Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq made light work of some bowlers in Norway this week, including former team-mate Mohammad Asif, who he smacked for three sixes.
South Africa will begin their two-match Test series against New Zealand with South Africans still punch-drunk on an Olympic high that has seen the country's athletes rewrite the history books.
The Test series in England between the Three Lions and Pakistan ended in a two-all draw after the visitors won the fourth Test at The Oval inside four days, and the pundits reacted with some thoughts.
Ask the average South African sports fan what the most contentious word in South African sport is over the last ten years and they'll probably answer: transformation.
It is worth talking about the way Root plays the game. He just looks delighted to be there, his impish smile ever present as he lives out his dream.