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Social cricket: Credit card roulette, Movember, Taunton taunts & more

by Yaseen Rana 3 minute read

The World T20 is now in full flow, England are in the midst of another classic Test match in Sri Lanka but what’s been going on in the bubble of cricket on social media?

After Ireland’s heartbreaking defeat to Pakistan in the World T20, Ireland captain Laura Delany lamented her side’s predicament of being a side lacking professional status in an otherwise fully professional tournament. In a lovely gesture, Alyssa Healy, arguably vying for Player of the Tournament so far, sent words of encouragement to the captain of the plucky Irish side – one that is brimming with potential.

Some outstanding social media chat from Pat Cummins in response to this brilliant photo of him during the recent ODI between Australia and South Africa.

The ground staff at the Blundstone Arena have cut a moustache into the ground to mark the start of Movember.

In a rather amusing Twitter exchange, Jack Brooks had to defend his outstanding credentials in county cricket against random Somerset fans on Twitter who questioned the wisdom of his move down to Taunton. Brooks, ever the character, didn’t back down in reply.

Australia’s Sophie Molineux showed that she can always opt for a career in DJing when she hangs up her boots.

Torrential rain forced England to giving each other throwdowns underneath the grandstand in St Lucia.

Nigel Farage claimed that Theresa May’s Brexit agreement is the worst deal in history … But we think he forgot about Allen Stanford.

This photograph of Sachin Tendulkar walking about to bat before his final Test innings is a previous winner of the Wisden-MCC photograph of the year. Applications for this year’s competition are still open.


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This amazing shot of Sachin Tendulkar walking to the crease for his final Test innings won that year’s Wisden-MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition. Entry to this year’s competition is now open. #cricket #sachin #sachintendulkar #india #indiacricket

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