Former F1 star Mark Webber urges more Ashes sledging

Former Formula One driver Mark Webber says sledging is a brilliant part of the sport and it makes cricket more exciting.

updated: December 14, 2013 10:09 IST
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Sydney: George Bailey and James AndersonFormer Formula One driver Mark Webber has called for more sledging in cricket, saying the Australians should go even further in their verbal battle against England during the Ashes. (Click here for full Ashes coverage)

The first two Tests have involved heated exchanges between players -- including Australian skipper Michael Clarke threatening tailender James Anderson with a broken arm in Brisbane.

Clarke was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for the outburst but the sparring continued in the second Test where England's Matt Prior had a running verbal battle with several Australian players on the fourth day.

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