Top 5 instances when the Indian players sledged their opponents
The Indian cricket team has mostly remained as outsiders when it comes to sledging, especially during the 20th century. This strategy has come down from some legendary cricketers who played for India in the past. Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid are the best examples.
However, the current Indian team has used it as a tool to break opponents concentration and it was evident in the ongoing series between Australia and India. Rishabh Pant tried to unsettle the Australian batsman with some cheeky comments from behind the stumps.
The impact of sledging in cricket depends on its intensity. Interactions between the players from opposite sides is not an uncommon sight in cricket. But when it crosses a particular limit, it creates chaos and may cause damage to both the players in the form of demerit points.
Here in this article, we take a look at the 5 Indian cricketers who involved in sledging their opponents.
#5 Yuvraj Singh
Being from Punjab, aggression flows in Yuvraj Singh’s veins along with the blood and is known for his aggressive approach. It once proved very costly for the England side in a Twenty20 game.
During the 2007 T20 World Cup, England’s cricketer Andrew Flintoff tried to sledge Yuvraj Singh who was at the striker’s end along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This led to a fight between the 2 players. But the result of this sledging was unimaginable from England’s point of view.
Yuvraj Singh playing fearlessly and smashed six sixes in six balls in Stuart Broad's over, immediately after the sledging incident with Andrew Flintoff. This incident proved to be a historic one for Yuvraj Singh.