All the world’s cricketers walked into a bar. The LOLs, the chatter, and the occasional mini-brawls, they were endless. And the news cycle was never the same again! Welcome to ESPNcricinfo’s Social Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.
January 11
Lillee and Thomson. Greenidge and Haynes. Wasim and Waqar. Mumbai and vada pav.
On Friday, India and Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane posted an interesting question on twitter about how to enjoy a vada pav. In response, another Mumbaikar, Sachin Tendulkar, brought in all his experience for a finger-licking combination.
I like my Vada Pav with red chutney, very little green chutney & some imli chutney to make the combination even better
Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 10, 2020
January 7
Dom Sibley isn’t much of a gambler with the bat in hand, but his success with England has paid off handsomely thanks to his grandfather having a cheeky flutter several years ago.
Sibley recorded his maiden Test hundred in Cape Town on Monday, having made his debut in New Zealand in November, fulfilling the talent his grandfather, Kenneth Mackenzie, had spotted from an early age. Although Mackenzie died in 2011, shortly after placing two bets at 150-1 and 66-1, the bookmaker agreed to pay out winnings of £21,000 (US$27,600) after enquiries by the Sibley family.
When Dom Sibley was a teenager, his grandfather placed two bets on him playing for England.
Despite his passing soon after making them, his family found the bet slips and successfully claimed their £21,000 winnings. |
ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 7, 2020
“He’d have been so proud of Dom’s achievement, so watching him was tinged with sadness, but he’d also have been delighted at pulling off the bet at massive odds,” Sibley’s mother told the Times.
Sibley made history as a teenager, back in 2013, when he became the youngest player to score a double-hundred in the Championship. No wonder his grandfather thought he’d be a safe bet for England.
Missed all the chatter last week? Catch up on it here.