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.

January 16

Jimmy Neesham doesn't need to learn Punjabi

How good is Jimmy Neesham? Good enough to guess the right answer in a poll in a language he doesn't speak. We are in awe.

What song represents your 2019?

For us, it would be Springsteen's "The Ties That Bind"...

Charulata Patel, 87-year-old India fan, passes away

At the World Cup last year, 87-year-old Charulata Patel was spotted by TV cameras blowing a horn in support for India and soon became an internet sensation when captain Virat Kohli went to meet her in the stands. She passed away on January 13.

January 15

Aw, Mahela Jayawardene's being a bit harsh here. Everyone knows it's the best way to beat jet lag. Murali's just helping out a friend.

While you're here, check out our 25 Questions with Jayawardene, in which he talks some more about Murali (Best prankster or worst? What did Jayawardene think at slips as Murali ran in to bowl?).

January 14

What is Glenn Maxwell's favourite Aussie jersey?

Coloured uniforms haven't even been around for three decades but when it comes to nostalgic favourites, there's so much to pick from. Glenn Maxwell plumps for an Australian kit from the '90s. Which is your favourite?

R Ashwin's personal cheer squad comes to Chepauk

You know how visiting players talk about first experiencing the noise level at Indian stadiums? This is what they were referring to. Who says first-class cricket doesn't have spectators?

It was a busy morning for R Ashwin, who was 32 not out overnight in Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy game against Mumbai in Chennai.

January 13

George Bailey signs an autograph for an unimpressed kid

Just before the start of the Big Bash game between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers in Hobart, a miked-up George Bailey from the home side jogged up to one of the several kids waiting for autographs on the outfield and tried to engage him in conversation while he signed the kid's Hurricanes cap. The kid, Cody (although, like Bailey, we aren't certain of the spelling), wasn't particularly interested in the small talk. A desperate Bailey persisted.

Bailey: "You a Hurricanes fan?"

Cody: "Umm, not really."

Bailey: "Jeepers... are you from Western Australia? Do you even like cricket?"

Cody: "Sometimes my brother forces me."

Bailey: "Yeah? It's been lovely chatting with you. Have a lovely evening."

The commentators, now chortling, suggested the kid was a plant from Tim Paine, Australia captain and Hobart local, also in the commentary box. Paine, in fact, had the last laugh, teasing the new national selector about his skills. "Bails, that was terrific, mate. I know there's been a lot of talk recently about selectors and their communication. I thought you were outstanding."

Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here.