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.
Definitely some Karate Kid vibes about Stuart Broad's back-to-training gear. But can Mr Miyagi teach you to bowl the outswinger?
Tons of fun for Punter
Scoring a hundred in your 100th Test must be a pretty good feeling. But what about scoring two, as Ricky Ponting did? Nice message from Polly, but he was probably glad to see the back of that shirt...
Held onto this from my 100th Test thanks to Shaun Pollock, who was one of the all-time great bowlers, competitors and people I ever played against. I remember being really nervous beforehand with a heap of family and friends at the game, but thankfully it all turned out well. pic.twitter.com/RlHhY78w3t— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) May 29, 2020
Jimmy Neesham's dog is not pleased
It's clear: the customer is not happy with this establishment's service. Can we speak to the manager, please?
I think we need a new Labrador, this one's clearly broken pic.twitter.com/1otuJdueZ5— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) May 28, 2020
Meet Brian Charles Tendulkar
Here's Lara junior choosing to bat in his own unique way.
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Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a lefthanded batsman. Mummy is giving him some good advice. Look at the attitude when told to switch hands. "Both hands on the bat" NO Action time swings right misses swings left and makes contact #donedeal #leftiebatsman "Don't you want to play like daddy" NO! #betterthan That's my boy!
Virat Kohli lands his landings
Virat Kohli's idea of lockdown fitness: perfectly executed 180-degree balletic pirouettes. Our idea of lockdown fitness: reaching for the 180th potato crisp.
My first shot at 180 landings. Top exercise pic.twitter.com/HmtR05OlNW— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 26, 2020
David Warner shouldn't try this at home
We're a little worried about David Warner. Make no mistake, we're loving this swimsuit-wearing, lip-syncing, Bollywood-dancing Davey, but how far and to what inadvisable places will this quest for social media love take him? Today it's corn on the drill. What's next? Brushing teeth with a chainsaw? Riding on top of trains? We'd like him to have all his limbs intact for when cricket resumes, preferably.
How old is Mahela Jayawardene really?
Should we believe Kumar Sangakkara?
Happy 50th birthday @MahelaJay great milestone. Have a wonderful day. Many more to come.— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) May 27, 2020
Mark Wood obliterates the speed gun
Or does he?
Masterchef Sachin does things to mangoes
Do you have lots of mangoes at home and don't know what to do with them (because for some reason you don't think eating them plain is the greatest thing on this planet)? If yes, you freak, spend the whole day making this this mango kulfi recipe by Sachin Tendulkar.
Ravi Shastri gets a dressing down
After reading our colleague Sharda Ugra's excellent piece on Ravi Shastri the anti-establishment man last week, we started wondering what he might be up to. Thanks for letting us know, Ravi, and very envious of the company you keep.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami had to make a double-batch of this mouth-watering Eid spread to send it across to his coach.
David Warner becomes the invisible man
Is he auditioning for the sequel?
Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here.