Live broadcasting is always fraught with danger, and it’s tough not to have a good cackle when somebody drops the ball.
Two weeks back we cringed in horror as Mark Nicholas mistook people with dwarfism for children live on-air, and now former Ozzie great Mark Waugh has had a rather unfortunate slip of the tongue.
During the coverage of the Big Bash League game between the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars, Waugh was talking about how the Heat’s New Zealand import Brendon McCullum likes a bet on the horses.
He’s also quite a lucky, um – what was that?
— Dazza_20 (@Dazza_20) January 27, 2019
Ah yes, he’s a lucky c***t – travel to Australia and you’ll see just how common the use of that word is.
This follows on from another blooper back in October of last year, when Waugh struggled with the pronunciation of Pakistan player Fakhar Zaman’s name during Australia’s Test series against Pakistan in Dubai:
Hahaha Fakhar Zaman
— Giulio Di Giorgio (@gdigiorgio) October 16, 2018
At least everyone had a good laugh.
We can’t mention Mark Waugh without mentioning one of the finest sledges in cricketing history, when Englishman James “Jimmy” Ormond schooled him back in 2001:
Upon Ormond’s arrival at the crease Mark Waugh said . “—- me, look who it is. Mate, what are you doing out here? There’s no way you’re good enough to play for England.”
Ormond replied: “Maybe not, but at least I’m the best player in my family.”
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