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The Art of Sledging

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In these days of cricketing correctness, where codes of behaviour are being handed down by the Cricket Police, this title is a salute to the good old days when games were won and lost by whatever means available. It is a collection of crude, rude, famous and infamous sledges all placed within the context of the match.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published May 13th 2009 by Not Avail (first published November 1st 2008)
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An enjoyable little book with plenty of witticisms and not so witticisms, depending on one's viewpoint. Mike Gatting features a lot as do the master sledgers Merv Hughes and Shane Warne. A great browse that can be looked at again and again when a laugh is required, for there are plenty of those within the covers. Mark Waugh's comment to Jamie Siddons in a Sheffield shield game is worth a chuckle: Waugh was taking his time taking guard and looking around the field when slip fielder Siddons commen ...more
Michael Cahill
A thoroughly entertaining humorous read for anybody who likes cricket. For instance, Viv Richards, after being heckled about his skin colour by spectators in the UK, responded to them: "I might be black, but at least I know who my parents are".

Or South African Darryl Cullinan, who had been Shane Warne's dummy for a while, and been dropped from the SA team, walked back onto the field to play another test for SA against Australia after a 2 year absence. A slightly overweight Warne went straight up
Aaaah the gentlemanly art of to insult your opposition with flair, panache and a filthy mouth. My all time fave is definately the one involving Glenn McGrath and his wifes biscuits...god rest her soul!
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