True characters add colours to the sport and one such character was Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes. He wasn t just about the towering built and intimidating walrus moustache. It was difficult for him to keep his mouth in check as he never lost an opportunity to have a go at the batsman.<p></p><p></p>As far sledging is concerned the big Australian was the perfect template and there was no stopping him on the field of play.<p></p><p></p>During the second Test of Ashes in 1989 at Lord s, Hughes ran into the English batsman Robin Smith and told him, You can t f****** bat. <p></p><p></p>However, Smith was quick to reply, Hey Merv. We make a fine pair. I can t f****** bat and you can t f****** bowl.