A round-up of the best cricket-related tweets, vids and instas this week.
The UK is in Brexit-induced political turmoil and not even the world of cricket could escape its clutches as two of English cricket’s biggest names let their opinions on the subject known.
Jonathan Agnew decided to publicly call out his BBC colleague Gary Lineker for airing his political views on Twitter. Surely an email would have sufficed, Aggers?
@GaryLineker Gary. You are the face of BBC Sport. Please observe BBC editorial guidelines and keep your political views, whatever they are and whatever the subject, to yourself.
I’d be sacked if I followed your example. Thanks.
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) December 13, 2018
Aggers was reminded that his TMS colleague Michael Vaughan had called for the UK to have a “Donald Trump-style leader” earlier in the week. The former England captain has since deleted the Tweet.
Your mate Vaughan tweeted this before deleting it. Care to have a word with him? pic.twitter.com/3MDMzTsgZ6
— Just Nav (@NavYou111) December 13, 2018
In lighter news, best mates Kate Cross and Alex Hartley had an amusing interaction on Twitter after Hartley was described as an all-rounder in the Australian press. In fairness to Hartley, she has never been dismissed in 26 matches for England (even though her highest score is just 3*).
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) December 12, 2018
Elsewhere, Sachin Tendulkar wished happy birthday to Kuldeep Yadav in peculiar style. Referencing Kuldeep’s bowling style – come on Sachin, we call them left-arm wrist-spinners now – Sachin sent Kuldeep a Tweet that was part-Chinese.
A message in Chinese for A Chinaman bowler. 😜
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 14, 2018
Virat Kohli was spotted dancing in the field during India’s win over Australia in Adelaide. But, the question is, what was he listening to in his head? Could it have been Three Lions?
Even Kohli knows (sound on) pic.twitter.com/HzIhY3ISl3
— Yas Rana (@Yas_Wisden) December 10, 2018
Ashley Giles was named England’s new managing director of cricket this week. Andrew Flintoff knew Giles was destined for the role all the way back in 2005.
Me at the Christmas party, telling the only colleague I like, how much they mean to me… pic.twitter.com/JvHU1oBPWZ
— Cricket Shouts (@crickshouts) December 13, 2018
And finally, Graeme Swann reckons that he’s in as good a shape now as he was back in early 1999 when he toured Zimbabwe with England ‘A’.