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The Buzz: The Phil Salt Bae celebration

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

ESPNcricinfo staff
13-Dec-2021 • Updated on 17-Dec-2021
Dec 17
Ooof is that rubbing salt in the wounds or what? Phil Salt gets a warm SaltBae send-off from Binura Fernando during the Dambulla Giants-Kandy Warriors match in Colombo.

The twinkle toes

R Ashwin and Washington Sundar show off their dancing skills.
Dec 16

Well done, Marnus

Everyone needs a hype man like Marnus Labuschagne.
Dec 15
Looking forward to plenty of oohs and ahs in the day-night Adelaide Ashes Test.
Meanwhile James Anderson has just let out some top-secret news...

Can Ian Botham beat Ricky Ponting in a quiz

How does Ian Botham fare against cricket nerds Ricky Ponting and Damien Fleming in a cricket trivia quiz? Surprisingly well, actually!

Chris Gayle's winning formula

The Universe Boss at the Abu Dhabi race track, Max Verstappen winning his first F1 championship title... coincidence?
Dec 14

Is Freddie Flintoff a cricket fan?

Does Top Gear presenter Andrew Flintoff watch any cricket? And has he heard of this obscure league called the IPL?

Mystery of the missing luggage

Poor Gaby Lewis. The Ireland women's team that had travelled to Zimbabwe for the 2022 Women's World Cup qualifiers were forced to find a roundabout way home when the tournament was cancelled in the wake of the Omicron wave. The cricketers managed to get home on November 30, travelling via Namibia, Oman and Qatar. Their luggage though...
Dec 13

Rory Burns' wicket as told by Tony Greig and Geoff Boycott

The first ball of the 2021-22 Ashes remastered with some OG commentary.

The cricketing analogy

If you don't follow Formula 1 and didn't watch Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton in the final lap of the final race of the season to win the driver's championship, Rohit Sharma has helpfully put the achievement in a cricket context for you.

The rivalry

Ashes months are a pretty contentious time in Kristen Beams' household as the debate on whether her son Billy is Australian or English rages on. But regardless of the national identity he chooses, Billy has tons of heroes (and his mum's friends) to look up to.

Easy clicks

When you can enjoy a celebrity sighting without leaving your home - very smart work from Harpreet Brar.

The nostalgia

Virat Kohli goes vroom vroom.
Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last week.

Meeting and meating

Just two South African captains hanging out and eating some good food together.