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.
Remember when Chris Lynn was signed by Mumbai Indians last December and celebrated like this?
And then Jasprit Bumrah reminded him of this?
Haha, welcome to the team! @lynny50 You're still going to have to face me in the nets.— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) December 19, 2019
JP Duminy shows off his moves
Look who's thrown his hat in the ring for the #Jerusalema challenge. South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa put a call out for citizens to take part in the challenge to celebrate the country's Heritage Day, and Duminy's certainly risen to the occasion admirably from the IPL bio-bubble.
Krunal Pandya pranks Hardik Pandya
Rule one of the sibling handbook: never pass up a chance to play a prank on them.
Deepak Chahar's throwback Thursday
The only thing we're taking away from this is that Shane Watson doesn't age. At all.
Lea Tahuhu and Amy Sattherthwaite's out-of-the-box parenting
The New Zealand women's team have a new member on their tour - Lea Tahuhu and Amy Sattherthwaite's adorable little girl. And they're constantly having to think up ways to keep her entertained.
The women also performed a waiata, a Maori song, at practice to mark Maori Language Week. Have a listen.
Someone's feeling a whole Watto love
And Dwayne Bravo got some too
Kane Williamson joins the itty bitty apple committee
What's small, adorable, and red all over? Possibly Kane Williamson when you compliment him, but also these itty bitty apples he's now endorsing. This is a Kiwi-apple crossover we could get behind.
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Tom Moody's six dream
What makes Tom Moody wake up in a cold sweat some nights?
That big fella has taken a long time to forget that sensational six— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) September 17, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar knows how to win friends and influence meowple. It's all in the vada pav.
Mitchell McClenaghan thinks Hardik Pandya has a doppelgänger
Did Hardik Pandya drop the hottest single of 2019? Mitchell McClenaghan thinks so
Lil Nas X at the 3 minute mark in OLD Town Road https://t.co/F3PVLqn0Iz— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) September 15, 2020
Irfan Pathan is working on his line and length again
Irfan Pathan is being worked as hard off the field as he was on it. Here he is, on the sets of his upcoming Tamil movie, Cobra, complaining about line and length.
Wishing my first movie director and a really good guy @AjayGnanamuthu very happy birthday,may you get all the success you deserve. By the way he loves giving me surprises exactly like in this video #birthday #Tamil pic.twitter.com/d9V4hgD72d— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 15, 2020
It's party time on the TKR jet
Who needs a team bus when you have a private jet? The victorious Trinbago Knight Riders players are getting to the IPL in style, and Dwayne Bravo's found the perfect captive audience to subject to his music. Poor Brendon McCullum though just wants to be allowed to make a phone call in peace. Kids these days.
It's football week in cricket
Cricketers have had footy on the brain this week. First there was Jofra Archer nutmegging Joe Root during the second ODI against Australia.
And Middlesex's John Simpson will be trying out for the Premier League soon if this deft run-out kick is any indication
Bowlers have it rough.
When the captain hands you the ball in the 73rd over with the score at 320/1 and says 'Come on mate, your turn. Let's get that break through. This is your chance to prove yourself' @gradecricketer pic.twitter.com/PZRT5EXKzP— Grant Elliott (@grantelliottnz) September 14, 2020
Ha ha, if you haven't seen how Indian uncles dance at weddings, look on either side of Shikhar Dhawan.
Diving around like a teenager
Jonty Rhodes shows how he's still a world-class fielder at 51!
David Miller fires up the grill
A spot of braai in Dubai?
The SCG wants the internet to name its new mascot
What could possibly go wrong?
Today we officially unveil our new mascot— Sydney Cricket Ground (@scg) September 12, 2020
The mascot is modelled on the clocktower of the SCG's Members Pavilion and joins our home team mascots
But we need your help... the mascot needs a name‼️
CLICK HERE to enter https://t.co/A8wdBS19xo pic.twitter.com/qeJ3dprM0J
Suggestions so far include "Clockblock", "TikTok" and the inevitable "Clockly McClockface". We're throwing our weight behind "Ding Don".
Jemimah Rodrigues and the Indian team's Bollywood song sesh
Dressing rooms are a place to relax and a place to work on your harmonies.
The long-distance relationship
Dale Steyn is in the UAE for the IPL, so naturally he's counting down the days before he can see his dogs again.
And Jimmy Neesham is definitely sharing photos of his dog here.