The worldwide shutdown of sports has put athletes in a situation which most of them have never experienced before – lots of free time. Among cricketers, as the wait for live action continues to grow further by the day, many have chosen to get more and more personal with their fan following. From the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to David Warner, world’s top cricketers have been devising new ways to keep their fans engaged in the absence of live-action.

Warner’s transformation into a TikTok star has probably been the most noteworthy happenings in the cricket world in the last couple of months. From dancing to Allu Arjun’s ‘Ramuloo Ramulaa’ with his wife Candice, to his latest instalment of ‘Slowly Slowly’ footsteps, Warner has now also made TikTok stars out of his 2 daughters.

Indian captain Virat Kohli on the other hand has been mostly focussed on keeping himself fit by doing workouts while occasionally delving into nostalgia about playing cricket and life in general. Amongst all this, Kohli also lost his favourite pet dog Bruno, whose demise saddened the India star to the core.

Kohli’s deputy in shorter formats, Rohit Sharma, has been busy caring about Mother Nature, engaging other cricketers in quirky video calls, all the while taking social media challenges.

England’s World Cup-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes, on the other hand, has mostly tweeted about his bowling sessions while occasionally batting for the country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Like Rohit, Stokes too has been taking online challenges in order to raise money for Covid-19 relief.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham, who already has a cult following due to his witty social media posts, has continued in the same vein to humour his fanbase.

Elsewhere, with the whole of India speculating about his future, the legendary MS Dhoni has been spending some quiet time with his family at his Ranchi home.

Even though some were disappointed to see a visibly ageing Dhoni in the video, only a naive person would say anything with certainty about his future.

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