First Slip

Terms and phrases you won't find in the cricket lexicon

© Deepak Gopalakrishnan and Tony Sebastian

Deepak Gopalakrishnan and Tony Sebastian have been the bane of society since they discovered puns. They blog here and here

Tell us what you think. Send us your feedback

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Comments: 2 
Posted by ArchieIndian on (July 26, 2010, 3:55 GMT)

Nice.. The Hair block creates a field which blocks the curve created by the Doosra field..

Posted by   on (July 25, 2010, 20:16 GMT)

Sorry dudes...i dont get it...if its an inside joke, then its pretty difficult..

Comments have now been closed for this article

Email this page to a friend Email Feedback Feedback Print Print
More in First Slip

Required Rain Rate

The Rashes

Fake IPL Plaha


Playing on the Bach foot


Fossil Mahmud

Lag before wicket

Murali Turn



  • That ball was hard to spot
    Fan Following: There was the excitement of being part of history, but this fan in Adelaide is doubtful if he will be in favour of day-night Tests. Plus, he could not sight the ball well
  • Is it ABD or ABV?
    Fan Following: An Indian fan couldn't have asked for more on day one: great weather, spinners running riot and a fighting knock from a modern great
  • A real life 'back to the future'
    Fan Following: A fan is overjoyed and overwhelmed at seeing his childhood cricketing heroes playing together in New York
  • Who says there's a problem with Test cricket?
    The Long Handle: There's too much of a kerfuffle over the death of the format. Can't we just let sleeping dinosaurs lie?
  • The lovely smell of failure in the morning
    The Long Handle: Why we should be savouring England's Lord's defeat
  • ESPN
  • ESPNF1
  • Scrum
  • Soccernet