Ahead of the second India-South Africa Test, AB de Villiers was conferred with a special honour on Friday (January 12).

If the prospect of another mouth-watering match wasn’t motivation enough for locals to attend the Centurion Test in big numbers, this should surely do the job.

Indians invoked the spirit of Swami Vivekanand on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

Over in Australia, Jason Gillespie and Faith Thomas, pioneering cricketers of indigenous heritage, were honoured in a big way.

Meanwhile, Kevin Pietersen demonstrated just what a fine athlete he is.

This is probably what keeps him motivated.

For Glenn Maxwell, though, this is fairly routine.

Two former English cricketers-turned-pundits were at each other’s throats.

Let’s all learn from Chris Gayle how to remain chill.

…I’m just better at it now 😊💪🏿

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We’ll wrap up with a gentle reminder from Manish Pandey that the Under-19 World Cup starts tomorrow. Do cheer!