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The Buzz: Steven Smith’s batting masterclass

7:53 PM ISTESPNcricinfo staffAll 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…

The Buzz: Steven Smith’s batting masterclass

7:53 PM IST

  • ESPNcricinfo staff

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.

May 12

This lockdown bantz is getting out of hand. The internet’s boyfriend Kane Williamson yesterday debuted his latte art on Instagram, trying to conjure up a white fern in his flat white. BFF Virat Kohli obviously jumped into the comments with a “Looks good bro. Not as elegant as that backfoot punch of yours though,” because you can’t pass up a chance at bromance in this time of social distancing. Steve Smith, though, thought he’d use the opportunity to rekindle the trans-Tasman rivalry. Who did it better?

Is there a new competition brewing?

Who has the upper hand in the trans-Tasman latte art rivalry? Williamson or Smith?

(via: kane_s_w/Instagram and steve_smith49/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/qyKorQWtTE

— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 12, 2020

Shoaib Akhtar has a plan for Steven Smith

Yesterday, we imagined a few legendary match-ups between top players across eras, and asked readers which contest they would have most liked to watch. Quite a few players chimed in.

Dimuth Karunaratne picked a contest between Neil Wagner and Brian Lara.

@BrianLara VS @NeilWagner13

— Dimuth Karunarathna (@IamDimuth) May 11, 2020

Isa Guha cheated a bit and picked two.

Smashed this one out the park! How good! All of them! But at the top Kohli v Warne and Ponting v Archer. Thoughts? https://t.co/EnJWFILWjZ

— Isa Guha (@isaguha) May 11, 2020

But we had one of the many legends weigh in himself. Shoaib Akhtar reckons he could have Steven Smith out in four balls – one bounce, two bounce, three bounce, door.

Even today, 3 hurting bouncers and i can dismiss @stevesmith49 on the 4th ball. Lol https://t.co/6vvmrfFHNK

— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 11, 2020

May 11

Which cricketer is David Warner?

David Warner and family have been all over social media throughout lockdown – no surprise, then, that they’ve stumbled across our ‘Which cricketer are you?’ Instagram filter.

— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 11, 2020

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