The Buzz: Chris Lynn and Jasprit Bumrah go head to head

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.

September 18

Remember when Chris Lynn was signed by Mumbai Indians last December and celebrated like this?

And then Jasprit Bumrah reminded him of this?


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.

September 17

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.

Tom Moody's six dream

What makes Tom Moody wake up in a cold sweat some nights?

September 16

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

September 15

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.

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.

September 14

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!

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Did you 'catch' that? #SaddaPunjab #Dream11IPL

A post shared by Kings XI Punjab (@kxipofficial) on Sep 13, 2020 at 11:18pm PDT

The gift

Ooh lucky Prithvi Shaw getting the bat of the Little Master.

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?

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.

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Okay, but singing Bollywood songs w the gang

A post shared by Jemimah Rodrigues (@jemimahrodrigues) on Sep 12, 2020 at 6:56am PDT

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.

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Only 60 days to go guys

A post shared by (@dalesteyn) on Sep 12, 2020 at 6:49am PDT

And Jimmy Neesham is definitely sharing photos of his dog here.