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The Buzz: A fan-tastic time at Edgbaston

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

ESPNcricinfo staff
09-Jun-2021 • Updated on 11-Jun-2021
June 11
Oh cricket fans, you've been missed!

Total eclipse of the heart (of cricket)

Meanwhile, Father Time was a bit confused when night came early to Lord's.
June 10
Nothing to see here, just Andre Russell enjoying a 40C summer day at the beach in Abu Dhabi.

Imam-ul-Haq's side hustle

Imam-ul-Haq's practicising some new shots at the PSL.

Sun and smiles ahead of the WTC final

How happy do these three look to be out and about playing cricket?

Kraigg Brathwaite plays this or that

A million laughs over a million $$$? We'll trade, Kraigg Brathwaite!

All in a day's hurt for Luke Wright

That sound you're hearing is thousands of cricketers wincing at poor Luke Wright's terrible, horrible, awful, no-good day of cricket practice.
June 9
What does Faf du Plessis' tattoo on his ribs say? And how many shirtless photos of du Plessis are too many? (Answer: there's never enough). On the sidelines of a training session for the Quetta Gladiators ahead of the resumption of the 2021 PSL in Abu Dhabi, du Plessis chats with Azam Khan about the social-media interest over his tattoo after an interview was published in the Cricket Monthly.

The best kind of wicket

All dismissals are great, but getting your spouse out, that's extra-satisfying. Dane van Niekerk enjoys the feeling of dismissing Marizanne Kapp in the nets.
And Kapp is keeping score!

The workout

Is exercising less distasteful when you have a workout buddy, like Yuzvendra Chahal has his wife, Dhanashree?
June 8

Jemimah Rodrigues chills in the English summer

If you're not perspiring half your body weight, it's not really summer for Mumbaikars.

Fan fun at the cricket

The cricket at the England vs New Zealand Test was only slightly more entertaining than this fan's struggle with his rain poncho. Rory Burns, at least, thoroughly enjoyed this. It's good to have fans back in stadiums, hey?

What are these New Zealand players up to?

A team game of twister? A crab-walk race? Whatever New Zealand Women are up to, it looks like a lot of fun.

Chai > tea for Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana's happy to trade tea and a slice for kadak chai and biskoot in Old Blighty.
June 7
Justin Langer: Steven Smith shadow-bats in the shower.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti: Hold my beer

Jadeja warms up

Ravindra Jadeja is limbering up for a long, hot cricket summer in the nets in sunny Southampton.

Kate crosses the coach

Kate Cross knows that sometimes, despite all the years of proper coaching on shots and stances and elegance, when a ball demands a scoop, however awkward, you go for it.

Durham's off to the races

Durham celebrated their emphatic victory over Worcestershire with a rousing round of "Blaydon Races" in the dressing room. You'd hate to be their downstairs neighbours right then.