'Ross Taylor, you have the powerful rear to keep'
This week's Twitter round-up is all about studying. Rodney Hogg takes a linguistics course, Damien Martyn spurns rocket science in favour of ballistics, Alastair Cook passes a captaincy test and Moises Henriques fails his barber's exam, while Shaun Pollock turns his nose up at knowledge in general.
The benefit of hindsight
Shane Warne had been enjoying a horror show.
Tones can change. It worked out okay for him in the end, Shane.
The language barrier
Rodney Hogg was another Australian who endured difficulties during his time in the North-East.
Damien Martyn was dissatisfied.
You're not wrong. It's probably more accurately described as computer-aided ballistics or something like that.
The scorched palate
But it wasn't just Australians who suffered, according to Graeme Swann.
Australia's coach has some outstanding qualities according to Scott Styris.
Perhaps the Australia middle order are learning from the best.
The necessary attributes
Speaking of nicks, Ross Taylor has always fancied keeping wicket. However, Andre Adams doesn't feel that he has the necessary qualities.
Pat Cummins enlisted Moises Henriques' barber skills.
Pat Cummins foolishly enlisted Moises Henriques' barber skills. Is the tonsure coming back into fashion?
Sulieman Benn found himself stuck on a runaway analogy following defeat for his team.
Trains rarely turn round, Sulieman.
Glenn McGrath quoted his wife, as her comments raised concerns.
To be fair to Sara, most of us can probably have a pretty decent guess at what a salt block might taste of without actually applying our tongue to one.
Life with Kemar Roach
Kemar is usually very straightforward with his tweets. He tells you when he's getting on a plane; he tells you when he's getting off a plane; he tells you when he's hungry; he tells you when he's tired. This week has seen a more opaque approach.
"On That Magna Carta Shit!"
A bit more context wouldn't go amiss, Kemar.
What's your philosophy?
And you thought knowledge was power. According to Shaun Pollock, knowledge is over-rated.
It's "affects" Shaun. Just adding to your bank of knowledge there.
James Faulkner was exploring his options.
These are dark days.
The final word
From Shaun Tait.
He's talking to you.
Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket