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.
Who's got the biggest guns?
The salon is open for business!— Australian Women's Cricket Team (@AusWomenCricket) September 24, 2020
Meg was very nervous walking into Sophie's salon, but left a very happy customer pic.twitter.com/HONTsIiZol
There's a team room battle happening at the IPL
There's some serious one-upmanship happening with the IPL team rooms. First it was the Mumbai Indians. Now look at what RCB's brought in for the boys.
Jimmy Neesham might want to consider switching teams
Does anybody have contacts for renting a golf simulator for the 2 months while we're in Dubai? Desperate for something to do in the IPL bubble!— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) September 18, 2020
Steven Smith's got to the choppa
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's definitely the helicopter. Steven Smith's got himself some new weapons in the armoury
How does Virat Kohli deal with the UAE heat?
With a punishing workout apparently. Meanwhile we're all Chris Morris when A-ha's "Take on me" comes on.
Did Meg Lanning watch Tiger King?
What sort of "typical" isolation activities did Meg Lanning get up to?
Does Alyssa Healy bowl seam up?
Wicketkeepers love to get a chance to bowl and bowlers (and husbands) love to get a chance to tell you how to (click the Instagram link to see Mitchell Starc's reply).
When you get so many greetings that you have to make a video to thank all your well-wishers! Curtly Ambrose does it with style - music, dancing and reminding you that there's a book of his that you should be buying.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes! pic.twitter.com/DyK7XcDGU1— Sir Curtly Ambrose (@ambrose_curtly) September 22, 2020
The weapon of choice
In the Rajasthan Royals' 16-run win over the Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah, Jofra Archer made an 8-ball 27 batting at No. 9. One of his opponents was pretty impressed.
What are you batting with?@JofraArcher— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) September 22, 2020
Simon Harmer asks John Cleese to support Essex
Essex offspinner Simon Harmer, the leading wicket-taker in first-class cricket since the start of 2017, is hoping to convert a lifelong Somerset supporter.
I was at Lord's in 1979 when we won the first trophy— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) September 20, 2020
in our thousand year history, and with a noticeably diverse eleven, too!
Further, I confidently expect my last few years to bring a cascade of titles to flight me to my grave
Especially after Simon Harmer retires... https://t.co/DjWvzBABjs
The Super Over specialist
Jimmy Neesham has some stats for you.
For anyone who actually cares. Super overs that I actually bowl or bat in I'm 1 win and 2 ties— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) September 21, 2020
Northamptonshire want an apology because you didn't believe in them
After four successive defeats, Northamptonshire were looking unlikely to make it to the T20 Blast playoffs, especially after they slipped to 71 for 6 against the Birmingham Bears. But their lower-order batsmen Tom Taylor and Graeme White's astonishing 53-run stand in 3.2 overs took them over the line and into the playoffs. We've invested in some handmade paper and calligraphy lessons. What about you?
Apologies can be made in writing to;— Northamptonshire CCC (@NorthantsCCC) September 20, 2020
The Social Admin
The County Ground
Abington Avenue, NN1 4PR pic.twitter.com/4SJDPNVnJA
David Warner gets a message from his family before the Sunrisers Hyderabad's first game.
The Delhi Capitals are pretty pleased with Marcus Stoinis, who made a 21-ball 53 and then two wickets in the final over against the Kings XI Punjab to force the match into a Super Over. And they want Twitter to give him some recognition.