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    Why Are You So Fat?: The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges (Hardback) By (author) Talksport, By (author) Gershon Portnoi

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    DescriptionWhen 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?'


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    Title
    Why Are You So Fat?
    Subtitle
    The TalkSPORT Book of Cricket's Best Ever Sledges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Talksport, By (author) Gershon Portnoi
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857200921
    ISBN 10: 0857200925
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC22: 796.358
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WSJC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    BIC subject category V2: WHX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    BISAC V2.8: SPO054000, SPO066000, HUM013000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.3580207
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Talksport author/ editor