Bresnan forever a twit(ter)
Undaunted by his summer mishaps, in which he was forced to apologise after using fruity language, to respond to a follower who posted a doctored picture of him, Tim Bresnan has vowed to keep using Twitter.
The England paceman has devoted less time to the social networking site of late but, much to the relief of his near 9000 followers – which still leaves him trailing in the wake of prolific tweeters Graeme Swann and James Anderson - he has promised more updates soon.
"The thing that happened a couple of months ago, that was just me being myself," said Bresnan. "If someone has a cop at you, you stick 'em back. That's how I was brought up. Obviously it's not great in the public eye. If someone punches you, you whack 'em back.
“I am still on Twitter. I haven't 'Twittered' for quite a long time because I haven't found anything worthy of a tweet. If something interesting happens – maybe we see a great white [shark] off the beach today – that would be worth a tweet.
“I think if you're going to tweet it's got to be humorous; otherwise, there's no point."
Sahil Dutta is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo