The Buzz: Saqlain bowls to Babar

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

ESPNcricinfo staff
26-Oct-2021 • Updated on 29-Oct-2021
Oct 29
Two artists facing off - Saqlain Mushtaq vs Babar Azam in the nets.

Dinesh Karthik goes for two

Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal took to social media to announce the birth of their twin baby boys, and the cricket fraternity were on hand to congratulate them with the best cricket puns and memes.
Oct 27

Nabi's not a fan of press conferences

What's tougher than leading your team to a crushing win at the World Cup? The press conference that follows! Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi was fretting about tackling English questions before the match against Scotland, saying "My English will run out in five minutes." There's an easy solution here, just ask Scotland questions in Pashto and Dari!

Jemimah's Big Boogie League

Jemimah Rodrigues is keeping the WBBL squad on their heel-toe-heel-toe
Oct 26

Joe Root welcomes back Ben Stokes for the Ashes

Ben Stokes is back in the England squad for the Ashes after after taking a mental-health break, and his captain couldn't be happier.

The visualisation

Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten 79 against India in the men's T20 World Cup was a treat to watch, and now we get to go behind the scenes to how he prepared for it.

The fanboy moment

Fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani didn't get to play in the India-Pakistan World Cup match, but he was happy to make do with a photo with MS Dhoni (aside from a victory to celebrate).
Oct 25

Dil Dil Pakistan

Pakistan hammered India by ten wickets in their much-anticipated World Cup match - so this is the song to vibe to today.
Pakistan return to their hotel to a warm welcome and lots of cake.

Mates forever

Radha Yadav and Harmanpreet Kaur may be rivals, but that doesn't stop them from loving each other!

The bump

When your efforts to be careful boomerang back onto you. Ouch, poor Kate Cross.

The background

You need the right setting to play your shots!