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'I'm gonna need to embrace this jetlag today'

That and other affectionate revelations in this week's Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

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Graeme Smith wears a message for Mark Boucher, England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day, August 21, 2012
Jet lag will know it has been well and truly embraced when this man puts his arms around it © PA Photos
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The jetlag
Poor Phil Jaques is having a tough time.

"5 am been awake for hours. is there anything worse than Jet lag! Grrrrrrrrrr"
@philjaques

Yeah, about a billion things, including "infrequent international travel due to having a real job".

The stiff upper lip
Graeme Smith's arrived in Australia and he's being a bit more resilient.

Day one:

"Morning all....... I'm gonna need to embrace this jetlag today."
GraemeSmith49

That's the spirit. No one wants to hear highly paid cricketers moaning about the side-effects of international flights.

Day two:

"Been staring at this ceiling for hours and it ain't getting more interesting.....might be time for early Bfast"

That sounds suspiciously like a whinge. Here's a tip for you as well, Graeme - if you're trying to sleep, you might want to try closing your eyes.

The insomnia
Matt Prior's suffering too. How will he tackle the problem?

"Gonna go reverse psychology on this. Lights out and try keep my eyes open for as long as possible! It's definitely gonna work! Night all"
@MattPrior13

What's with you people? Close your eyes. It's basic going-to-sleep methodology. You're all remembering to lie down, aren't you? You're all remembering to stop doing stuff?

The unity
Stuart Broad's got big plans for the winter.

"Throughout my winters travels to India and New Zealand I'm going to snap a #viewfromaroom in each hotel room i visit."
@StuartBroad8

Jimmy Anderson responded with his own idea.

"@StuartBroad8 @MattPrior13 I'm going to take a picture of the carpet in each hotel room I stay in. #viewofacarpet"
@JimmyAnderson9

That comment was perhaps just a little disingenuous. They've only just got to India and they're falling out already.

Fortunately, once Matt Prior settled on #viewofawall, everyone had a photo project and they were all too busy to bicker with each other. Peace reigned until Stuart Broad's second exciting instalment.

"My latest pic is up. Waiting on @MattPrior13 #viewofawall, think @timbresnan should do #viewofthebuffet, Thoughts?"

You want to know our thoughts? We think that if you continue to imply that one of your team-mates has an unquenchable appetite, it might mean you have to undergo a reintegration period before too long. They're all the rage these days.

The landmark
Nikita Miller congratulates Courtney Walsh on a memorable first.

"Happy birthday Courtney Walsh your first and only half century brilliant innings. #legend"
@nktmiller

Tino Best's modesty corner
Tino's got a quote for us from one of his heroes.

"You can make a Million Dollars u just need a skill and the attitude not to give up and remember CHRIST is the Answer~Tino Best"
@tinobest

What kind of a man quotes himself?

What's your philosophy?
Hashim Amla's noticed something.

"There are some things in life that the more u feed it the hungrier it gets."
@amlahash

Is that a Tim Bresnan reference? Try feeding him something different. Try him with something pastry-based.

Smashwatch
On the subject of food, an awful lot of it has been "smashed" in recent weeks, so we might as well make something out of it. South Africa's David Miller kicks off this positively electric new feature.

"Smashing another burger king now.. #banker"
@DavidMillerSA12

Hold on tight. There'll be plenty more thrills and spills along these lines in coming weeks…

The temptation
Matt Prior's acting threateningly.

"The Lindt chocolate in my mini bar has just got a serious eyeballing! Managed to resist but not backing me to make it through the night!"
@MattPrior13

Smash it. It's daring you to do so. Although on the other hand, the caffeine might keep you awake.

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Comments: 6 
Posted by   on (November 3, 2012, 16:06 GMT)

who quotes himself? Only the Best...........................

Posted by   on (November 2, 2012, 0:06 GMT)

Tino Best's modesty corner - LOL

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 13:05 GMT)

Haha, then that would make three of us, Xeal Qoofaure.

Posted by Hunain87 on (November 1, 2012, 12:57 GMT)

I just commented to say that I do read the twitter roundup and thoroughly enjoy it. Good job Mr. Bowden.

Posted by nthuq on (November 1, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

Smashwatch should be called: A Smashing Time.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 8:54 GMT)

If there is no other comment, it means that you Mr. Bowden and I have no life. You compiled n I read it. No life is funny life.

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