Sledging

Watch! Nick Kyrgios sledging Stan Wawrinka during Montreal Masters match

Australian rising sensation Nick Kyrgios has taken his bad boy antics to a new level, after delivering a stunning on-court sledge to Stan Wawrinka. Kyrgios told the two-time Grand Slam champion that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis slept with his girlfriend.

Aug 13, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Disappointed Stan Wawrinka slams Nick Kyrgios for sledging

Australian rising sensation Nick Kyrgios has taken his bad boy antics to a new level, after delivering a stunning on-court sledge to Stan Wawrinka. Kyrgios told the two-time Grand Slam champion that fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis slept with his girlfriend.

Aug 13, 2015, 11:49 AM IST

Ashes 2015: James Anderson gives up on `sledging`

James Anderson has insisted he no longer feels the need to `sledge` opponents as he prepared to lead England`s attack in another Ashes series against Australia.

Jul 06, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Ben Stokes won`t back down in Ashes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has promised not to take a backward step when he faces Australia again in the upcoming Ashes series.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Brad Haddin won`t back down in Ashes war of words

Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has insisted there will be no changes in his on-field approach despite calls for an end to `sledging` during the upcoming Ashes series against England.

Jul 01, 2015, 19:52 PM IST

James Anderson will 'cop it' in Ashes, says Shane​ Warne

Australia great Shane Warne has told England new-ball duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad to expect plenty of "sledging", or verbal abuse, to come their way during the upcoming Ashes series.

Jun 28, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

James Anderson wants end to Ashes `sledging`

James Anderson has called on both sides to ditch the verbals and cut out `sledging` during the upcoming Ashes series between England and Australia.

Jun 24, 2015, 22:48 PM IST

Verbal duels part of the game: Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who in his playing days led a team known for its sledging, said on-field verbal duels was part and parcel of the game but it should be within limits. 

Apr 05, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

ICC Cricket World Cup fever: Rishi Kapoor’s answer to Aussie sledging!

In a country like India, where Cricket is not a sport but a religion, everyone merrily experiences the World Cup fever! As India is scheduled to play Australia today in the semi-final, blood pressure is bound to shoot up, many a hearts will experience fast beats and many frail ones may even faint!

Mar 26, 2015, 08:37 AM IST

Cricket World Cup: Sledging remains slippery issue

The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it.

Feb 05, 2015, 10:00 AM IST

I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath

Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:14 PM IST

ICC issues pre-World Cup warning to players to refrain from sledging

Cricketers participating in the ICC World Cup 2015 have reportedly been issued a pre-tournament warning to refrain from sledging as the game's bosses don't want some repulsive confrontation at the tournament in New Zealand and Australia.

Jan 16, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM

If "sledging" had been the sole criterion to get into a playing XI of a cricket team, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, by his own admission, showed enough expertise in that area to get a berth into the Oxford University team, during his student days.

Jan 01, 2015, 21:26 PM IST

'Bad blood' between Oz-India in ongoing Test series gone 'too far': Ian Healy

Former Australian Test great Ian Healy is of the opinion that the bad blood between the current team and India in the ongoing Test series has gone too far.

Dec 29, 2014, 14:30 PM IST

David Warner pledges to get into more Indian heads

Australia`s chirpy opening batsman David Warner has described his team`s mental battles with opponents as banter, not sledging, and says he has no plans to curb the exchanges despite things getting lost in translation occasionally.

Dec 25, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

No need for sledging, abusive language: Richard Hadlee

Former New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee criticised the highly abusive nature of some modern-day cricketers and stated that the game should not be played with a "combative approach".

Dec 23, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

Ex-India bowling coach Joe Dawes warns India to ignore sledging to beat Oz

Former Indian cricket team bowling coach Joe Dawes has warned Mahendra Singh Dhoni's struggling men to ignore sledging if they want to beat Australia, claiming that the tourists have a good, young group of men at the centre of the team.

Dec 23, 2014, 12:24 PM IST

ECB chairman Clarke discusses Ashes sledging concerns with CA counterpart

The sledging war, which has engulfed the Ashes battle has reached the top echelons, with chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board Giles Clarke admitting he has discussed the matter with his Australian counterpart, according to reports.

Dec 24, 2013, 11:33 AM IST

F1 Aussie Webber urges more Ashes sledging

Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has called for more sledging in cricket, saying the Australians should go even further in their verbal battle against England during the Ashes.

Dec 14, 2013, 10:47 AM IST

Gooch tells England batsmen to `treat sledging as compliment` during Ashes

England batting coach Graham Gooch has advice his batsmen to treat sledging as a compliment as they prepare to face more fire from Australia in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide from Thursday.

Dec 02, 2013, 12:50 PM IST