A round-up of the best cricket-related tweets, vids and instas this week.
We’ve had an IPL auction, the BBL is well into the swing of things and it’s Christmas time. And of course, The Twitter-sphere was as active as ever.
The eagle-eyed Dom Bess spotted the false teeth of a rugby fan drop out live on TV.
— Dom Bess (@DomBess99) December 14, 2018
Geoffrey Boycott was as bemused as the rest of us by drone-gate at Gatwick Airport. This Twitter user explained to Geoffrey in cricketing terms why it couldn’t be shot down.
Because the drone is flying in the corridor of uncertainty Sir Geoffrey
— Potty (@pottyman2) December 20, 2018
Manoj Tiwary wasn’t picked up in the IPL auction and he wasn’t too happy about it…
Wondering wat went wrong on my part after getting Man of a match award wen I scored a hundred 4 my country and got dropped for the next 14 games on a trot ?? Looking at d awards which I received during 2017 IPL season, wondering wat went wrong ??? pic.twitter.com/GNInUe0K3l
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) December 18, 2018
Stuart Broad, Harry Gurney’s business partner and fellow Nottinghamshire seamer, introduced Gurney to Indian fans on Twitter. Gurney might not be best pleased with that description.
Who is @gurneyhf?
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 19, 2018
Gurney, who is really worth following on Twitter, isn’t one to shy away from his online naysayers. His response to one particular bit of criticism was brutal.
You are pretty much in line with today’s keyboard warriors. No idea what you are talking about and probably 45 years old sitting in your mums house painting Warhammer. https://t.co/oh0S7lQHKG
— Harry Gurney (@gurneyhf) December 19, 2018
If you haven’t seen Suzie Bates’ catch in the WBBL, you really should – it’s a spectacular effort. Her New Zealand teammate Amy Satterthwaite compared her leap to that of Michael Jordan. High praise indeed.
— Amy Satterthwaite (@AmySatterthwait) December 23, 2018
Mohammad Nabi somehow momentarily forgot who his Melbourne Renegades teammate Dan Christian was.
“Dan Christian, he was in hospital this morning”
“I don’t know who that is”
— Rudi (@RudiEdsall) December 23, 2018
Lord’s released a warm Christmas message featuring, Sachin Tendulkar, Jason Roy, Luke Wright, Angus Fraser, Nick Compton and, er, Kumar Dharmasena.
James Anderson: c Andrew Flintoff b James Corden – 0. No you’re not dreaming, this actually happened.
Bowling Jimmy Anderson for a duck! pic.twitter.com/a6wXLpM997
— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 18, 2018
This photograph of Geoffrey Boycott and David Bairstow training on a small concrete strip in the middle of a field was widely shared on Twitter and Instagram.