GRAEME SWANN has had a hilarious swipe at the Australians after their latest embarrassing sledging antics against India.
The England legend – a Betfair Ambassador – claims the Boys Down Under have reverted to type after the grovelling apologies of ‘Sandpaper Gate’
England legend Graeme Swann has poked fun at Steve Smith’s AustraliansCredit: Getty
It all came after another round of sledging by our Aussie friends caught on stump mics to batsman Ravichandran Ashwin.
Forget what you think about the Holier than though new Aussie team, they’ve reverted to type!
Sledging is in their bones obviously, and so is left handed shadow batting inside the crease in preparation for a non existent third innings from Steve Smith!
Sometimes it’s just better to hold up your hands and admit you’ve just behaved like petulant homeschooled teenagers.
Sledging should be about having a laugh, like Andrew Flintoff with his ‘mind the windows’ joke, back in the day.
Taking the p*** and having a laugh and joke with someone, trying to get them outside their concentration, that’s funny.
All sledging is good for is after-dinner speaking and 90 per cent of the stories are embellished or made-up any way!
Paine and Ashwin exchange pleasantries during the Third TestCredit: AFP or licensors
It doesn’t happen in the middle, you don’t get funny sledges all day, there’s hardly a word said.
If you were getting marriage counselling and you were sat there with your wife, bickering like that, they’d say you two need to bang your heads together!
They’d say you’re both as bad as each other.
I’ve got three kids under the age of ten and it’s embarrassing how similar the language is. It’s all very childish…
That’s having a laugh and a joke, that’s perfect and how you should do it. Not what they were doing, the trash talk, we’re grown men!
Attempted humiliation is boring and let’s face it, embarrassing.
Just because you can’t get someone out! In my opinion, it’s a dirty stain on the game that we could well do without.
I am however sure that they’ll accept they were in the wrong and I look forward to seeing Steve Smith batting left handed in Brisbane!