The Buzz


The Buzz: David Warner reacts to abuse with a smile
The Buzz: David Warner reacts to abuse with a smile

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

'Sir' Ben Stokes and a cheeky welcome for Australia in Manchester
'Sir' Ben Stokes and a cheeky welcome for Australia in Manchester

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

Shadab's batting form costs Mickey Arthur
Shadab's batting form costs Mickey Arthur

The allrounder bet his coach that he would score three fifties in three Tests against Ireland and England. He aced it and had Arthur taking the whole team out for a meal

Brendon McCullum goes back to rugby
Brendon McCullum goes back to rugby

Back in the day, Brendon McCullum was very good at rugby. Now, at 36, he's trying his hand at it once again

Making the gloves a 'mattress'
Making the gloves a 'mattress'

How South Africa worked on extra padding for their batsmen on a difficult Wanderers track

Rahul Dravid, back in blue
Rahul Dravid, back in blue

The "Bangalore boy" has been named brand ambassador by the ISL team from the city, Bengaluru FC

Going postal over Pakistan's Champions Trophy triumph
Going postal over Pakistan's Champions Trophy triumph

Three months since Sarfraz Ahmed's men produced Pakistan's biggest ODI triumph in 25 years, the nation's postal service commemorates the achievement

The Kotla gets a Virender Sehwag gate
The Kotla gets a Virender Sehwag gate

And Karun Nair gets overlooked...

Found: India's dossier on Sri Lanka
Found: India's dossier on Sri Lanka

India did their homework on Sri Lanka - there's more evidence than the tour's scoreline to prove it

Williamson stumped by young fan's question
Williamson stumped by young fan's question

Remember the thriller at Eden Park? Kane Williamson doesn't

Shoeless in Chittagong?
Shoeless in Chittagong?

The Australia batsman's Eid festivities took an amusing turn

Duckett v Ashwin sequel will have to wait
Duckett v Ashwin sequel will have to wait

Ben Duckett's struggles against R Ashwin are well known, and the left-hander cheekily regretted not having to face the offspinner in more familiar conditions

Pranking Geoffrey Boycott
Pranking Geoffrey Boycott

Jonathan Agnew and his colleagues leave Geoff Boycott in a state of trepidation with a well-executed prank

Bravo v Pollard: CPL 2017 edition
Bravo v Pollard: CPL 2017 edition

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard have had a long on-field rivalry going in franchise T20s, and their latest encounter had Bravo showing off his dance moves

Hambantota authorities ensure safe distance between elephants and fans
Hambantota authorities ensure safe distance between elephants and fans

With the stadium set to host its first international match in two years, the cricketing action is the least of the authorities' worries

Bumrah rages at road safety meme
Bumrah rages at road safety meme

Jasprit Bumrah was not thrilled at an image of him bowling a no-ball becoming part of a traffic rules awareness message

Dermot Reeve sells Wisden to raise money
Dermot Reeve sells Wisden to raise money

Dermot Reeve, a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1996, has placed his leather-bound Almanack up for sale in a desperate attempt to raise some money.

India beat Pakistan in fans warm-up
India beat Pakistan in fans warm-up

India's fans secured the early bragging rights ahead of next month's showdown by defeating a team of Pakistan fans in a series of indoor games at Edgbaston

Root awards club batsman after matchwinning knock
Root awards club batsman after matchwinning knock

Joe Root went back to his roots over the weekend by paying a surprise visit to Abbeydale Sports Club in Yorkshire, where he handed over a signed pair of his batting gloves to the man of the match

Sex, lies and cricket umpires in Old Bailey 'hitman' trial
Sex, lies and cricket umpires in Old Bailey 'hitman' trial

A former producer of the TV police drama, "The Bill", who is on trial for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill his scriptwriter partner, has admitted he made up lies about being a village cricket umpire in order to carry on an affair