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Trash Talk In Cricket Is Pretty Awesome

In cricket, talking shit and trying to mentally break an opponent is known as "sledging." Interesting! Australia captain Michael Clarke sledged England batsman Jimmy Anderson during a Test match Monday in Brisbane, telling Anderson to "get ready for a broken fucking arm." It probably wouldn't have been as big of a deal if a microphone on the field didn't pick it up.

Anderson didn't get a broken fucking arm, and Clarke was punished for the comment. The International Cricket Council fined him 20 percent of a match fee in response.

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