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Social cricket: Broad’s break-in, Lynnsanity & selection backlash

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

A round-up of the best cricket-related Tweets and Instas from the last week.

The continuous Australian middle-order selection merry-go-round in both white-ball and red-ball cricket caused a stir on social media this week, with some of the players unlucky to miss out not shying away from commenting themselves.

Meanwhile, back in Blighty, Stuart Broad looked like a burglar after he forgot his house keys, forcing him to climb a ladder to get onto his roof.

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Forgot the house keys ? ? #London

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It wasn’t even his own ladder. As Broad’s Instagram Story showed, he borrowed one from nearby builders.

Glenn Maxwell, who has been left out of the Australia Test set-up despite his impressive recent first-class record, poked fun at current Australia coach Justin Langer when a clip of him reaching a hundred with a reverse sweep was shared on Twitter.

Chris Lynn was left out of Australia’s recently named ODI squad despite leading the run-scoring charts in the recent JLT Cup. He expressed his opinion on the decision with a simple GIF.

Shane Warne, as opinionated as ever, expressed his displeasure with Australia’s ODI squad announcement.

Tim Paine has garnered more attention with his verbals behind the stumps than with his runs during Australia’s current series against India. One particular line where he asked Rishabh Pant to babysit his kids was brought to life when Paine’s wife, Bonnie, posted this photo of Pant with their children on her Instagram Story.

And finally, a little bit of self-deprecation never goes amiss. Tom Kohler-Cadmore perfectly executed the ‘profile picture’ vs ‘actual picture’ meme format.


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