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10 Hilarious Instances of Banter in Sports

Saurabh Mehra
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09 Mar 2018, 02:13 IST

Whether you call it unwelcome noise, friendly chitchat or a deliberate ploy to mess with the opponent’s minds, banter is an undeniable part of sports.

More now than ever in this media-intensive era, it often brings an interesting dimension to sports, serving to keep the viewers and followers riveted. Some sports even have a special name for the practice; for instance, sledging in cricket.

Here we take a look at ten instances from sports history that made for quite a few chuckles and have continued to entertain us over the years.


#10 Daryll Cullinan knew what Warne did last summer (and the summer before)


Shane Warne is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest leg-spinners ever and has dominated most batsmen he's bowled to.

Even so, South African batsman Daryll Cullinan was exceptionally flummoxed on a particular home tour by the wily Australian leggie. So much so that opponents from other teams never let him forget how he had been Warne's bunny.

On the Australian team's next tour of South Africa, however, Cullinan had the last word. When he walked on to the pitch to bat, a visibly portlier Warne quipped, "Daryll, I've waited two years for the chance to embarrass you again.” Cullinan nodded and replied, “Looks like you spent most of it eating.”

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