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'Clippers or scissors for fingernails?'

The deep issues of the day are tackled, as ever, in our Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

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The busy man
Shane Warne's been rushed off his feet this week.

"Woke up this morning in a panic as have lots to do, anyone else feel the same ??? Where to start....."
@warne888

An hour later, he was getting organised.

"Making a to do list, up to page 2 - gulp..."

Four hours after that, he was questioning his followers about the pressing issues of the day.

"Clippers or scissors when cutting toe & finger nails ???? What's your favourite ????"

Was that survey on the to-do list, Shane? Or is it possible that you weren't quite as busy as you were making out?

The luck
Most people know that Tim Bresnan has never lost a Test match. Few know that he has also never lost the England team's post-dinner credit-card roulette either.

But after failing to win a Test for the first time this week, was Bresnan's luck changing? As with last week's credit-card roulette, Matt Prior was again our man on the scene.

"And the buyer of dinner is....alastair cook! @timbresnan escapes again. His winning streak continues! #spawny"
@MattPrior13

The light
There was much debate about the umpires' decision to take the players off for bad light during the third Test between England and the West Indies.

As Ian Botham said:

"It has to be an obvious & foreseeable risk to the safety of any player or umpire, so it would be unreasonable or dangerous ..That's the rule"
@BeefyBotham

And as Michael Vaughan said:

"Bad light....... MY ARSE."
@VaughanCricket

The nudge
Stephen Fleming and Scott Styris are now on different continents, but Fleming is still goading his bench-warmer.

"back into crichq office today to do some honest work! i guess not all of us can float around the world playing T20 #timetogetarealjobstyris‬."
@SPFleming7

The contradiction
Apparently Jacques Kallis is careful with his words.

"Much like my personality I don't speak or tweet a lot but when I do I like to believe it is worth while and interesting.Thx to all followers"
@jacqueskallis75

Riveting. You can believe that was worthwhile and interesting if you want, Jacques, but it doesn't make it true.

The injury
Paul Collingwood's facing four to five weeks out with a broken metacarpal.

"Its not all bad, I can still ice my right hand with a pint of lager. Every cloud....."
@Colly622

What's your philosophy?
"People constantly seek something new,but sooner or later every new thing becomes an old thing,so learn to be content with the old things too"
@7polly7

Nando's Watch
Martin Guptill was planning a very special date night with Derbyshire's Antonio Palladino.

"Very well bowled @APalladino28 cheeky nandos to celebrate tonight? #lastdinnerwithgup‬"
@Martyguptill

Getting to know God
At the time of writing, Sachin Tendulkar hadn't tweeted since the third of June. Is he okay? Has anyone actually seen him?

You've got to make the effort to check up on old people from time to time to make sure they haven't had a fall or something. Will someone go round and make him a cup of tea and check?

The final book of the new testament
Lancashire's Tom Smith was watching the ball closely this week, according to Gary Keedy.

"Nice compliment from @Tcp24 today, he said I was getting lots of 'revelations' on the ball!! #genius‬"
@keeds23

The congratulation
Up until this week, Tino Best's batting was best-known for "Mind the windows, Tino." The line was delivered by Andrew Flintoff from the slips and caused the world's most diffident cricketer to charge down the pitch, giving rise to a fairly comical stumping. Flintoff clearly enjoyed Tino's 95 from No. 11, however.

"Nnnoooooooooo TIno ! He went for the windows to reach his 100 ! Well played sir , great entertainment take a bow"
@aflintoff11

The pace
After watching Tino Best, Mark Butcher was reminiscing.

"Fastest spell I faced in Tests was @tinobest & Fidel Edwards, Jamaica '04. Quickest bowler I ever faced: Andre Van Troost of Somerset"
@markbutcher72

"Quickest man to leave the bar come his round: Nasser Hussain"

Tino Best's modesty corner
"Humble and wise ..."
@tinobest

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Comments: 2 
Posted by Bruisers on (June 15, 2012, 3:43 GMT)

LOL. Really nice! Don't think Sachin and Kallis had to be brought into this but still its a good read.

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (June 14, 2012, 23:47 GMT)

Warne is an attention addict. Since his name isn't being broadcasted that much these days, he will do anything for attention

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