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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.
The MCG's original Bay 13 - famous for excessive drinking and giving opposition outfielders a hard time - hasn't been around for quite a while now, but if you remember the spirit of that section of the ground, you might be a bit surprised with what you find if you go for this year's Boxing Day Test. The seats have been taken out and instead there's space to mingle, like you would at an outdoor birthday party, with a bar (but no pool, like the Gabba has). Corporatisation spares no one.
Maybe after shelling out INR 15.5 crore (US$ 2.2m), KKR head coach Brendon McCullum feel Pat Cummmins owes him (and his fellow Kiwis) one...
Mad props to Paul Collingwood. While batsmen over the world are sweating at the thought of batting against Jofra Archer, England's assistant coach, who last played a Test in 2011, is happy to pad up and face him in the nets.
Yeah, we're with the BBL here. Give us some shade, lip, a diss, some back chat.
This video should come with a trigger warning. It's not a day we're about to forget anytime soon, for myriad reasons. In London, two matches, just about 10 miles apart, were going down to the wire. At Lord's, England and New Zealand were scrapping for the cup of cups, in a game which would come down to the impossible not once, but twice. At Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were facing off in a do-or-die contest. Both matches would send millions into raptures; both would break millions of hearts. Now a video juxtaposes the biggest moments of the game, the ramping tension, the suspense no movie could ever hope to script, in ten haunting minutes. Watch it if you dare.
Remember how Matthew Wade copped all those short-balls from Neil Wagner in the Perth Test, in what Tim Paine called "a bit of bodyline"? Wade's performance put Adam Gilchrist in mind of something he'd seen before, and he posted this on Twitter, gently roasting him.
And if you've been unfortunate enough to never have seen Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore, here's what he's referring to.
Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here.