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 Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.

October 9

Do the Royal Challengers Bangalore players know what is the most watched music video on YouTube? And which current tennis player has the most Grand Slam wins? Viv Richards also features.

What is this insane caught-and-bowled dismissal?

Sometimes cricket is a team game and sometimes it's a one-man show. In an Army Commander's T20 match between the Prima Stella Eastern Warriors and the Super Fashion Northern Warriors in Sri Lanka, fast bowler Thenu Ratan got batsman Ashan Randika to top-edge a shot towards midwicket and then... ran full pelt to take a diving catch even as a fielder from the deep was running in to take it.

October 8

When Rahul Tripathi met Shah Rukh Khan

When you make a match-winning knock and get to meet an idol (who also happens to be the owner of your team) - a good day for the Kolkata Knight Riders opener Rahul Tripathi in Abu Dhabi.

Tripathi's first name, Rahul, is one that SRK's characters have had in several movies.

Tripathi's team-mate, Varun Chakravarthy not only met his idol, MS Dhoni, but also bowled to him. He talks to Tripathi about how he went from watching Dhoni from the stands of Chepauk to bowling to him in the IPL.

The fan

And yet another encounter with an idol - this time the Delhi Capitals' 24-year-old fast bowler Tushar Deshpande got to meet Dale Steyn during the match between the Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai earlier this week. He was keeping a lookout for Steyn's "crazy eyes" it seems.

The spy cam

When your partner has eyes at the back of their head (but also a perfectly functioning pair of ears - Dane, you need to learn stealth)!

October 7

Dane van Niekerk bowls into pillow stumps

The cricket doesn't stop just because you're isolating.

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It is what it is #quarantinelife #day3

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October 6

The Australian women's table-tennis battles

The real contest is happening on the table-tennis table. Also, who among Beth Mooney, Erin Burns and Maitlan Brown smashed their own forehead with a forehand shot?

The scary story

Dane van Niekerk is one brave woman! We'd have run out of the house, leaving a person-shaped hole in the wall.

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So seeing that its 02.40am and I'm wide awake. I'd like to share the reason exactly why... So I'm sleeping like a baby, happy with the fact that I pushed myself through the whole day yesterday NOT to nap. All of a sudden I get woken up by my wife (she was sittig up), which I assumed woke up because of jetlag and asked me (not whispering) 'Why is someone sleeping here at the top of the bed'? EXCUSE ME, WHAT??? WHO?? I immediately grab my phone so I can see WTF is going on! (If you know me, you'll know I'm not, not afraid, I get VERY afraid) Anyway, so then kappie tells me that she doesn't understand why I'm not sleeping next to her?? AGAIN, WHAT?? I AM!!?? I turned the light toward her (she's still sitting up) and SHOCK! SHE WAS STILL SLEEPING think my heart stopped at that exact moment! I get her to lay down again and bang. Sleeping like a baby, while I'm is still sweating as if I ran a half marathon and scared lying with my flashlight on!! #quaratinegotmywifeonday1 #stilllookingfortheperson #13daystogo

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The guitarist

Clearly captaining a side and using his fast hands to pile up the runs isn't enough for Steve Smith, he's also picking up some musical skills.

Ashleigh Gardner eats some grass

Australia captain Meg Lanning tells Ellyse Perry what happens when players don't listen to instructions.

Sun 'n sand with David Warner

Sunrisers indulge in a spot of beach volleyball to unwind.

October 5

Marcus Stoinis the barista

The Love Cafe is now a chain store. We first saw Adam Zampa operating it in the Australian bubble in England. Marcus Stoinis has taken over its Middle-East operations and is dutifully helping Rishabh Pant and his other Delhi Capitals team-mates stay caffeinated.