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.
Old Trafford had one of its more familiar faces swinging by… we don't know when we'll have proper cricket action again, but when it does come around, James Anderson will want to be as ready as he can be to keep the counter rolling towards the 600th Test wicket, which really isn't far away now.
Reminiscing, with David Warner and Hardik Pandya
David Warner took a bit of a break from his usual lockdown routine and dug out this photograph, of the Australian 2006 Under-19 World Cup squad. Can you spot the nine that went on to play international cricket (including one for the Netherlands)? Despite that kind of talent, though, they didn't even make that final, in which Pakistan beat India.
If Warner went back 14 years, Hardik Pandya was revisiting 2013, when he first turned out at the senior level in domestic cricket.
Who is Virat Kohli's latest crush?
Love our chats. Good man. pic.twitter.com/LOG62xQslM— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 22, 2020
Ben Stokes' latest brush with authority
"Hello, is that the ECB? This is Clare Stokes. Can you please get on with arranging the return to training for England players, because I can't be dealing with Ben practising around the house any more..."
Throw throw throw your ball gently against your house...if ya smash a window don't forget to run away from your wife and get used to eating and sleeping outside pic.twitter.com/YYtfI0nqWt— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) May 21, 2020
Boycs backs himself
...of course he did.
ME— Sir Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) May 21, 2020
Virat Kohli walks the dinosaur
Spotted by naturalist Anushka Sharma, a rare Viraptor Kohli in the wild. Several more sightings of previously unseen species imminent as lockdown continues.
Raising Freddie, the Waz way
Here's a bit of a throwback to the start of Andrew Flintoff's career, which didn't go particularly memorably. Wasim Akram had a role to play there, and is still looking for a thank you - he might get it too!
Well seeing as we are now practically neighbours, a good way to start would be a 'few' BBQs at your house next time I'm in Manchester... https://t.co/g0SkKRu6e5— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 19, 2020
The glow-in-the-dark Warners
Yes, the lockdown has affected different people in different ways… but, can't help asking, why, guys?
Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here.