Who are the best sledgers in the cricketing world and who are the meek victims walking back to the pavilion having been talked into getting out?
Espncricinfo's glossary describes the aforementioned act as:
[T]he act of verbally abusing or unsettling a batsman, in an attempt to make him lose concentration and give his wicket away. Often offensive, occasionally amusing, always a topic of conversation.
As per the definition, sledging can take different forms.
It can be humourous, aggressive, clever, stupid or sometimes just plain bizarre. Some players partake frequently, using it to pump themselves up or maintain concentration. Others stay as quiet as a mouse and remain in the zone.
Although the majority of sledges stay on the pitch, a few have left the field of play and gone on to become part of the folklore of the game.
Here are the top ten greatest sledges of all-time.