Geoffrey Boycott joins list of England captains who made offensive comments

Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 09:59 IST | A Correspondent

Through his comment about having to blacken his face to get a knighthood, Geoffrey Boycott joins the below former England captains who made offensive comments over the years

Through his comment about having to blacken his face to get a knighthood, Geoffrey Boycott joins the below former England captains who made offensive comments over the years.

Before the 1976 Test series against West Indies, then England skipper Tony Greig said that he intended to make the West Indians grovel. The word grovel has sinister connotations and naturally Clive Lloyd and Co were upset. It acted as a motivation to demolish England and they did!

When Ian Botham returned from England's 1983-84 tour of Pakistan early due to an injury, he made this remark on Pakistan which was not easily forgotten: "It's the kind of place to send your mother-in-law for a month, all expenses paid."

During the 2011 Nottingham Test, Michael Vaughan suggested through a tweet that India batsman VVS Laxman may have applied Vaseline to the edge of his bat after surviving a caught behind appeal by Jimmy Anderson. "Has Vaseline on the outside edge saved the day for Laxman?" asked Vaughan, who was later trolled.

During a T20 match in 2011, Nasser Hussain said on air: "India have few...3 or 4 very good fielders and one or two donkeys in the field."

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