- Former SAS Commander Harry Moffitt's Brilliant Story About Being Sledged By Fighters About Cricket In Afghanistan
Former SAS Commander Harry Moffitt's Brilliant Story About Being Sledged By Fighters About Cricket In Afghanistan
"We challenged them!"
Former SAS team commander Harry Moffitt has told a brilliant story about being sledged by Taliban fighters about their cricket during his deployment in Afghanistan.
HARRY MOFFITT'S BRILLIANT CRICKET STORY WHILE ON DEPLOYMENT:
Moffitt joined Triple M's Hot Breakfast to commemorate Anzac Day, having completed nearly 1,000 days in special operations in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said during one vehicle patrol his fellow soldiers eased the tension with a game of cricket, when they heard from who they were fighting.
"We were in the middle of I think about a 50-day vehicle patrol, we were in small skirmishes in this one valley," he told Triple M.
"To break the boredom, we'd break out the cricket bat and ball and have a bit of a game and a bit of a laugh. Over the intercom, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda commanders were sledging us about our rubbish batting and rubbish bowling.
"We challenged them and got back on the radio and said 'why don't you come down and have a game?' Whoever wins stays in the valley and whoever loses has to leave!"