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The Buzz: Watch Shafali Verma's direct throw for a run-out in the WBBL

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

ESPNcricinfo staff
11-Oct-2021 • Updated on 15-Oct-2021
Oct 15
Batters beware! Shafali Verma's got a rocket arm on her.

The first day back

Ben Stokes, who is recovering from his finger injury, had a testing net session on his return.
Oct 13

All the T20 World Cup kits so far

Incoming delivery? The Ireland jersey will halt it before the bat can.
This is what cricket jerseys have been missing for some time now - a dose of artistic genius!
Sri Lanka's gone for a fire-and-ice theme.
As have Netherlands.
Blue is the colour of the season for this World Cup. Behold India's jersey.
Associate nations have all brought their A-game to the jersey contest. Namibia's gone the blue route too, with hexagon accents
While PNG have borrowed from the landscape for theirs.

Amelia Kerr, the guitar star

She bats, she bowls, she plays the guitar and she sings - and to make matters worse (for the rest of us), birthday girl Amelia Kerr is only 21!

Royal Challengers Bangalore say goodbye to Virat Kohli as captain

Royal Challengers lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL qualifiers in what was Virat Kohli's last game as RCB captain. The dressing room was sombre one, but the players talked about the completed season and what Kohli's leadership meant to them. AB de Villiers teased Kohli for his aggressive nature by saying, "I think some of the umpires will sleep a bit better. I am very happy for them."

The painter

We already know Shafali Verma's strokes are exceptional, but here's more proof of it.

The new arrival

Pat Cummins and his fiancee welcomed their first child last week, shortly before Cummins heads to the UAE for the T20 World Cup.
Oct 12

Alyssa Healy makes a young fan's day

Looks like Alyssa Healy's in competition with Kane Williamson for the nicest cricketer title. At the T20Is against India, Healey spotted young wicketkeeper Morgan who'd come all the way from Toowoomba to watch her play. Healy handed Morgan her wicketkeeper's gloves the first night, then followed it up with a signed t-shirt as a thank for you showing up again for the last T20I.

Glenn Maxwell says behave

Glenn Maxwell has just about had it with online trolls who flooded the RCB players' timelines with less than complimentary remarks after they were knocked out of the IPL, and served them a timely reminder to be better online.

The souvenir

Elyse Villani is a very happy fan.
Oct 11

Merv Hughes needs a barber, stat

Lockdown woes are... er... growing on Merv Hughes.

Puppy love

Mitchell Starc has a very cute four-legged fan.

Don't hurry me

The Big Bash is considering introducing a shortened time limit for new batters making their way to the crease. Glenn Maxwell is not a fan of this proposal.