South Africa’s 3-0 series loss to India has naturally led to a few concerns being expressed. So much so that Graeme Smith is even mulling a Test return – a good idea considering the struggle at the top of the batting order while in India.

Alviro Petersen, meanwhile, was confident as far as the team’s immediate future was concerned – a four-Test series against England at home.


On the subject of bad tours, it didn’t seem like the Sri Lankan team’s arrival in Dunedin, the venue for their first Test against New Zealand, was a very enjoyable experience.
 

 

Some people, though, didn’t quite understand what the fuss about the weather was really about.
 


Elsewhere, Nasir Jamshed was excited to be catching some Bangladesh Premier League action live.

 

While Jamshed was having fun, for Darren Sammy, who was playing, it was business.


People’s grievances against the government are often matters of animated and rather serious discussion. But Murali Kartik chose to see it all in a lighter vein.
 

 

Meanwhile, David Miller was enjoying a day out at the golf course.
 


Alec Stewart wasn’t too impressed with the service of the South West Trains.

 

The Masters Champions League Leo Lions team welcomed their newest member – James Franklin.

 

 

Saqlain Mushtaq, too, looked forward to the tournament after Gemini Arabians signed him up.

 

 

On to the Chennai floods …

The Harbhajan Singh Institute of Cricket sent across aid.


The Chennai floods, though, has been only one among a series of disasters in the last few weeks, which have been tough for people in various corners of the globe.
 

 


Despite the concerns, Bairstow showed that he was ready for England’s next challenge, on South African soil.

 

Elsewhere, Ian Botham, going as strong as ever at 60, decided to go on a trek in South Africa for a good cause.

 

 


Mahela Jayawardene appealed to fans to be patient with Kusal Janith Perera, who was recalled from Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand after testing positive for a banned substance.

 

And it was the 54th anniversary of Peter Pollock’s Test debut.