3 Times when foreign cricketers used Hindi swear words

Foreign cricketers have played in India enough to know a few expletives.

Adam Zampa and Hattie Palmer
Adam Zampa and Hattie Palmer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Swearing in India is a pretty common phenomenon. It’s not something surprising even among the cricketers on the field. Be it for coming down hard on a teammate or having a friendly banter, throwing Hindi abuses don’t raise eyebrows anymore.

In the meantime, the foreign cricketers have also learned a few expletives. The IPL has given chance to a number of foreigners to play in India more. Previously, the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and James Neesham stated that they aren’t oblivious of Indian abuses.

A fan on Twitter abused Neesham and the latter didn’t miss out on hitting out at the user. Simon Taufel, the legendary umpire, even said that he knows how to abuse in six different languages. There also have been instances when the cricketers went on to use them.

In the article, let’s take a look at three instances where foreign cricketers used Hindi swear words: –

Ross Taylor to Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir and Ross Taylor
Gautam Gambhir and Ross Taylor. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Back in 2012, India clean-swept New Zealand in the two-match Test series at home. Even as the opening Test in Hyderabad was fairly one-sided, in Bengaluru, India had to fight for victory. In the last innings of the match, the hosts needed 262 runs to win.

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir blazed away, scoring 77 off 71 balls. But both opening batters perished in a space of 31 deliveries. There was a heated moment when Gambhir nicked one off Trent Boult to the slip-cordon.

Ross Taylor took a sharp catch at first slip and then vented out his frustration on Gautam, hurling expletives. When the batsman was returning back to the hut, Taylor said bh****od. As far as the game was concerned, India won by five wickets after MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s 96-run partnership.


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