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Entry from April 09, 2020
“Why can’t China play cricket?"/"They keep eating their bats.”

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic began, according to one theory, when someone in China ate a bat. This has nothing to do with a cricket bat, but there are jokes.

“That’s why China doesn’t have a National Cricket Team. They just can’t seem to handle their #bats..” was posted on Facebook by John Kiambo on April 1, 2020. “Why isn’t cricket played in china ?? Bcz They keep eating BAT” was posted on Facebook by Aman Verma on April 9, 2020. “Why can’t china play cricket? they keep eating their bats...” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on April 9, 2020.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Ramesh Soundararajan
@leftsound
Difference between India and China?
Indians play with a cricket bat.
Chinese eat both.
1:22 AM · Jan 31, 2020·Twitter Web App

Facebook
John Kiambo‎ to World of Punners
April 1, 2020 at 12:05 AM ·
That’s why China doesn’t have a National Cricket Team. They just can’t seem to handle their #bats…

Twitter
Karnvir Mundrey
@karnvirmundrey
#China #coronavirus #Cricket #bat
No wonder China does not have a cricket team…
You give them one bat, and look what they did!!!
4:19 AM · Apr 1, 2020·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Ad Rice‎ to World of Punners
April 2, 2020 at 1:35 PM ·
Why don’t China play cricket??
They eat all the bats

Facebook
Aman Verma
April 9, 2020 ·
Why isn’t cricket played in china ??
Bcz They keep eating BAT😶

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Mr_Jamington April 9, 2020
Why can’t china play cricket?
they keep eating their bats…

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Thursday, April 09, 2020 • Permalink