The Buzz: You might get a call from Alyssa Healy

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 Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.

October 2

Imagine answering your phone and having your favourite cricketers say hullo and have a chat? Since pandemic regulations prevent players from interacting with their fans face to face, Alyssa Healy and Delissa Kimmince take the time to call up and thank fans for attending their matches against New Zealand in Brisbane.

October 1

Who's the worst singer in the RCB squad?

Who sucks at pool volleyball and whose mike should be muted during karoake?

RCB also have a mentorship programme, which pairs Navdeep Saini with Dale Steyn and makes us totally jealous.

Life in a bubble

We'd totally be open to playing international cricket during a pandemic if it means someone can give us decent haircuts.

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Home haircuts and hub life!

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Masterclass with Zaheer Khan

Twenty-one-year-old fast bowler Digvijay Deshmukh hasn't made his IPL debut yet but he's still getting plenty out of his time with the Mumbai Indians.

Don't hold me back

Andre Russell looks unstoppable.

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The save

Ajinkya Rahane is on point, eh?

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The effort never stops! #Dream11IPL #CricketTogether

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September 30

Life in the bio-bubble ain't easy, especially when your team-mates (but not your state mates) keep nicking your food supplies.

Graeme Swann is the new Shikhar Dhawan

Any IPL franchise looking for a hard-hitting opener?

The restriction

Travel app Ixigo uses Nicholas Pooran's amazing catch against the Rajasthan Royals to make a point about Indian parents.

September 29

So many feels for the Mumbai Indians and the Kings XI Punjab

The Royal Challengers Bangalore-Mumbai Indians match was the second of two IPL thrillers in two days - 402 runs were scored before the game went into a Super Over, where RCB prevailed. How were Mumbai feeling at the end of the game? There were some who could empathise.

The fashionistas

New Zealand's Jess Watkin and Hayley Jensen on what well-dressed cricketers wear in a bio-bubble.

Brendon McCullum protests colossal waste of good cake

Baz makes a very valid point and we'll protest all this cake smashing and smearing too if anyone ever gets us one.

Dressing-room joy for Tewatia and his Rajasthan Royals team-mates

The Royals bask in the glow of their thrilling win over the Kings XI Punjab. Captain Steven Smith congratulates Rahul Tewatia and Sanju Samson fos their innings; Tewatia acknowledges the challenge the bowlers faced at the death and awards the team turban to Samson, who then passes it to medium-pacer Ankit Rajpoot.

And Tewatia on what his grandmother told him before his innings.

Jonty is impressed

Jonty Rhodes is a fan of Nicholas Pooran's gravity-defying save at the boundary.

September 28

Rahul Tewatia's rollercoaster innings in the Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab match last night had us all at the edge of our seats. Yuvraj Singh's nails were bitten down to the quick too, but for a slightly different reason.

Ponting's post-match pep talk for the Delhi Capitals

Ricky Ponting's post-match debrief is the reality show we need right now.

Yuvi's reliving past glories

The rest of the world may be watching the IPL, but Yuvraj Singh is throwing back to some special moments and dishing out tongue-in-cheek compliments to former team-mates.

Well, no, he's also watching the IPL, but with a keen eye for brand placement

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