Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

Here is how cricketers spent their day on Twitter.

George Floyd and Chris Gayle
George Floyd and Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: Twitter)

George Floyd’s death has sparked protests all across the globe, especially in the United States. Floyd, an African-American man died after being arrested by police in Minneapolis and that eventually led to many violent protests.

In the footage that has spread like wildfire across the internet, the police officer can be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, until he succumbed to death. Following Floyd’s death, many cricketers have opened up about racism and have raised their voice against racial abuse.

Many sportspersons including cricketers uploaded a black screen picture on their social media accounts to show solidarity towards ‘#BlackLivesMatter’. West Indies’ Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle also condemned Floyd’s death and revealed their experiences where they were the victims of racial abuse.

Sammy also said that the ICC should come forward and address the issue of racism in cricket. Kagiso Rabada and Ravi Bopara also extended their support towards ‘Black Out Tuesday’ as they also shared the image of a black screen.

Meanwhile, the whole world is currently missing the cricketing action. Fans are eagerly waiting for the resumption of matches and so is Bangladesh’s, Mushfiqur Rahim. He shared his picture while batting in the national jersey and stated that he is missing those moments on the field. Wishes also poured in for No.1 Test batsman, Steve Smith, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Tuesday.

Amid these stern times when the world is battling against COVID-19 pandemic, the ECB shared an exciting piece of news for all avid cricket fans. The ECB shared that England are set to lock horns with West Indies in a three-match Test series starting from July 8.

However, the series would be played in a bio-secure environment to ensure the safety of players. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan also shared his excitement over the resumption of international cricket.

1. Vinod Kambli suggests everyone to stay home at the time of Nisarga cyclone

2. Washington Sundar can’t wait to brace the field

3. Michael Vaughan excited over England-West Indies Test series

4. Umesh Yadav shares a picture with his pet dog

5. Wahab Riaz extends his support towards #BlackLivesMatter

6. Mohammad Kaif shares a heartwarming image and story

7. Chris Gayle shows solidarity towards #BlackLivesMatter

8. Ahmed Shehzad extends birthday wishes to Steve Smith

9. Ravi Bopara supports ‘Blackout Tuesday’ 

10. Mishfiqur Rahim misses being on the field

11. Kagiso Rabada shows solidarity towards ‘Blackout Tuesday’

12. Sreesanth suggests everyone to stay home

13. Danielle Wyatt extends her support to #BlackLivesMatter

14. Darren Sammy says ICC should speak up against social injustice

15. ICC extends birthday wishes to Steve Smith