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'R we rubbing off on each other 4 good or bad?'

The usual vast philosophical questions in this week's Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

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Harbhajan Singh appeals unsuccessfully for Chris Gayle's wicket, Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai, IPL, May 9, 2012
"What do you mean The Expendables is not half-bad? I sat through it" © AFP

The pinnacle
Following South Africa's rise to No. 1 in the Test rankings, JP Duminy's looking ahead with optimism.

"The hardest thing about reaching the summit is the way down."

He clearly isn't a cyclist.

The support
Alviro Petersen thanked the supporters.

"To all you protea fans, thank you for your unconditional support during the test series against Eng! #PureProteas!"

Unconditional? You won 2-0 and became the top-ranked Test side. You might want to investigate the conditions being applied to the support you're getting the next time you miss a straight one and South Africa lose by an innings.

The celebration
Morne Morkel took his 150th Test wicket during the third Test. Dale Steyn took him out to celebrate.

"2 mcflurries... 1 for me and the other for @mornemorkel65 Congrats on ur 150 partner!!! More to come from u!!! Well done bud!"

For 300 Test wickets, you're rewarded with a full Happy Meal.

The commiserations
Tino Best had some consolatory words for Jonny Bairstow.

"Well played Johnny B gutted u didn't get you're 100 lad I know that feeling of being out for 95 in a Test match"

There you go Jonny, you may have lost the Test, the series and the number one ranking, and been dismissed in the nineties, but at least you can comfort yourself with the thought that you're as good a batsman as Tino Best.

The feud?
But what's Tino's beef with Sulieman Benn?

"Sulie Benn should be taking Food Items every Month to Allen Stanford in Jail....#GiveThanksBuddy....#CheckYaSelfmate"

That's #CheckYaSelfMate not #CheckYaCellMate, so at least he's not insinuating that Sulieman was involved in a massive Ponzi scheme.

The journey
Ravichandran Ashwin's been travelling.

"Boarded. Off to Hyderabad."

Please switch off all electronic devices.

The waste of time
Umesh Yadav has some advice for us.

"One minute can't change your life but effective utilisation of every minute will definitely change your life."

Having lost 103 minutes, Harbhajan Singh also has some advice.

"Plz don't even think of watching Expendables 2. Waste of money and time."

The barnet
Graeme Swann's got a new look.

"A lot of people asking where I went to for my haircut....1943. Wing commander Swann at your service."

The retirement
Parthiv Patel says goodbye to one of the greats of the game.

"Very Very Special says it all...many congratulations on a grt career..#respect.."

That isn't actually his name, but I guess Vangipurappu Venkata Sai doesn't really give much indication of how well he could bat.

Getting to know God
"Went to VVS Laxman's house to have dinner. It is always special to meet him. Such a wonderful guy, so simple and down to earth..." @sachin_rt

Sachin's calling you "simple", VVS. What are you going to do about it?

What's your philosophy?
After a successful week for South Africa, it's only right that we return to Shaun Pollock for this feature.

"With our character We rub off on each other.Human nature wants people 2 think well of us but r we rubbing off on each other 4 good or bad?"


Nando's Watch
Ajmal Shahzad has been in new places, looking to try new things.

"What has Brentwood to offer? #nandos?"

Rob Key has been similarly adventurous.

"Nandos Bluewater u have done us proud. #no1"

The destruction
Jade Dernbach has been doing some damage.

"Just smashing in a Starbucks with @kiesy_22 but he's hit a wall and offering nothing. Might have to stroll off round Cardiff on my own."

Okay, enough of this. Stop smashing things. Having a coffee simply isn't an aggressive act. You sound like an idiot.

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Posted by Dummy4 on (August 26, 2012, 15:45 GMT)

Read this, started snorting and giggling, and then went back to read all the other twitter-roundups. Wickedly funny. Thanks so much for this :D - I've been laughing uncontrollably through all the blogs. Love the earnest philosophizing by the South Africans and the Nando's watch and God's thoughts especially, ahahaha.

Posted by Mithlesh on (August 24, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

hahaha "rubbing off on each other"...perverts :D:D

Posted by Oliver on (August 24, 2012, 11:13 GMT)

I imagine JD was taking a sledgehammer to the windows, an easier target than the wall. Massive opponent of globalisation, the Dernbacker.

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