Social media, let’s admit, can on most days be a cesspool of outrage, glib marketing and inanity. Then you have days like Thursday (April 20), when Twitter surprises you with its genuineness and makes you feel all warm inside.
Look how happy these kids are at a visit from Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson. Look how happy the players are!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 20, 2017
Brendon McCullum too did his bit.
Look forward to stepping out with the COUP RAY bat tomorrow! Great cause, congrats to all. https://t.co/Q1NBdAXuOF
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) April 20, 2017
As did Virender Sehwag. Next time, he could perhaps try it with fewer insensitive puns; for now, it’s the little deeds that count.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 19, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 20, 2017
Faf du Plessis was smiling, and who wouldn’t, when your day starts off with the small pleasures.
Eoin Morgan shared the unadulterated joy that comes with being named in your national side.
What a day ❤️???????????? pic.twitter.com/A6snrEPyvf
— Jess Tumelty (@JessTum) April 19, 2017
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) April 19, 2017
Kane Williamson too was all smiles after a special first appearance in IPL 2017.
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) April 19, 2017
— BJ Watling (@B_Jwatling) April 19, 2017
Even Chris Gayle, whose feed can tilt towards the inappropriate most days, gave us something sweet. When he says #KissGayle, it really isn’t what you’d expect.
And Charlotte Edwards was touched.
— Charlotte Edwards (@Lottie2323) April 20, 2017
Elsewhere, Rene Farrell ended her ODI career.
— Alex Blackwell (@AlexBlackwell2) April 20, 2017
Kevin Pietersen had a valid question. Glenn Maxwell had a better question back.
Can someone please tell me why grown ups post filtered pics with bunny ears, stars in their eyes & stupid tongues?! ????
— KP (@KP24) April 20, 2017
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) April 20, 2017
David Warner has had a problem that’s every driver’s nightmare.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 20, 2017
Australian internationals came out strongly in support of the comments by their players’ representative Tim May.
Outstanding article Tim. This is important for the players to feel they have a genuine interest in growing the game for future generations! https://t.co/KothQi4AMN
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) April 20, 2017
Awesome piece by Tim May. Hard to comprehend why we always want to break something that has been working so well. https://t.co/1IVD3AIZZB
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) April 20, 2017
Great story from Tim May on the Revenue Share Model. https://t.co/ktQRLAvDJU
— Meg Lanning (@meglanning7) April 20, 2017
Really good piece from Tim May on the revenue sharing model ???????? https://t.co/H7fmrfJ3Lx
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) April 20, 2017
And what d’ya know, even Sachin Tendulkar just hangs out with friends.
Spent a magical musical evening with friends.. Enjoyed classics that crossed the boundaries of language and time. A night to remember! pic.twitter.com/hAvJanZpmT
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 20, 2017