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The Buzz: RCB get their yorker game right

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

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.
September 13
The yorker, nowadays served up in all shapes, sizes and speeds, is perhaps the most rewarding delivery to bowl in a T20 game - if done right. Little wonder then that coaches spend extra time getting their bowlers to perfect it. Here, the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach Adam Griffith challenged his bowlers to up their blockhole game, and they certainly had fun.

A 'champion' welcome

Dwayne Bravo is a special player, especially in T20s. No surprise then that the folks over at Chennai Super Kings made an effort to make his welcome a little different.
September 11

Dwayne Bravo has a message for the other CPL teams

Bow to the four-time champions.

The iceman cometh

Hollywood's going to be coming soon for Kane Williamson cos down third man aren't the only chops he's got.

Mohammed Shami makes one sail

No joy like the joy of tailenders getting batting practice.

IPL commentators get ready for all eventualities

Aakash Chopra and Deep Dasgupta break out some new commentary gear?
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On the road again ... #ipl

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Ajit Agarkar is also masked up, but social-distancing must be pretty easy in golf, right?
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Golfs new normal #golflife #happyplace

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September 10

Rohit Sharma sends the ball on a trip

Lol, has Rohit Sharma breached the bubble with that six?

The model

Pat Cummins certainly has an alternate career if the cricket one doesn't work out.

England fast bowler Harry Gurney owns a pub with fellow quick Stuart Broad. But that doesn't get him any special favours in the kitche. Quite the opposite in fact.

Jimmy Neesham arrives in Hindi

Jimmy Neesham is ready for the IPL.
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for surprise #SaddaPunjab #Dream11IPL

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The skier

Stuart Broad enjoys a wet and wobbly holiday.
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Bambi On Ice

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Anil Kumble cheers for the Zouks

Kings XI Punjab coach Anil Kumble is backing Daren Sammy's St Lucia Zouks to win the 2020 CPL because of some hard data - like Guyana Amazon Warriors last year, Trinbago Knight Riders have won every game this season. So naturally like Guyana, they too shall lose the final.

Brace for Jemimah Rodrigues' news

A full set of pearly whites not obscured by any metal clamps. Yay!
September 9

Kane Williamson wants a batting masterclass from Ricky Ponting

Kane Williamson is answering fans' questions and his answers, like his batting and his beard, are perfect. Don't @ us.

The birthday song

Australian batsman Jason Sangha gets a big old cheer from schoolkids as he turns 21.

Football v foot volley

The eternal question: are cricketers more likely to injure themselves playing football or foot volley?
September 8

Ravindra Jadeja v Karn Sharma at table tennis

This feels like the soothing pandemic content we all need.

AB's Cool Cats v Kohli's Hot Dogs

How do you get the cricket juices flowing? With a spot of football, of course. Royal Challengers Bangalore strength and conditioning coach Basu Shanker isn't a fan of football (or rather, his players getting injured while tackling or running), but he nervously lets the squad play their traditional opening fixture.

The Kane Williamson fan cam

Iso workout episode #9980... not that we're complaining.

The bio-bubble mystery

Some of the Australian women squad have begun training in biosecure bubble in Brisbane ahead of their series against New Zealand and already there is a MAJOR problem: who ate Meg Lanning and Molly Strano's brownies?

Rishabh Pant tonking sixes like nobody's business

Oh this looks promising for things to come.

Slo-mo can make a lot of things look cooler, but Axar Patel, you gotta get the shot right first.

The strange dismissal

Matt Critchley trapped chest before wicket to George Burrows in Liverpool.
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Ever seen a dismissal like this before?

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Irfan Pathan wants credit due

Older brothers can be so agravating. And younger brothers aren't about to let them get away with it.

Brett Lee is lone-Lee

Looks like Brett Lee's missing the noise and chatter and bantz and buzz that usually accompanies the build-up to the IPL while he waits out his mandatory quarantine. At least he has fantastic views of the Mumbai skyline to keep him company in his solitude.

Royals and RCB have minor Twitter spat

Hoping this logo issue turns into a proper Twitter beef.
September 7

Sachin Tendulkar's vada pav party

Very approving of this feast Sachin Tendulkar has laid out, especially the fact that there are two chutneys and the fried green chillies without which you cannot (Ed: oh shut up)...

Kane Williamson Zoom-calls with his dog

It doesn't look like Sandy is a fan of virtual meet-ups, does it? No opportunity to sniff, lick, or climb on top of family members as one wishes to.
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Isolation zoom calls with the family

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A classic

Anil Kumble bowls in the Kings XI Punjabs nets.

Harmanpreet Kaur the gardener

What's the difference between gardening and monstering sixes? You plant one in the ground and other out of the ground ha ha!

Spectators ignore Carlos Brathwaite

Poor Carlos Brathwaite hunting for the ball in a crowded stand with no help whatsoever. Unreal! Cut it out guys!

CSK get on with IPL training

Accompanied by MS Dhoni saying: "Don't worry, we'll take DRS."

Who's got more bats: Ajinkya Rahane or Prithvi Shaw?

Delhi Capitals are getting ready for a nets session and maybe the lesson here is not to let Prithvi Shaw get a peak into your kit bag (or you hotel room).
Will R Ashwin be giving us some mystery spin this season?

Got a leg to stand on

Mithali Raj gives us balance goals.

Lockie Ferguson covers his upper lip

Okay great, now we'll be able to easily identify him on the field.