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5 most memorable 'revenge' moments in cricket history

From a batter unleashing an assault against the opposition to a bowler tormenting a team after being irked by something, the gentlemen's game has had its fare share of revenge moments.

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Cricket is known as the gentlemen's game but that tag does not go with the ferocity with which the game is usually played with. The pulsating contest between the bat and ball and the desire to do better on the field usually leads to players losing their cool.

Time and again, players get involved in heated exchanges on the cricket field. The fiery determination of the cricketers to do better than the opposition players or to avenge a previous defeat has resulted in some famous 'revenge moments' in cricket. Those moments have become the part of the cricketing folklore.

Over the years, the players have taken revenge in various ways. From a batter unleashing an assault against the opposition to a bowler tormenting a team after being irked by something, the gentlemen's game has had its fare share of revenge moments. The fascinating moments make the game only more interesting. 

5 most memorable 'revenge' moments in cricket history:

5. James Anderson vs Mitchell Johnson

The 2010-11 Ashes series was a disaster for Australia as they were humiliated by England in their own backyard. England completely dominated the series and won it by a margin of 3-1 to register their first series win in Australia in 24 years. It was the first time any team had won three Tests by an innings in a single series away from home.

It was also the first time that Australia had lost three Tests at home in a series since 1988/89 season. Australia's only win of the series came in the Perth Test. That match also witnessed the famous sledging incident between Mitchell Johnson and James Anderson. Trying to unsettle Anderson, Johnson told the England fast-bowler: "Why are you chirping now mate, not getting any wickets?".

And it took Anderson just few moments to leave Johnson red-faced as he responded by castling his partner Ryan Harris before turning around to the former Australia pacer to 'shush' him with a finger on the lips gesture.

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