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.
He’s still got it – the fleet feet, the magic hands… just maybe not the same height on liftoff. Jonty Rhodes himself is not impressed.
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) March 13, 2020
Alyssa Healy has a freaky Friday moment
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit sports hard across the world, forcing players to play to empty stadiums – or, as Alyssa Healy calls it, just another day in women’s cricket. Except this time around it’s the women with the record breaking attendance the men who’re getting a feel of what the women’s games are like, and she’s really seeing the mirth in it.
It’s been a week of us feeling what it’s like in the men’s shoes and them in ours!! Haha.
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) March 13, 2020
Sachin brings all the grannies to the yard
… and they’re like this cricket is better than yours. A Twitter user posted an adorable picture of his grandmother who had come out of her cricket-(watching) retirement to watch another retired star play.
— Niks (@Freakoh) March 7, 2020
No day like a holi-day
The Indian team has a short break before the South Africa series kicks off and most of them are celebrating the festival of Holi with family.
The Pandya brothers are with their SOs.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 10, 2020
Deepak Chahar is celebrating it with his dad, and… himself?
Virat Kohli just wants everyone to have a good time .
Wishing everyone a joyful and a safe Holi. May the festivities bring a lot of colors to your life. #HappyHoli
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 10, 2020
And Harbhajan Singh’s daughter has him a little stumped with her pichkari.
Happy Holi Everyone pic.twitter.com/JcJxwJpyZP
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 10, 2020
Who nicked Katy Perry’s shoes?
Check out Molly Strano‘s cool new kicks! Did she pull them off Katy Perry’s feet during Australia’s post-World Cup celebrations? Not quite. Is she going to need assistance pulling them off her own feet? Quite likely.
Why Rachael Haynes had to miss Katy Perry’s concert
What’s the best thing about winning a World Cup? The celebrations, of course. Even better when there’s a world-famous pop star at your after-party. Poor Rachael Haynes couldn’t join her team-mates in singing, dancing and taking selfies with Katy Perry after Australia won the T20 World Cup at the MCG because she had been picked out for a routine drugs test.
“I am absolutely spewing about (missing the post-game concert) because I had to do a drugs test,” Haynes told SEN 1116 radio station. “The rest of my team-mates got up on stage… I saw the photos [after] and the doctor came in and said, ‘How good was it getting up and stage’ and I said, ‘Are you kidding me?'”
— SEN 1116 (@1116sen) March 9, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar becomes a punching bag
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 8, 2020
Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here