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.
The Australian Cricket Awards it seems had enough star power to give the Oscars a run for its money and more twists than Oscar-winning movies. When it came time to announce the winner of the Belinda Clark award, this happened:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 10, 2020
Can’t blame Alyssa Healy, though, those wine spritzers really creep up on you. But, in yet another plot twist Healy revealed on Twitter that she was actually at the back being grilled by journo Laura Jolly who was no doubt trying to land a scoop.
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) February 10, 2020
Border medal winner or Broad’s bunny?
David Warner’s success at the Australian Cricket Awards, where he won the Allan Border medal for the third time, drew quite a predictable response in the northern hemisphere.
First, England posted an Ashes, erm, highlights reel, showing all seven of Stuart Broad’s dismissals of Warner during the series:
Nottinghamshire, Broad’s county, got in the act with an “Oh My Broad” reference:
David Warner, Australian cricketer of the year? pic.twitter.com/ksJDXAXYEt
— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) February 10, 2020
And the man himself attempted a casual nod to the news by replying to a previously tweeted clip of his wickets:
Why is this suddenly getting retweeted more today?!
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) February 10, 2020
Presumably Warner, who went on to score 1219 runs at 135.44 across the formats during the Australian summer, will be keen to have the last laugh in 2021-22…
How to go vegan at fancy cricket awards nights
Veganism is gaining a lot of followers all over the world these days, but it can still be difficult to enjoy a night about town if you don’t eat animal products. Adam Zampa had no intention of going hungry at the Cricket Australia awards in Melbourne, so this is what he did:
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) February 10, 2020
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