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Why Are You So Fat?: The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges (Hardback)
  • Why Are You So Fat?: The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges (Hardback)

Why Are You So Fat?: The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/11/2010
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When hefty Zimbabwean chicken farmer Eddo Brandes kept on playing and missing to an increasingly frustrated Glenn McGrath, the Australian had had enough and decided a bit of verbals were called for: 'Oi, Brandes, why the hell are you so fat?' Quick as a flash, the answer came back: 'Because every time I shag your missus, she gives me a biscuit.' Few games have such a rich history of sledging as cricket, with the Australians famed masters of the art. This collection, featuring contributions from talkSPORT's own Darren Gough and Ronnie Irani as well as many other cricket stars, brings together the best examples from around the world. To be effective, sometimes the sledge can be funny, as when Andrew Flintoff urged Tino Best, who was struggling to lay a bat on the ball, to 'mind the windows' at Lord's. Best immediately charged down the pitch to attack Ashley Giles' next ball and was stumped. But sometimes an element of real menace can do the trick, as when Malcolm Marshall commented to a struggling David Boon: 'Now are you going to get out or am I going to have to bowl round the wicket and kill you?'

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9780857200921

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“Fantastic a joy!!!!”

The way this book was structured is very clever, The sledging is so amusing and it was a pleasure to read the book. It really was a page turner, I would recommend this book to any sports fan young or old, boy or girl.... More

19th March 2011
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“why are you so fat”

as a cricket lover this book was great reading,would recommend it to anyone whom wants a laugh,botham still the best.

23rd January 2011
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“Good Read”

I brought this for my Husband for Christmas. He's not a big reader but does like cricket and I can honestly say he hasn't put it down. He reads a bit every night and laughs out loud at some of them.
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13th January 2011
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