26th May: Chennai S. Kings v Mumbai I, 14:30 GMT
24th-28th May: 2nd Test, Headingley
Last week on Twitter there was plenty of reaction to the County Championship results from the weekend. David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) congratulated Warwickshire on their success but also lamented the relegation of his old side Lancashire: "Congrats to The Bears! Just seen that Lancs are relegated ...very disappointing for the Club Got to wait one for reaction."
Kevin Pietersen (@kevinpp24) celebrated the success of his current club Surrey “RT @surreycricket: And Surrey are safe...well played gents.." while Darren Gough (@DGoughie) not only celebrated Warwickshire’s win and Yorkshire’s promotion but also Joe Root’s award for a fine season: "Well done the Bears lv div 1 champions ,but more importantly well done the tykes winning again, on our way back to div 1… Congrats to @joeroot05 on winning the #LVCC breakthrough player award! Top man with a bright future ahead of him."
Former international cricketers were in the mood to comment on the performances of younger international cricketers; Shane Warne (@warne888) was far from complementary about the recent international performances of Ravi Bopara:
"Seriously @SkyCricket please pass on to Nass that his boy Bopara is a good 1st class player & a nice guy But not an international cricketer.” Michael Vaughan (@VaughanCricket) took a more positive approach and was full of praise for the young Indian batsman Virat Kohli: “Virat Kohli is the best Batsmen in India IMO at the moment... Outstanding player in all formats...."
There was also reaction to last week’s announcement that Andrew Flintoff would be pursuing a career as a professional boxer. Adam Hollioake (@adamhollioake) who, after retiring from international cricket, has taken up cage fighting praised Flintoff’s new career choice: “hey big man @flintoff11 here u stepping up brother...congrats man...no diff to cricket...chin down & swing hard ;-) Hope all is well brother.” Vaughan sent Flintoff an encouraging if rather satirical tweet, “@flintoff11 Evening Rocky.... Have you had all your raw eggs and chicken today?”
Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) was in mourning this week over the loss of his cat which he reported had been run over. However, there was somewhat of a resurrection for the Swann’s household cat later in the week, "I sat distraught today due to the death of one of my cats only for him to walk into the kitchen. I was mourning someone else's runover moggy."
Despite their successful summer of cricket it appears that the South African team are less skilled in their film choices. The choice this week was 'The Expendables 2', chosen by JP Duminy, but his teammates were not overly impressed. Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) tweeted, “Expendables... I'm so so so close to walking out! @jpduminy21 gr8 choice!...ur movie choice privileges r gone!!! @ABdeVilliers17 @albiemorkel."
AB de Villiers shared Steyn’s disappointment, “Expendables with the boys tonight, what a shocker! From@RobWalter17's Magic Mike to this now @jpduminy21. Where r we going with this boys?!”
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