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'If Chanderpaul had a live grenade in his pocket...'

... he'd do what? Find out in this week's Twitter round-up, which includes Jesse Ryder's breakfast plans and Shane Warne's junk food queries

Alex Bowden

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Adil Rashid, Anthony McGrath and Gary Ballance in the field, Yorkshire v Kent, County Championship, Headingley, 2nd day, April 6, 2012
Adil Rashid: it's them frozen fingers, guv © Getty Images

The kerfuffle
"Can somebody PLEASE tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for Home Tests?? RIDICULOUS!!"
@kevinpp24 (Kevin Pietersen)

Knight was hired by Sky shortly after his retirement. One of England's most successful one-day cricketers, he brings short-format expertise to what is otherwise a Test-heavy commentary roster. Having spent several years commentating primarily on county cricket, Knight is now being used more frequently during Test matches and… oh, wait, was that a rhetorical question?

The personal information
"I actually have a cut on my little soldier from where mr Robbie Joseph hit me in the box today!! #sore‬ #Shameitdidntswell"
@cobby24 (Josh Cobb, Leicestershire opener)

The superstition
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming struggled to work out who was going to make it through to the IPL playoffs when his side played Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"Tough watching the RCB chase. Bags packed and then unpacked and then packed again, emotional roller coaster!"

But where was he while all this was unfolding, asked team member Scott Styris?

Fleming replied:

"@scottbstyris in my room where you muppets sent me!"

Cricketers often have superstitions, but exiling his own coach might explain why Scott Styris hasn't played in this year's IPL.

The bench warmer
"Landed in dharamshala,scenic place right next to the mountains..hope @scottbstyris atleast got a seat on the plane!;)"

"Got a bollocking from coach @SPFleming7 at training last night. Told me to get out of the nets! Only the players to hit from now! Hmmm"

The statement of fact
"If chanderpaul had a live grenade in his pocket or a runaway train up his chaminda he wld still leave the next delivery outside off stump"
@RMHogg (Rodney Hogg)

Nice rhyming slang, Rodney.

The pastime
"A very pleasant evening of paper plane throwing off the 18th floor with @clintmckay27 and Aiden. A fitting way to end the stay in India."

How is throwing paper planes from the 18th floor a fitting end to anything? Has Nannes' stay in India been defined by this activity?

The added insult
"from the heat in india to the cold in SA, and now my #bro‬ has stolen my slippers."

The gibberish
"BBy h u"

To which Jason Gillespie replied:

"What the?"

You're the coach, Jason. You've got to take at least some of the responsibility for that crime against the English language.

The breakfast
"Just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy #CocoPops"
@DijaRyder (Jesse Ryder)

The lunch
"Apart from exceeding most people's expectations by taking the Test 5 days, West Indies will also be happy they got an extra lunch at Lord's."

"Strauss dogs innings today was 'decent' but today's spiced lamb chops followed by sticky toffee pudding and ice cream was simply incredible"
@BunnyOnions (Graham Onions)

The music
"I feel like I could take on the world today. Have been cruising with my top down rocking out to living in a box."
@Swannyg66 (Graeme Swann)

The pressing question
"What are the best flavoured potato chips / crisps ? Salt and vinegar ? BBQ ? Chicken ? Ready Salted or some of the other fancy ones ? Xxx"

It's hard to believe Shane Warne didn't investigate this extensively during his pre-Hurley, less-svelte days.

The county season in microcosm
"Out in 10min. Lights are on and the rain has stopped. #gosteelbacks"
@AndrewHall99 at 2.41pm

Back off for rain. Love this.... ‪#gosteelbacks
@AndrewHall99 at 3.02pm

The makeshift keeper
"What defines a good wicket-keeper? Tonight I took my 1st catch off a seamer in IPL2012! Bad keeping? Maybe! I still think #statsareoverrated"

What's your philosophy?
"Whatever you shout into the mountain range echo's back at you, so sow what you want to reap."
@7polly7 (Shaun Pollock)

Whatever you broadcast via Twitter will bring spelling corrections right back at you, Shaun. No apostrophe in "echoes" - sow what you want to reap.

Getting to know God
No updates from Sachin Tendulkar this week. And he normally has so much to say.

Tino Best's modesty corner
Best was recalled to the West Indies squad this week. He must have gone into overdrive.

"Very Grateful ....GOD is AWESOME #NeverGiveUp"

Eh? What? This has to be a mistake. Tino, you seem to have typed "GOD" when you meant to type "Tino Best". Get a grip, man.

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Posted by Dummy4 on (May 25, 2012, 3:34 GMT)

haha....reply to shawn pollock is just awesome :D

Posted by Ian on (May 24, 2012, 17:01 GMT)

This column is great fun - keep it up Alex.

Posted by Devon on (May 24, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

Always check this post for Tino Best's modesty corner.......tht guy doesnt ever disappoint.....if he plays the 2nd test & gets a wicket twitter wont be able to hold his 'jubilation'......a mountaintop is where he'll be shouting from

Posted by Dummy4 on (May 24, 2012, 10:39 GMT)

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