Brian brings in a game from 1990 between Australia and Pakistan that featured a famous and very funny sledging exchange between the great Javed Miandad and one of the most entertaining Australian bowlers, the great Merv Hughes. The game was a draw but cricket and the art of sledging was the winner. The boys discuss the merits of the 1980s mullet hairstyle before diving into a more philosophical discussion about the ethics of retribution and 'poetic justice'. Sometimes abuse on the cricket field (and life) crosses the line - do two wrongs ever make a right? Perhaps we should all learn from Big Merv and keep our sense of humour intact.
This week's game - Pakistan vs Australia, January 19th-23rd, 1990