This, that and the other. Mostly the other
Kevin Pietersen came out of retirement this week. He's still not playing one-day internationals, but he did risk the England team's credit card roulette again. If you're not familiar with this game, all you need to know is that the loser pays for dinner. Unsurprisingly, fortune frowned on Kev. After reluctantly footing the bill, he immediately retired once again. But was there any swearing? Matt Prior was our man at the scene.
The free time
Regarding Pietersen's other retirement, Mark Butcher had this to say.
Cutting punctuation there, Mark.
Dale Steyn's been looking on the bright side.
Those prehistoric humans and their love of candles, eh? They were forever dotting them around their caves to create subtle, moody lighting effects that better complemented their mammoth-skin rugs.
Stuart Broad has a boast and some advice for UK residents regarding a particularly annoying advert.
He's the lucky one. That ad's on particularly heavy rotation during Test matches. He's safe out there on the pitch.
The rock n' roll lifestyle
A few Test caps and Ed Cowan's gone all showbiz.
Ryan Sidebottom's living the dream as well.
Graham Onions has taken 34 wickets at 12.61 in the County Championship, but still hasn't won a match. This particular defeat really smarted, though.
The manly tipple
Francois Du Plessis went on holiday to the Seychelles.
Do you want an umbrella and a straw in that, Francois?
The self-serving parent
Graeme Swann's son lost the battle for the remote control.
The eating disorder
It's a pressing question; one that we've all been asking - has Damien Fleming, at the age of 42, finally learnt how to eat souvlaki?
You should probably steer well clear of lobster, Damien.
The grudge match
Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma are keeping sharp by playing cricket mano e mano.
Was scoring just in sixes? No singles? No leg-byes?
The jubilee celebration
Rodney Hogg's no royalist.
Nor's Northamptonshire's Jack Brooks.
"The Queen comfortably stole my Birthday thunder this year..."
What is it with cricketers and Nando's? Let's keep tabs on them.
"I have to say that Dhaka is treating me well!nothing like nando's for lunch!"
@Roela52 (Roelof van der Merwe)
And in Wales.
"Bags packed, Colwyn bay here we come. Has the place got anything to offer? Nandos? #priorities"
@GaleyLad (Yorkshire's Andrew Gale)
What's your philosophy?
"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing!"
@ 7polly7 (Shaun Pollock)
Getting to know God
Two opinions in two weeks from Sachin Tendulkar.
He'll be expressing negative emotions next.
Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket
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