Killer Quotes – Steve Waugh on holding on to catches.

“Mate, how does it feel to have dropped the World Cup”

Steve Waugh

Considered by some to be one of the most classic sledges in sporting folklore it is denied by Waugh that he ever uttered the words to Herschelle Gibbs after Gibbs dropped the catch which allowed Australia to tie the Semi-Final and for South Africa to be eliminated from the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup on a countback.  Other players there that day swear they heard him say it.

That same year during the 1999 Rugby Union World Cup held in the United Kingdom when Australia eliminated South Africa in extra time via a Stephen Larkham field goal Steve Waugh is rumoured to have sent a congratulatory fax to John Eales, the then Wallabies Captain, in which Waugh made the observation that the only thing more satisfying than beating South Africa in extra time to advance to the World Cup final was to tie with them and eliminate them on a countback.

I guess Steve Waugh loved to stick it to the South Africans.


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