What are cricketers up to on an enforced break from the game? We keep track!
Starting with Jimmy Neesham, he surely seems to have lost track of time, doesn't he?
I only have one question: What is a clock— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) April 4, 2020
And so has Carlos Brathwaite!
Maybe this would help, Carlos?
Looks like Liam Plunkett is in a mood to binge-watch a TV show.
Any Netflix series people are addicted to?— Liam plunkett (@Liam628) April 4, 2020
Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana used the downtime to take questions in from her fans on Twitter. But her good friend on the Indian team, Jemimah Rodrigues, took one of her answers personally.
Her teammate Shikha Pandey took a walk down the memory lane.
Going back to reading a book that my father bought for me when I was 10. The school summer vacations had just begun and this was one of the many books my father got for my sister and me. My absolute favourite to this day! #booksaremagic #memories pic.twitter.com/0nRUP4KK0I— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) April 5, 2020
Staying positive is vital in these difficult times and Middlesex's Olivia Rae took it upon herself to find something to smile about. The Home of Cricket made it to the list.
A friend set me the task of taking photos of what happiness means to me! I managed to make a rainbow out of a street light and walked past @HomeOfCricket 🏏. It was a great way to add purpose and mindfulness to a walk! Maybe something others could try? 📷 #StaySafeStayHealthy pic.twitter.com/ZmZsrkD09e— Olivia Rae (@ollierae14) April 4, 2020
Can you guess who Azhar Ali is imitating?
Babar Azam got a heart-warming note from a five-year-old fan, and had the perfect response to the young "rockstar". Class on and off the field!
On the anniversary of India's 2011 Cricket World Cup win, with the match dug out from the ICC archives and broadcast in full, Jemimah Rodrigues and her brothers felt the joy like for the first time all those years ago!
OHH MANN!!! 😭😭— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) April 2, 2020
This day, 9 years ago.. INDIA LIFTED THE WORLD CUP AFTER 28 YEARS!! 🇮🇳
I know for a fact that every Indian has the same reaction and same excitement watching this moment, today, as they did back then!!! 🙌🏼#BleedBlue #JaiHind
w/ @elirodstick @enoch_rodrigues pic.twitter.com/G25jKWXr4L
The White Ferns got together digitally to do some yoga – with a twist in outfits.
Thanks for the challenge @aucklandcricket!— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) April 1, 2020
1. Badge 🇳🇿
2. 'Stadium' 🏟 (NZ style!)
3. Fans 🙌🏽
4. Players 🏏
You're up @AusWomenCricket @BCCIWomen @ProteasWomen #CricketNation #Cricket pic.twitter.com/4YNdZoDIX9
With players keen to do their bit for those on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus, Jos Buttler led a slew of fund-raising efforts. Days after David Warner and Sam Billings shaved their head, and members of the England women's cricket team volunteered for the NHS, Buttler decided to auction a slice of history: the jersey he wore when England won the World Cup last year, autographed by the whole team.
I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life saving equipment to help those affected during the Covid-19 outbreak. Link to auction in my bio. pic.twitter.com/ODN9JY4pk1— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 31, 2020
In Pakistan, Shahid Afridi, through his foundation, was rallying his friends from around the world. Yuvraj Singh too lent his considerable weight to the cause, showing that a worthy gesture goes beyond on-field rivalries and borders.
“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.Then you will see how low it was.”— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 31, 2020
This mountain of Covid-19 is not insurmountable,we will triumph again; provided we have faith, perseverance and discipline. #Hopenotout #Donatekarona pic.twitter.com/uYxNRZ7fI8
These are testing times, it’s time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on https://t.co/yHtpolQbMx #StayHome @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/HfKPABZ6Wh— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 31, 2020
And yes, Neesham, we can relate.
Me in a month: *breaks down in tears of joy*— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) April 1, 2020
Cashier: sir this is a Wendy’s
Me: I KNOW
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