Wednesday, January 09, 2008

How to respond to sledging

Leo McKinstry has an excellent piece in the Daily Telegraph on the subject of 'sledging', the name given to the verbal intimidation of opponents in cricket.

The best way to respond to sledging is a dose of the same, as the Zimbabwean tail-end batsman Eddo Brandes once found when facing the great Aussie pace bowler Glenn McGrath (above). Frustrated that Brandes had somehow managed to keep his wicket intact, McGrath walked up to him and asked: "Hey, how come you're so fat?" Brandes instantly replied: "Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit."

What a great response!

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