May 7 Jasprit Bumrah has found his person. Unfortunately, it's not Trent Boult, as Jimmy Neesham wants to helpfully point out in the comments.
Buttler's going away gifts
Jos Buttler's been an early Santa for the young'uns in the Rajasthan Royals. After gifting Yashasvi Jaiswal his bat last week, he gave away his wicketkeeping gloves to young wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat this week before he flew back home.
Wriddhiman Saha, who tested positive in the IPL bubble a few days ago, knows he's going to beat it easily because he's got the most important person in his corner.
RCB friends like family
There's one RCB gang that's going miss their time together in the bubble.
Throwback to some Dale Steyn gold
Alexa, define the perfect moment.
The band playing, sea breeze over the left shoulder, little reverse swing, recipe for disaster for any batting team. https://t.co/0P6ca0QRU9— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 5, 2021
When Smriti Mandhana made scrambled eggs and not everyone was convinced they were edible...
David Warner's daughters call him home
The IPL has been postponed after several players and staff across franchises tested positive for Covid-19, but not all overseas players can return home just yet. A large Australian IPL contingent is stranded since the Australian borders have been closed to its citizens currently in India during its rampant Covid-19 outbreak. While the group considers relocating to the islands of Maldives to wait out the ban, David Warner's daughters make clear what they want.
The parting gift
Jos Buttler's got the moves
RR and MI's dressing room shenanigans
Coming soon to a television screen near you, the daily soap that is the IPL. Early aughts kids will have mild PTSD from this soundtrack to the RR dressing room BTS - it's a reminder of a time when it was impossible to pry the TV remote from the parents while the soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was on. Appropriate, considering kids are now holding the remote hostage while the IPL is on every evening.
Things are a mite more serious in the Mumbai Indians dressing room, where a post-match debrief by Rohit Sharma after their win against CSK was followed by a little award ceremony and a pep talk by Quinton de Kock (!).
We've all been there - when you don't sledge cos of fear of mom.
The OG T20 hitter
The unfair advantage
A clear case for running out the non-striker while backing up?
A special moment for Dawid Malan, getting his first cap for the Punjab Kings. He made a run-a-ball 26 on debut, but the Delhi Capitals won by seven wickets.
'Universe Boss' @henrygayle presents the @PunjabKingsIPL cap to Dawid Malan. He is the No. 1 ranked batsman in the ICC T20I rankings. https://t.co/Rm0jfZKXXT #PBKSvDC #VIVOIPL #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/tKRseUkWut— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2021