July 23
Rishabh Pant got the full homecoming son treatment by Ravi Shastri and the Indian team when he returned to the team hotel in England after his 10-day quarantine. Pant had previously tested positive for Covid during the team's break between the WTC final and tour matches ahead of the England Tests.

Kate Cross meets Dinesh Karthik

Kate Cross had a mini fan moment when she met Dinesh "The Shirt" Karthik (and the feeling was mutual, no doubt), but she's making it very clear where her loyalties lie when it comes to the IPL.
July 21
India's limited-overs players in Sri Lanka unwind with some Bollywood singing. Impressive recall of lyrics, but maybe still a way to go before they get invited to Lip Sync Battle.

The proposal

There was a sweet moment in the stands during the third T20I between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford.
July 20
Sachin Tendulkar throws back to the time he tried The King's gambit on Sir Viv Richards, with Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh along for insurance.

LA Galaxy play cricket

After Borussia Dortmund aced the cricket challenge last week, it's LA Galaxy's turn to give it a go, and they're not half bad from the looks of it. Chasing the bowler with the bat isn't part of the rules though. Yet.

The newest member of Taniya Bhatia's family

Taniya Bhatia could have her own canine slip cordon soon if her Insta is any indication.

Warming up is a different ball game

Cricket is great, but when it's the job sometimes you want to wind down with a different sport, as West Indies women and Pakistan women did in the breaks between their ODIs.
New Zealand women likewise channelled some Euro final energy in their warm-ups.