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The Buzz: Deepak Chahar proposes to girlfriend in the stadium

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

ESPNcricinfo staff
05-Oct-2021 • Updated on 08-Oct-2021
Oct 8
Chennai Super Kings lost their match to Punjab Kings in Dubai, but bowler Deepak Chahar made it a memorable night for himself by getting down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend, who said yes.
Oct 7

Umran Malik gets a cake facial

Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrated their four-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore by caking Kane Williamson and Umran Malik.

Delhi Capitals enjoy a beach day

Delhi Capitals have only one league game left before the qualifiers and they decided to spend their off day enjoying the sand and surf.

Shoaib Akhtar still going strong

The former Pakistan fast bowler is still harrying batters when he can.
Oct 6

A Pant-astic birthday celebration at Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant on his birthday: You get a cake facial! And you get a cake facial! And you get a cake shampoo!

What's cooking behind the scenes at RCB?

RCB has more than one XI juggling match-ups - the chefs catering to the wide variety of nationalities and tastes in each IPL franchise have as tough a job as the players do on the field, if this BTS peek is any indication.
Oct 5
India captain Mithali Raj hasn't had much luck with the coin during the series in Australia, but perhaps she can change things around if she makes a call to the UAE right now...

Social media outage memes, the cricket edition

Cricketers weren't going to be left behind when Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down for a brief while yesterday and everyone flocked to Twitter to share memes.
KL Rahul was presumably looking for ideas to fill his time with now that he couldn't scroll through Instagram on a free day between IPL matches.
Carlos Brathwaite wanted to go back to simpler times, when phones had clicky keys and all you needed to talk to friends was their BlackBerry Messenger pin.

The comeback

Okay, now you know how to get Shardul Thakur to be more active on social media.

The support

AB de Villiers backs Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan to come good.

The recovery

South Africa captain Temba Bavuma had surgery on a broken thumb and was back in the nets ahead of the T20 World Cup.

The new arrival

A hamstring injury forced Rachael Haynes out of the series against India, but that meant she was around for the birth of her child with former Australia player Leah Poulton.