Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.

James Pattinson
James Pattinson. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The thirteenth match of the tournament witnessed defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on an in-form Kings XI Punjab side. With several match-winners in the artillery of both sides, it was anticipated to be a thrilling contest.

After being put to bat first, MI suffered early blows in the form of Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav. But skipper Rohit Sharma rose to the occasion and slammed a vital 70-run knock to steer his side to a daunting total of 191 runs. MI’s run-flow was also bolstered by explosive knocks at the end by Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. While Pollard smashed 47 off 20 including 4 sixes, Pandya hammered 30 off just 11 deliveries.

In reply, Kings XI Punjab failed to stitch a steady partnership during their run-chase. They started off poorly by losing wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. Skipper Rahul also was sent back as Punjab was left reeling at 60/3. Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell tried to save KXIP’s sinking ship by weaving a 41-run stand. But with the required run rate climbing at a monstrous rate, KXIP wickets started tumbling in the end.

The Punjab side suffered their third victory of the tournament as they managed to post just 143 runs on the scoreboard, handing a 48-run victory to defending champions MI. The Rohit Sharma-led side has now paved its way up to the top of the points table.

Twitter was flooded with wishes for the Mumbai side. While many heaped praise on skipper Rohit, many also lauded Pandya and Hardik for their quick-fire knocks. Several fans also acknowledged MI’s economical bowling show.

1. Mithun Manhas congratulates MI over their victory

2. Vinod Kambli lauds MI for their second win of IPL 2020

3. RP Singh highlights heroes of MI’s win over KXIP

4. Irfan Pathan lauds Rohit Sharma’s vital knock against KXIP

5. Aakash Chopra reacts to KXIP’s third defeat of IPL 2020

6. S.Badrinath congratulates the Mumbai side over their comprehensive victory

7. Hemang Badani reacts to Glenn Maxwell’s poor outing

8. Scott Styris rolls out his Playing XI ahead of CSK’s game against SRH

9. Sachin Tendulkar reacts to MI’s bowling effort against KXIP

10. RP Singh lauds Pollard-Hardik’s fireworks

11. Lisa Sthalekar reacts to Pollard-Hardik’s late explosive show

12. Suresh Raina congratulates Rohit Sharma for amassing over 5000 IPL runs

13. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer sweats it out before his next game

14. Sachin Tendulkar extends birthday wishes to President Ram Nath Kovind

15. Hardik Pandya shares pictures of his match-winning partnership with Pollard