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Virat Kohli had a heartfelt message for Axar Patel and felt compelled to videobomb Hardik Pandya's interview of Patel to deliver it, leaving both in splits.
DO NOT MISS: @hardikpandya7 interviews man of the moment @akshar2026. - By @RajalArora— BCCI (@BCCI) February 26, 2021
P.S.: #TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli makes a special appearance @Paytm #INDvENG #PinkBallTest
Watch the full interview https://t.co/kytMdM4JzN pic.twitter.com/QLJWMkCNM5
That's "Hey man, your bowling in amazing!" in Gujarati, for the uninitiated.
There's a boss new spinner in the subcontinent
What do you call a spinner who takes a five-for conceding the least amount of runs in the subcontinent?
We need a new cricket glossary.
Ben Foakes' quick hands
How does Ben Foakes execute those lightning-fast stumpings? Let him show you the way.
The fastest hands in the West pic.twitter.com/okpsncEfqb— England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 23, 2021
Ben Stokes not a fan of political bantz
You know how they say cricket and politics don't mix? Ben Stokes got a taste of that when he caught in the crossfire between Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan and the secretary of state for health Matt Hancock and beat a hasty exit.
'You should've interviewed Ben Stokes longer.' - Matt Hancock— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) February 23, 2021
'Trust me I wanted to. I wanted to run it for 10 more minutes and bounce you off.' - @piersmorgan
Piers' brutal joke to Matt Hancock before the interview kicks off, including @benstokes38's reaction pic.twitter.com/cN6WyCjYuq
England to play the Super Bowl?
Hope the NFL has some scouts in Ahmedabad.
How to bid a million dollars Pt 2
While working on their auction strategy, the Royal Challengers Bangalore hatch an elaborate plan to get Glenn Maxwell... using Steven Smith as bait. Coach Mike Hesson not only gets the player they want but also a free dinner (plus drinks) out of it!
Let's be clear Steve Smith is a wonderful player in all formats he just didn't fit our mix for this season, hopefully this video explains why? https://t.co/WOMfHCoo55— Mike Hesson (@CoachHesson) February 23, 2021
Kane Williamson's many hats
The New Zealand captain sports a fashionable layered look.
A catch redone
In 2005, Paul Collingwood took a one-handed blinder at point to dismiss Matthew Hayden in an ODI in Bristol. Around 16 years later, he gets to relive it from the other end as Ollie Pope re-enacts it at training in Ahmedabad.
How to bid a million dollars Pt 1
The Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell for over a million dollars at the IPL auction last week. Here's how they prepared for the bidding war.
Bold Diaries: IPL Mock Auction Planning for Glenn Maxwell— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 22, 2021
The strategy and planning that led to RCB getting The Big show, Glenn Maxwell, into our #ClassOf2021. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPLAuction2021 #BidForBold pic.twitter.com/UPjM29npab
Josh Philippe's Australia debut
Australia batsman Josh Philippe gets his international cap from Mitchell Marsh ahead of the first T20I in Christchurch.
Ahead of the game, New Zealand, Australia and England players laid wreaths in memory of the victims of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.