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Duleep trophy incident highlights the very masculine art of sledging

West Zone captain Rahane sent his teammate to the dressing room because of sledging at a recent match

Rahane sends Jaiswal off field for indiscipline during Duleep Trophy final

The player Rahane sent off to cool down in the dressing room was Yashaswi Jaiswal, who, incidentally, scored a double century that helped West Zone win the game.

Vaibhav Raghunandan New Delhi
Ask anyone about funny stories from sledging and inevitably they will talk about those five stories that have been spat out a thousand times.

That one about Viv Richards being sledged by Glamorgan fast bowler Greg Thomas in a county game in Taunton is the first obvious candidate. After getting Richards to play and miss a few deliveries, Thomas piped up, “It’s red, round and weighs about five ounces, in case you were wondering.” Richards duly noted the fact and dispatched the next delivery into the river surrounding the ground. As Thomas walked back to his run up dejected, people

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First Published: Sep 26 2022 | 7:59 PM IST

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