'We put men on the moon'
With things being the way they are after a couple of weeks into IPL 10..
Englanders in the IPL:— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) April 14, 2017
Tymal Mills - 3 for 122 in 4 games
Ben Stokes - 1 for 109, 73 runs in 3 games
Jos Buttler - 82 runs in 4 games
..this perspective from the Blighty isn't entirely a surprise.
Owt interesting happening in @IPL— Darren Gough (@DGoughie) April 17, 2017
The Aussies, meanwhile, have been coming to terms with a whole different issue.
Maybe the airline decided to limit the number of overseas player kits to just four?
One overseas player who can soon pass off as a local is Dwayne Bravo: he has already danced in a Tamil movie and produced a YouTube chartbuster. And now he's embracing Gujarati culture.
We don't miss typos too often, but on the odd occasion when we do, things escalate quickly. Like this instance, when discussion went from timing a cricket ball to explaining Delhi belly within a few characters.
Nothing new! It's literally the most important part of playing Test cricket in India.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) April 16, 2017
Speaking of Delhi, Kings XI's defeat at the Kotla meant political analogies were out in full force.
so a team from punjab comes to delhi and loses badly not long after a team from delhi went to punjab and lost badly #DDvKXIP— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 15, 2017
Ishant's fellow Sharma and India team-mate Rohit was at the receiving end of gags like these till late last week.
That awkward moment when you discover Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has taken more no of wickets than the no of runs scored by Rohit Sharma #IPL— Srivatsan V (@Sr1vatsanV) April 16, 2017
He's sped past Bhuvneshwar, who now needs 34 wickets to even catch up. Not entirely beyond him, at the rate he's going.
Another man who's been among the wickets (and runs, at one point), is Sunil Narine. His promotion to take Chris Lynn's place was one punt beyond even the most foresighted of fantasy team managers.
Has Gauti made Narine as his batting powerplayer? #IPL— Aishwaryaa Haridas (@ImAishu_) April 13, 2017
Week two of Brendon McCullum v Royal Challengers Bangalore features this throwback from the man himself.
Unfortunately, though, he took throwback a tad too literally, while catching Chris Gayle by the boundary rope.
That's the first hat-trick I've seen cost a fielding team. Screamer by McCullum in more ways than one. @ESPNcricinfo— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) April 18, 2017
Srinath Sripath is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo