All the world's cricketers walked into a bar. The LOLs, the chatter, and the occasional mini-brawls, they were endless. And the news cycle was never the same again! Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's Social Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.
David Warner was doing BBL commentary just a couple of days ago, and asked Steven Smith on the player mic about the numbers of bats he was carrying for the T20 game. Smith didn't quite answer that, but revealed that it wasn't more than four or five.
What about Warner, though? Well, no idea about a BBL game, but look at that collection! And he says #needafewmore! That's like a bat factory - there are as many as 20 we can count here. And just like the rest of us, Virat Kohli was astonished. "And you wanted one more bat from me", he said, rolling his eyes and raising an eyebrow.
And how many do you have, Virat?
Sledging leaves cricketer with dislocated jaw
If anyone ever needed proof that sledging is injurious to health - we're looking at you, Justin Langer - hark this cautionary tale. A local cricketer, Jayden Regan, was playing for Hastings in Victoria when he took a catch to dismiss opposition batsman Jeff Bluhm at 99. This called for a bit of lip, of course, and Regan couldn't resist giving Bluhm a passionate send-off. Next thing you know, Regan's jaw is on the floor, almost.
Perhaps the quintessential Aussie cricket story, from today's Herald Sun pic.twitter.com/p7IY7ZWhcT— Simon Briggs (@simonrbriggs) January 23, 2020
Regan drove himself to the hospital where the doctors snapped his jaw back in place and, in a quintessentially Aussie finish, he went back to celebrate his team's win and presumably pick up his sledging where he left off.
Dizzy and the art of the double-hundred
Test hundreds are great but getting a double marks you as a Serious, A grade batsman, the type that breaks records for breakfast and stays not out at dinner. Which is why Jason Gillespie, as a senior statesman of this club, takes it to be his solemn duty to welcome every newbie into the fold.
Junior Slater's Warnie moment
All parents think their kids are special (Ed: not my Ma) but what if you have a Warnie in the making in your household? Michael Slater shares a video of his son taking a ripper of a wicket a la ball of the (20th) century.
Sachin Tendulkar coaching Ricky Ponting? Hmm, do you think they'll discuss the 2008 Sydney Test?
Chose the right team and more importantly the right cause my friend.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 22, 2020
Hope that the Bushfire Cricket Bash will offer some relief to the people and wildlife in Australia. https://t.co/dx4EnHPNvN
Rohit Sharma hit a match-winning century to hand India a series win over Australia on Sunday. So you can't really blame his astonishment when he saw team-mate and Chahal TV host keeping the internet busy for - of all things - his tattoo which, looks like an extension of Dwayne Johnson's arm.
This is not the first time the Rock has been a subject of conversation between Sharma and Chahal. Two years ago, this happened, and it left the internet ROFL-ing. And it was all Chahal's doing then too.
Chahal's muscles and tattoos have been among Rohit's favourite targets on social media, and not many pieces of media coverage on them escape his attention.
There's an elephant in my hotel
We're guessing it's looking for... some room?
Well I can't wait to go Sri Lanka now https://t.co/ySDmQlQmcK— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) January 20, 2020
Wasim Akram tries his hand and foot at Aussie Rules
Can the sultan of swing curve a ball with his foot? Well, he tries.