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Social cricket: Root on the ukelele, chef Stokes & Dhoni the rabbit

by Wisden Staff 5 minute read

A round-up of the best cricket-related tweets, vids and instas this week

It’s been a manic week on social media after Australia Women became WT20 Champions, England completed their first overseas whitewash since the 1960s, and we learnt that Jofra Archer will be available for England in the World Cup.

Jos Buttler was on superb form for England against Sri Lanka and many have commended chief selector Ed Smith for making the bold call to reinstate him to the Test side after his impressive IPL stint with Rajasthan Royals.

The Rajasthan Royals cheekily took credit for his successful return to the England Test team.

It was Samit Patel’s birthday this week, and we couldn’t help but remind him of this.

Jasprit Bumrah showed that he’s still a mummy’s boy at heart.

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Happy birthday mom! 🎂😁 You are the reason for the man I am today. I can never do enough to match your sacrifices for us. You are the best mom ever!🎉😃

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“Garnish is pointless on all food anyways” – Ben Stokes, 2018.

Stokes quite brilliantly hit back at Sanjay Manjrekar’s criticism of him.

The Wisden Instagram account unearthed this photograph of Joe Root before the 2010 Under-19 World Cup.

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Joe Root before the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, looking about 11 👀

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Joe Root led his team in song with his ukulele after they completed their series win in Sri Lanka.

MS Dhoni posted an adorable video of his daughter feeding him a carrot.

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Ziva’s bugs bunny @zivasinghdhoni006

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Fresh from becoming World T20 champions, Australia treated young fan Gracie as one of their own when she flew out to see the team with her dad.

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