Top 5 Australian sledgers ever

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Australian Sledgers: Sledging has long been a shady aspect of gentleman’s game, apparently breaching the spirit of the game, but it’s never been stamped out. Per Cricinfo, Australian coach Lehmann claims that’s because “it is an important entertainment spectacle for people around the world.”

Sledging is an art which the Australians have surely mastered. They are known to play their cricket hard and they always make it a point to be in the opposition’s face all the time. With that in mind, here are 5 Australian sledgers of all time.

#5 Steve Waugh

Top 5 Australian sledgers ever

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“You’ve just dropped the World Cup.”

Perhaps not a sledge but these words from Steve Waugh to Gibbs at the 1999 World Cup, were particularly devastating.

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Gibbs had just dropped Steve Waugh, and the Australian skipper prophecy came true as the Baggy Greens later took home the World Cup.

Waugh embodied the true Aussie way of playing cricket. His unfaltering aggression and steely determination oversaw a golden period of cricket for the Aussies. This period of domination was built on hard work, talent and team ethic, but also on an aggressive in-your-face style.

Waugh told IBN Live:

“I think the definition of sledging varies. It is how you are brought up in Australia, it’s our nature. That is how we play our sport, we always talk.”

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