on Saturday and once I was dismissed the bowled told me "You deserve that you ****ing ****" as I was walking off. When he said it I was already 10-15 yards away from him. I told my captain as I had no clue where it had come from. I'd gone out and umpired from square leg for 12 overs or so prior to this but he wasn't bowling at the time and I had to answer exactly 0 appeals.
Their captain and the player denied all knowledge of this happening even though the non striker when I was dismissed said he heard the bowler say something in my direction but didn't hear exactly because he was talking to the square leg umpire.
I had the last laugh though as I dismissed him for 6 C&B. Pretty much the entire team chipped in with "You deserved that batsman.. it's called justice" He couldn't help having a rant as he walked off about how we were all prepared to be big boys now. I (probably wrongfully) told him to "shut up and get off the pitch the new batsman is already here, this is you're own home pitch but just incase you didn't know the pavilion is over there".
Yes although I never find anything about Harbhajan amusing. He is incorrigible and a spoilt brat. The Indian fans, media and cricket establishment need to look at themselves and see what kind of a player is being touted as a role model for youngsters. He is all I wouldn't want my son to be had he been a cricketer.That clip is classic...for all the wrong reasons.
A good laugh though.