IPL Twitter round-up April 18, 2017

'We put men on the moon'

This week's Twitter round-up features moonshot references, stray thoughts from the English Midlands, and one man's throwback Tuesday

Don't want to misplace your gear? Board the plane fully kitted out then © BCCI

With things being the way they are after a couple of weeks into IPL 10..

..this perspective from the Blighty isn't entirely a surprise.

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.

Speaking of Delhi, Kings XI's defeat at the Kotla meant political analogies were out in full force.

Sticking to the one-thing-that-reminds-you-of-another theme, a grown-up Dev Patel added himself to the ever-expanding list of Ishant Sharma doppelgangers.

Ishant's fellow Sharma and India team-mate Rohit was at the receiving end of gags like these till late last week.

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.

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.

McCullum threw himself and acrobatically caught a Gayle skier, only for his floppy hat to graze the boundary skirting © BCCI

Srinath Sripath is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Gautam on April 19, 2017, 8:01 GMT

    Haha the Ishant one cracked me up! Wonder why nobody has made the Khal Drogo comparison yet. With his man bun, Ishant looks just like the GoT character from Season 1.

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