The rain, rather than the consistently high totals, has been the big talking point of the Champions Trophy 2017 so far. Steven Smith and Mashrafe Mortaza, for instance, had a lot to say after a continuous downpour saw the Australia v Bangladesh game abandoned on Monday (June 5).

With so much of rain, Ayaz Memon had an interesting theory to offer.

England take on New Zealand at Cardiff on Tuesday and hopefully, it won’t be a damp squib. But before getting into the action, a quick shout out for Ajinkya Rahane who celebrates his birthday on June 6.

Brendon McCullum and Monty Panesar were keenly waiting for the England-New Zealand encounter.

The previous evening, David Warner reached a milestone.

But it was Brian Lara’s numbers that still stand out.

Virat Kohli and Co. had a good time at Kohli’s charity ball.

Chennai Super Kings shared a picture that MS Dhoni would not be too pleased with.

Suresh Raina may not be a part of the Champions Trophy side, but that hasn’t prevented the allrounder from hitting the gym.

AB de Villiers was watching Wasim Akram on TV, and he was all praise for the former Pakistan cricketer.

The veteran was quick to acknowledge it.

Who said cricketers don’t pay attention to the news? Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 90th spacecraft mission called GSLV MkIII-D1/GSAT 19, and Gautam Gambhir was a proud man.

So were S Badrinath and Pragyan Ojha.

Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa enjoyed his holiday.

There’s some good news for the Dale Steyn fans.

Not long now ????

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They may be playing for different teams, but Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are fans of each other.