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Sledging has been an integral part since the inception of the game of cricket. Just the battle between bat and ball, the war of words have also played a crucial role to determine the face of an encounter. The sport has given the fans uncountable incidents of sledging between the players which took an ugly turn.

Let us take a look at the 12 all-time memorable sledging moments in the history of cricket:

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Steve Waugh and Parthiv Patel

Steve Waugh and Parthiv Patel. Credit: Getty Images

In 2004, the India-Australia series was tied 1-1 going into the fourth Test.  Australia had an improbable target of 443 to win in just over 90 overs. Waugh was on strike when Parthiv made an underhanded comment.

“Let’s see if you can play one of those famous slog-sweeps, and miss one,” Parthiv said.

“Show a bit of respect, You were in nappies when I played my first Test match,” Waugh countered to the amusement of young India wicket-keeper.

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