Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.
Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from December 8.
England endured a nightmare first day of the Ashes. Their team selection was questioned.
A juicy pitch at GABBA .. Done more than I have ever seen it in my time watching Ashes cricket .. Englands test batting for a long time hasn’t coped on these kind of pitches .. also staggered No Broad on this kind of surface .. #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 8, 2021
Well if you wanted a great 1st day of the ashes you got it from Australia… Only 1 of the top six Eng batsmen Avg over 40 so it was always going to be tough. No Broad & Anderson plus batting first. Love the Ashes.
— Damien Martyn🏏 (@damienmartyn) December 8, 2021
And their decision to bat first.
Green / wet wicket in England : bowl first, Green / wet wicket in Austarlia : Bat first …….. #🤦🏼♂️#🤔 #Ashes
— Owais shah (@owaisshah203) December 8, 2021
Shane Warne had sympathy, though.
Day 1 at #GABBA had it all. The toss. Aust would have batted first if they won it too.Was a good toss to lose. Starc first ball knocks over Burns. Green’s 1st test wicket, Hazlewood relentless & then the skipper @patcummins30 5 fa ! Nothing like #ashes Hurry up day 2 @FoxCricket
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 8, 2021
The Queensland Police got involved.
Queensland Police are launching an investigation into a group impersonating a Test batting order at the Gabba.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) December 8, 2021
The Barmy Army had to support from afar.
4⃣:3⃣2⃣ AM in the UK this morning…
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) December 8, 2021
England’s score brought the snooker players out.
— Neil Robertson (@nr147) December 8, 2021
Pat Cummins, in contrast, seemed to be finding this captaincy lark quite easy.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 8, 2021
India had a new one-day skipper.
Rohit Sharma has been named as India’s new ODI captain, replacing Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/vtkq39tHBF
— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2021
Rob Key was sarcastic.
Laurie Evans needed a new bat.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 8, 2021
A West Ham and England hero celebrated his birthday.
The only man to score a hat-trick in a @FIFAWorldCup final 👏
— England (@England) December 8, 2021
One of the finest goalscorers in English football history and the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final 👏
Sir Geoff Hurst turns 80 today! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/xLJudbPm9h
— West Ham United (@WestHam) December 8, 2021
As did a long-time Lionesses leader.
A true leader. A true pioneer. 💪
Happy birthday, Hope Powell! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/XscogSkrqk
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) December 8, 2021
Chelsea headed out into the St Petersburg snow.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 8, 2021
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti switched focus to LaLiga after Champions League qualification.
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) December 8, 2021
Proof that even an Iceman can thaw.
The moment Kimi turned tears into smiles 🥰
— Formula 1 (@F1) December 8, 2021
Can Lewis Hamilton be boosted by his rainbow helmet again this weekend?
LH’s awesome 🌈 lid = Two races, two poles, two wins! 👊😍 pic.twitter.com/QifRWh1lSb
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) December 8, 2021
Jenson Button reminisced about a memorable day.
Surf’s up for Nicholas Latifi.
When the tongue comes out the focus is real! 😋 2 years since I last tried this! 🌊🏄🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/DnP0tdF5LI
— Nicholas Latifi (@NicholasLatifi) December 8, 2021
AlphaTauri celebrated a landmark.
we hit 2 million followers over on instagram 😎
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) December 8, 2021
Tyson Fury had a singalong.
London! The Big Smoke! Thank you to everyone that attended #TheHomecoming Tour last night, the atmosphere was electric inside the Indigo 👊🏽 🎵 🎤
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 8, 2021
Simona Halep was feeling festive.