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'Misbah was like a violinist in a crashing stock market'

"Where's my violin when I need it?" AFP

We're developing quite a soft spot for Mark Richardson's robust approach to Twitter. Like his batting, it is minimalist and functional.

Richardson's verdict on that?

Short and to the point.

We're willing to cut David Miller some slack too. Normally we make an effort to omit the small proportion of cricketers' tweets that promote some sort of product or service (so about 80% of them). However, Miller sets about his promotional chores with such shameless gusto that we're willing to make an exception.

Last time around it was "Another day, another chance to thrive", accompanied by a photo of him exiting a pool in sunglasses.

This week…

To be fair to him, he doesn't explicitly state that he's met these goals, so we can't question his modesty too much.

Apparently rather less concerned with how cool he looks is Stuart Broad.

Like almost everyone else, his bowling partner was unimpressed.

But it's as Paul Collingwood says.

Well if it's good enough for Gower

One man bowing to the passage of time is Misbah-ul-Haq, who has announced his impending retirement. Shoaib Akhtar paid tribute with this somewhat bizarre analogy.

Anyone who's ever so much as misplaced an apostrophe on Twitter will tell you that there's always some smart-arse willing to offer a correction.

Trent Woodhill is even going so far as to correct himself.

With the IPL now in full swing, we have no shortage of in-flight selfies to choose from. We're giving this one the nod this week for having the greatest number of willing participants. Good work, Shikhar.

And of course the flip side is plenty of cricketers complaining about air travel.

And we're fairly certain that there's a fairly heavy-handed deployment of sarcasm here.