The Buzz: That time Rohit Sharma pulled no punches

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 22

So the ICC sent out a tweet about players with the best pull shots and there was someone they kinda missed. That someone saw the tweet and totally gave in to his FOMO.

March 21

Being housebound, as many around the world are right now, can be challenging. It can be fun too, if you’re Darren Sammy – is that why people are fighting over toilet rolls, though?

And then, not to forget, there might be kids around. The Stokeses, Ben (probably not so much) and Clare (in the main), have worked it out well, by the looks of it.

March 20

This is why toilet paper is being hoarded

What’s Ian Bell trying to convey here? That loo rolls make good indoor cricket balls? That he panic-bought so many that he doesn’t know what to do with them? Anyone else reminded of music videos where they burn cash to show you how much they have?

Cricket practice does not stop because you’re stuck at home

Staying at home doesn’t mean Netflix and chill all day. Work on those reflexes, okay?

Farts v virus

Daren Sammy misses the days when the air was noxious…

But he’s got himself some form of protection… or maybe he’s going to hit the Alpine slopes?

Lisa Sthalekar gets neighbourly

The elderly are most vulnerable to contracting Covid-19, so if you can help them during their period of isolation.

March 19

County cricket may normally have one or two spectators, but that man (and dog) are an important part of the player experience.

No, not going to make a “your batting is like watching paint dry” joke. We don’t do that here.

Shikhar Dhawan has some parental tips for you

Filters to the rescue when you need to entertain stir-crazy kids.

It’s time for cat cricket

How is everyone spending their cricket-less days? Our UK editor Andrew Miller has already latched onto a new format of the game, and it’s obviously better than The Hundred.

And here’s another ESPNcricinfo reader who has begun the process of training his felines for the big leagues in cric-kat.

But they have all got a way to go to match the standards set by cat cricket’s pioneer… @CMRLee

March 18

Um, that’s not how social-distancing works, guys.

In the comments, KL Rahul had the best advice for his team-mates, Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya: “Wash your hands boys”.

March 17

Dhoni makes the most of IPL downtime

With the IPL postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak and CSK calling off their pre-IPL preparatory camp, MS Dhoni has made his way back to Ranchi, where he seems as happy as a kid who’s been told school’s out early for summer. He’s reportedly been spotted riding around on his bike and taking selfies with fans (not recommended at this time of social distancing), and using the downtime to sharpen his skills in a different sport.

Cricket in the time of social-distancing

Cricket doesn’t stop just because of self-quarantining, does it? Peter Borren coaches the next gen.

Help your neighbours

Bless you, Sam Billings, for being a good Samaritan.

March 16

As a Covid-19 precautionary measure, Mitchell McClenaghan returned home from the PSL to a two-week self-isolation period… and things weren’t looking too bad?

Glenn Maxwell’s engagement photo

Now that he’s had a glimpse of what Indian weddings can entail, how’s Glenn Maxwell feeling about the big day(s)? Stay hydrated, Maxi!

Hindi is hard for Chris Gayle

In this video shoot, Chris Gayle’s struggle with Hindi has Yuvraj Singh in splits. [Ed: But can we address the lines themselves? “The confidence is mine. The grave will be yours.” What?]

Foreign languages are hard, we get it. Maybe he should try to lip-sync, like Grant Elliott been doing so impressively at the PSL with Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi and Pashto.

Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here





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