7 instances when Australian sledging was met with a fitting response
#3 Virender Sehwag to Michael Clarke: \" Which dog breed do you belong to, Pup?\"
No one sledges Sachin Tendulkar, especially when Virender Sehwag is around. There are at least a couple of memorable instances in Indian cricket which prove this point and one of them came, not surprisingly, against the Australians.
During the 2003/04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy played in Australia against Australia ‘A’, Sachin came in to bat after receiving a long treatment for back spasms in the Indian dressing room. A young Michael Clarke got after the legendary Indian batsman by telling him to go as he was too old to bat to which Sachin did not respond, as expected.
However, Sehwag walked up to the Aussie, asked him his age and told him to stop bothering a great who has more centuries than his age. When Clarke did not refrain, Viru taunted him by asking which dog breed he belonged to, since his teammates called him ‘Pup’.