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.
No chance of any of Pakistan's women being timed out, given the speed with which they can change into their kit...
Here is our version of #DontRushChallenge— Kainat Imtiaz (@kainatimtiaz16) April 24, 2020
A lil fun harms no one.
Last challenge before Ramzan @omaima_sohail @officialmaham -Kaynat- @SyedaNain18 & lil Abbas @SidraNawaz22 @Ayesha_zafar29 @MuneebaAli17 @aimanunver & Oscar @iramkhan210 @SidraAmin21 pic.twitter.com/ekauWN4OYp
Punter's proudest moment
Time for some more classic kit from Ricky Ponting's coffin - this time the bat he used during the 2005 Ashes.
In the back half of my career I marked the hundreds I made on the handle of my bats under the grip.— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) April 24, 2020
This is the bat I used when I made 156 against England at Manchester in the 2005 Ashes. It's probably the innings I'm most proud of from my whole career. pic.twitter.com/Lqft2w9ad9
Harmanpreet Kaur's mirror magic
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what have you done with the ball? Nice to see Harmanpreet Kaur working on her trick shots.
On reflection, we're not too sure how to explain this one...
What Steven Smith's doing in lockdown
What is a very fit looking Steven Smith doing in lockdown other than working on his pecs? Exactly what he does in the shower, in hotel rooms, on the beach, in the lunch room, on the team bus. The man just really loves his batting.
Gautam Gambhir's grumpy throwback
And here's another player who just wants to be allowed to go back to his batting, Dad!
Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana's jam session
What are Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues doing in their spare time? Making sweet, sweet music together. Stand-up comic José Covaco seems to think it's quite the earworm too, if that third video is any indication.
Kapil Dev has a new lockdown look
Is it Viv Richards? Is it Thanos? No, it's Kapil Dev shorn of his luscious locks! Like Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar before him, he's given himself a haircut while house-bound, only he's taken it a lot further. Also, where is he going dressed to the nines at this time?
DIY drills to stay sharp
.@coach_rsridhar alrighty coach. And btw you're grabbing at the ball, slow it down, not all can do a MSD— DK (@DineshKarthik) April 20, 2020
Just for the record , I like the garden the most in this video , more than your swift moves also https://t.co/P4rlkENT8E
Or you could shoot hoops like KL Rahul (what's with the old-timey footage, though?)
Hmm, maybe don't try this at home.
Hardik Pandya at 18
Dog tags? Pink aviators? We'd know him anywhere.
Max Waller's teatime trick shots
Somerset legspinner Max Waller has been getting creative during lockdown, with a series of outrageous trick shots throwing teabags into mugs from across his kitchen.
Yes this did happen!!! @TheCricketerMag @DudePerfect @ESPNcricinfo @espn @WisdenCricket @SomersetCCC @VitalityBlast @SkySports @SkyCricket @SkySportsNews @MilesTeaCoffee @PGtips @tetleyuk @TwiningsUK @YorkshireTea pic.twitter.com/1Yly2SeRub— Maximilian Waller (@MaxTCWaller) April 19, 2020
And if his throwing skills aren't enough for you, how about his efforts with golf club in hand?
#TeaTime #GolfTea #TeaOffTime #Teasy #TeaBag #Tea @TwiningsUK @YorkshireTea @PGtips @tetleyuk @MilesTeaCoffee @PGATOUR @TheMasters @SomersetCCC @SkySports @EuropeanTour @WisdenCricket @TheCricketerMag pic.twitter.com/LX9ryqu6mt— Maximilian Waller (@MaxTCWaller) April 19, 2020
Dhoni gets his toe bitten
Imagine we do have an IPL or the T20 World Cup this year and MS Dhoni can't play because of an injured toe...
Sachin Tendulkar cuts his own hair
Sachin Tendulkar gave himself a hair cut (and made a terrible Dad joke about square cuts). What do you think of the final result? Are the best hair cuts ones that don't look like anything's been done?
The food you crave during lockdown
Who's not dreaming of all the food they are missing during the lockdown? Sanjay Manjrekar gets a version of a nostalgic favourite and now we're craving it too.
Can't thank my wife enough for this nostalgic lunch. The Islam Gymkhana Kheema Cutlet by Qadar bhai. See video for full story! pic.twitter.com/yxb5hkGn0d— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 19, 2020