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Updated 11-Nov-2022 • Published 07-Nov-2022

The Buzz: Eagles and falcons

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Eagles and falcons

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan's falcon, spent September working with Premier League club Crystal Palace (nicknamed the Eagles) while rehabbing after his knee injury.
The club's squad are split as to whether they are supporting England or Pakistan on Sunday - but their head of sports medicine, Dr Zafar Iqbal, has nailed his colours to the mast.
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BPL buddies

Remember when Alex Hales and AB de Villiers were team-mates? Rangpur Riders fans do.
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England vs England Lions?

How would England Lions get on if they entered the next T20 World Cup? Ravi Bopara thinks they'd go OK...
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T20 for everyone

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Babar, Rizwan bowl to Shaheen

Is this Pakistan's secret weapon for the T20 World Cup final?
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Rossouw's retirement tease

Rilee Roussouw gave South Africa fans a bit of a scare when he posted this.
Turns out he was just looking back at the T20 World Cup.
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AB de Villiers calls it wrong

It's a good thing AB de Villiers is not a betting man.
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Ashwin's sniff test explained

We finally have an explanation for why R Ashwin was taking a sniff of two likely sweat-soaked sweaters he found on the field - he was trying to identify his own, and this was the last step of the identification process.
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The Netherlands-Pakistan friendship club

Look who the newest BFFs in world cricket are. Netherlands leggie Shariz Ahmad, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Iftikhar Ahmed seem to have gone out for dinner to celebrate Pakistan's entry into the World Cup semi-finals and consequently Netherlands' qualification for the next T20 World Cup.
Shahnawaz Dahani jumped into action even earlier, going to Netherlands' dressing room to congratulate them.
And here's the wholesome moment that kicked it all off.
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AB de Villiers is star-struck

Cricketers, they're just like us. Look at AB de Villiers fanboying over meeting Sachin Tendulkar.
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