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Sport 'Ashes sledging unpleasant, personal'

23:51  07 december  2017
23:51  07 december  2017 Source:   skysports.com

Handscomb: Australia won't stop sledging England

  Handscomb: Australia won't stop sledging England Australia batsman Peter Handscomb said the Ashes hosts have no intention of halting their verbal attacks on England.Peter Handscomb insisted Australia will persist with sledging as they look to take a 2-0 series lead against England in the Ashes.

' Ashes sledging unpleasant , personal ' : Handscomb: Australia won't stop sledging England Australia batsman Peter Handscomb said Bob Bob Willis believes the sledging in the Ashes has become " unpleasant " and that Australia's players "need to learn to behave themselves on the field".

Bob Willis believes the sledging in the Ashes has become " unpleasant " and that Australia's players "need to learn to behave themselves on the field". Former England captain Willis is in Australia following England's fortunes and says he is hearing that "particularly personal " remarks are being directed

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Ashes 2017/18: Trevor Bayliss unhappy with sledging from both Australia and England

  Ashes 2017/18: Trevor Bayliss unhappy with sledging from both Australia and England England coach Trevor Bayliss believes there is too much sledging from both sides after another day where tensions simmered between the Ashes rivals. Paceman Stuart Broad is likely to come under scrutiny of match referee Richie Richardson for his send-off of Peter Handscomb, whom he had just dismissed leg before wicket.It followed a fiery first day where umpire Aleem Dar stood in between James Anderson and Steve Smith, who had been trading barbs from close quarters.England finished on 1-29 at stumps on the second day, in pursuit of Australia's declared first-innings total of 442.

Define unpleasant person . unpleasant person synonyms, unpleasant person pronunciation, unpleasant person translation, English dictionary definition of unpleasant person . unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable.

BOB Willis believes the sledging in the Ashes has become “ unpleasant ” and that Australia’s players “need to learn to behave themselves on the field”. Former England captain Willis is in Australia following England’s fortunes and says he is hearing that “particularly personal ” remarks are being

Bob Willis believes the sledging in the Ashes has become "unpleasant" and that Australia's players "need to learn to behave themselves on the field". 

Former England captain Willis is in Australia following England's fortunes and says he is hearing that "particularly personal" remarks are being directed towards the tourists, including to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

Speaking on Sky Sports Cricket's Ashes Debate show, which you can watch at 7pm on Friday on Sky Sports Cricket, Willis urged the umpires to step in if the home side's verbals stray too far.

"I understand that the sledging on the field is getting particularly unpleasant and particularly personal, directed at one or two individuals in the England side," he said.

Border: Sledging isn't a great look

  Border: Sledging isn't a great look Not great.

Perth, December 11: Wicketkeeper Tim Paine dismissed claims Australia have crossed the line with their sledging towards England during the Ashes . Former England captain Bob Willis complained of " unpleasant and " personal " barbs directed at wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who has been at the

Sledging or "Mental Disintergration" as it is also known is the tactic of talking to players on the opposition side (particularily batsmen, as taking on a whole team in the field is Sledging is practised in a large way by the Australian Cricket Team, but most International teams partake in sledging .

"Without going into any details, one of those individuals is Bairstow - I don't like the rumours I'm hearing about it and the Australians really do need to learn to behave themselves on the field.

"I don't mind the odd word, fielders round the bat saying 'you can't play' or anything like that, but when things get personal, I can't be doing with that.

"I think that if the umpires hear anything of that nature then they should be reporting it to the match referee."

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon spoke about "ending players' careers" before the series - which the hosts lead 2-0 after winning the day-night Test in Adelaide - got underway, while David Warner compared the Ashes to a "war" before admitting he regretted his choice of words.

"I expected one of the Aussies [to do it]," added Willis. "I think on the last tour it was Warner, and on past tours we've heard Glenn McGrath saying they're going to win 5-0.

"So we expected that in the press and we also expect it on the field - I don't particularly mind any of that. I don't see why a professional cricketer should be bothered by any of that on the field.

"Even when Michael Clarke said Australia were going to break James Anderson's arm - it's not very pleasant but I'd just turn a blind eye to that if I were Anderson."

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Comment: Sledging is far from banter, and it's just not cricket .
Believe it or not, the game of cricket was once referred to as the "gentleman's game".It was a time when players were expected to uphold the spirit of the game, to be a good sport and to act, it would seem, like a gentleman.

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