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'About to smash a butter chicken, with 4000 pieces of garlic naan'

If it's food-based carnage and wanton destruction you seek, look no further than our weekly Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

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Mitchell Marsh sweeps during his 78, Western Australia v New South Wales, Ryobi Cup, Perth, September 16, 2012
... And he's just as savage with poultry © Getty Images

The political campaign
Shane Warne's got at least one policy.

"I think the weekends should be 3 days, let's start making Mon the last day of the weekend, work days are tue,wed,thu,fri ! #WarneforPM haha"

Vote for Warne if you want to see the nation's GDP drop by 20%.

The voyeur
Brett Lee likes to watch people sleep.

"Good to see the great man @rtendo27 get some serious kip in on the flight down #freshasadaisy"

What a spectacle. Did the airline not provide a film or an in-flight magazine?

The victim
Chamara Kapugedera appears to be a keen ornithologist.

"Washing my car now. It's covered with crow shit... Only parked outside for 2 hours...."

It was definitely crows? Do you recognise the colour and consistency or something?

The comeback
Jason Gillespie was a substitute fielder.

"For those who have asked what it was like to be on field, even for one ball? #sweatypalms"

Not great for reverse swing.

The team
Graeme Swann has very specific ideas about people and their taste in music.

"iPod shuffle has been kind to me this morning. Underdog by Turin Brakes followed by Oasis' Sad Song. #realmenlikeguitars"

So what does that make Stuart Broad?

"Cant stop playing the pretend piano to Swedish House Mafias new tune, is it even a piano in it? #click"

Will this difference of opinion bring another round of internecine strife to Team England?

The fact
Graham Onions has a fact.

"Packing is killing me!also tightening studs into your boots is 'the worst' thing in the world #fact"

That is not a fact. That is very, very far from being a fact.

The early riser
Jonny Bairstow's got an early start.

"Up at i have no idea how all of you do it day in day out!"

We don't.

What's your philosophy?
Hashim Amla is appreciative.

"Guess there r lessons that cross us everyday. Amongst others,today I feel its appreciating those around u no matter how small they are."

No matter how small and insignificant he deems you to be, Hashim Amla nevertheless appreciates you.

The destruction
For all of you wondering whether cricketers have learnt to eat normally yet, or whether they still feel the need to "smash" their food - bad news.

Dale Steyn's smashing food.

"Traditional 4am pie and coke smashed!"

So's Mitchell Marsh.

"About to smash a butter chicken, with 4000 pieces of garlic naan.. #stepintomyoffice #thanksforcoming"

And Shane Warne.

"About to smash a large Hawaiian pizza...."

The carbs
At least Brad Hogg managed to avoid the phrase. Maybe it's because he's middle-aged.

"Good breakfast for someone trying to lose weight and get back into shape! Hash browns 4 donuts eaten in 3 min #scales"

Last week, Brad was accused of putting a buffet meal on his room bill, even though he wasn't staying in that particular hotel. Is he actually paying for his meals now?

"Breakfast with @johnt237, paying the bill with loose shrapnel, I said "keep the change" being charitable! I was short 3 rand. #tightas"


The smashed
Ajmal Shahzad bucked the trend. In the man v food battle, he was on the receiving end.

"Massive mistake ordering my Thai chicken salad with plenty of chilli #mouthonfire"

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Posted by TheCricketLady on (October 25, 2012, 13:44 GMT)

These Saffas really got their philosophy genes in, huh...

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