Cricket in 2018: 15 Images that went viral

Cricket in 2018: 15 Images that went viral

These iconic clicks share both the highs and lows that the cricketing world witnessed in 2018.

Archie Schiller
Archie Schiller. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

2018 witnessed many highs and lows in world cricket that were all captivated in some brilliant images. The year beheld some of the most intriguing battles on the field ever. It started off with the brilliant Ashes series between Australia and England which the hosts won. However, misery was to follow with the sandpaper gate happened in South Africa and shocked the cricketing universe. The trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned in the aftermath of the incident.

Also, the year saw some of the finest cricketers who have graced the game retire. English legend Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka’s legendary left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bid adieu to the game. Also, Mohammad Hafeez decided to retire after a memorable comeback.

There were displays of some fine sportsmanship. Be it Tamim Iqbal batting with one hand after breaking his wrist, Smith and Warner sharing cordial smiles in a club match or Yuzvendra Chahal tying the lace of Pakistan’s Usman Khan, they were all great to watch.

Moreover, there was a lot of buzz created about the actions of a few cricketers. For instance, Virat Kohli nearly colliding with Australian skipper Tim Paine created a lot of controversy. While a few enjoyed the ‘Mic Drop’ celebration from Joe Root, the others didn’t like it one bit. MS Dhoni captaining the Indian team in his 200th ODI was one of the most iconic images of the year as well.

As a part of our Cricket in 2018 coverage here are the iconic images of 2018:

1. Cameron Bancroft using the Sandpaper

Cameron Bancroft
Cameron Bancroft. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

2. Newspaper headlines after the Sandpaper Gate

Steve Smith
(Photo Source: Twitter/sky sports)

3. Alastair Cook’s final Test

Alastair Cook of England
Alastair Cook of England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

4. Australia’s Ashes win

Australian team
Australia celebrates with the Ashes Urn in the changeroom. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

5. Virat Kohli’s ‘near collision’ with Tim Paine

Tim Paine Virat Kohli
Tim Paine & Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

6. David Warner and Steve Smith all smiles in a club match

David Warner and Steve Smith
David Warner and Steve Smith. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

7. Joe Root’s Mic Drop celebration

England v India - 3rd ODI: Royal London One-Day Series
Joe Root’s mic drop celebration. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

8. MS Dhoni’s 200th ODI as Captain

MS Dhoni is back as captain
MS Dhoni led the Indian team in the Asia Cup game against Afghanistan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

9. Rangana Herath’s send-off after retirement

Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

10. MS Dhoni – The finisher in IPL 2018

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings in action. (Photo by IANS)

11. Tamim Iqbal one-handed batting

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

12. Yuzvendra Chahal tying Usman Khan’s shoelace

Yuzvendra Chahal ties Usman Khan's shoelace
Yuzvendra Chahal ties Usman Khan’s shoelace. (Photo Source: Twitter)

13. Archie Schiller included in the Australian Test squad

Archie Schiller
Archie Schiller. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

14. Mohammad Hafeez performing Sajdah

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

15. Steve Smith and David Warner in tears at the press conference

Steve Smith
An emotional Steve Smith is comforted by his father Peter. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
David Warner
Australian cricketer David Warner speaks to the media during a press conference. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

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