The Buzz: It’s a hen, it’s a airplane, it’s low-flying Jonty Rhodes

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.

March 13

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.

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.

March 12

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.

March 10

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.

Deepak Chahar is celebrating it with his dad, and… himself?

Virat Kohli just wants everyone to have a good time .

And Harbhajan Singh’s daughter has him a little stumped with her pichkari.

March 9

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?'”

Sachin Tendulkar becomes a punching bag

Irfan Pathan‘s son does what bowlers all around the world were itching to do when Sachin Tendulkar was in full flow at the crease.

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