Manning the slip cordon, going bald for a cause, skipping jury duty and getting into new routines – a look at what cricketers are up to at home.
This week, we were introduced to some of the sharpest slip catchers. Kane Williamson's Sandy set the bar high, before Shreyas Iyer's Betty and Neil Wagner's Blake showed they were quick on their feet too.
Betty wanted to have a go too after watching Kane Williamson’s beautiful dog Sandy nail that catch. Took Betty a while but she’s got her first catch and immediately ran to celebrate 😊😂 pic.twitter.com/yM8lzdvs2e— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) March 30, 2020
KL Rahul's pooch, though, like the rest of us, was more keen on doing nothing.
Ollie joined Kate Cross to share timely advice.
"You are not alone and your mental health is something you have to look after in this period" 🤗— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 30, 2020
Some tips on looking after yourself during this time from @katecross16 and her adorable dog Ollie 🐶#StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/xF5CFQpPRB
Mark Wood decided we'd seen enough of the dogs and was inspired by kittens instead in a performance to brighten everyone's day. Liam Plunkett then took it one notch higher with his dance.
During a hugely challenging time for us all, our players have been looking at ways to stay active at home.— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 27, 2020
They want to share with you their tips to hopefully brighten up your day.
First up, a dance challenge from @MAWood33! 🕺#StayHomeSaveLives #StayInWorkOut pic.twitter.com/Io3Mz3IW3R
@englandcricket Challenge Accepted. @markwood here’s some chariots of fire for your sexy kitten. An old school response to your new school of dance. I nominate @JasonRoy20 @david_willey @chriswoakes good luck fellas 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/pTeJQJYuSo— Liam plunkett (@Liam628) March 27, 2020
David Warner, meanwhile, shaved his head to raise donations for those on the frontlines of the fight against the global pandemic.
Scotland's Matthew Cross found new ways to improve his golf while killing boredom.
Jaydev Unadkat knows how important it is for players to stick to routines.
A week into quarantine and I no more have teary eyes while cutting the onions! Routines O routines.. 💪🏼😎— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) March 31, 2020
And Alyssa Healy did her best to stay out of prison for skipping jury duty. She had an excellent reason, though.
Just emailed a photo of our World Cup celebrations to the Sheriff to explain my failure to attend Jury Duty.....acceptable?— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) March 29, 2020
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