'Love this': Cricket world erupts over Aussie legend's photo

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Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh is pictured in a 50/50 split image next to a picture of his cricket bats.
Mark Waugh got quite a reception on Twitter when he posted a collection of his old bats, which he found while cleaning his garage. Pictures: Getty Images/Twitter/juniorwaugh349

Australian cricketing great Mark Waugh has had fans salivating over a future return to competition once the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic passes.

Looking to pass the time without the joy of sports, Waugh decided to echo a move made by Ricky Ponting earlier in the crisis.

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Waugh selected and displayed his favourite bats from his playing days - a row of his signature Slazenger V100s, with a couple of the later V800 models thrown in for good measure.

A classic Symonds Super Tusker, Waugh’s favourite bat as a child, was also thrown into the mix.

“Cleaning the garage out today and came across my arsenal of weapons over the years,” Waugh tweeted.

“My favourite was 2nd from the end on the right.

“Note my Symonds Super Tusker - thought it was ripper in the day but looks like a plank.”

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Waugh’s tweet racked up nearly 2000 retweets and more than 30,000 likes.

His post attracted the attention of plenty of movers and shakers in the cricket world.

England legend Michael Vaughan, himself an avid Twitter user, couldn’t help but chime in, as could Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara.

“I would love to post some pics but unfortunately I have no bats at home,” Sangakkara wrote in reply.

“None that I have used in my career. Given them all away.”

Vaughan was hoping to score a cheeky memento from his former Australian rival - even bringing up the pair’s famous mullets from their playing days.

“Come on Junior, must be one spare for your pommy pal,” Vaughan wrote.

“Remember I copied your mullet in the 90s.”

As is customary with anything involving the Waugh brothers and competition with England, Mark wasn’t having any of Vaughan’s chit-chat.

“If I remember correctly you were a GM man which is surprising considering the Slazenger factory was located in Yorkshire,” Waugh shot back.

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