South African cricketers - vast, varied, past and present - emerged loud on proud on the back of Sunday's 153-run Test victory over Sri Lanka in Galle.
Former England cricketers vast and varied - and other international players - expressed concern at the rather placid nature of the Trent Bridge pitch on day one of England's Test series opener against India.
Indian cricketers vast and varied congratulated captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on a momentous 33rd birthday on Monday.
Former team-mate Kevin Pietersen and company congratulated England batsman Ian Bell, who reached a milestone 100 Test matches on Friday.
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has announced his return to competitive cricket, nearly five years after his last professional match, and will turn out for Lancashire in the T20 Blast.