Cricketing Trends on Social Media today
Here is how cricketers spent their day on Twitter.
by Ameya Author
Published - Jun 2, 2020 8:23 pm | Updated - Jun 2, 2020 8:23 pm
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
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) June 2, 2020
2. Washington Sundar can’t wait to brace the field
Medic ball on the way – can’t wait to use it on the field! 😉 pic.twitter.com/3bpVuKssM7
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) June 2, 2020
3. Michael Vaughan excited over England-West Indies Test series
Great news https://t.co/DpIpNTSdAB
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 2, 2020
4. Umesh Yadav shares a picture with his pet dog
"Live. Laugh. Bark." Puppy love 🐶❤️ pic.twitter.com/xK9rrC3bWX
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) June 2, 2020
5. Wahab Riaz extends his support towards #BlackLivesMatter
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) June 2, 2020
6. Mohammad Kaif shares a heartwarming image and story
Humanity knows no age! This is 80-year-old Mujibullah—a coolie by profession in Lucknow’s Charbagh station. He helps the migrants with their luggage & also provides food to them without charging anything for his services. His selflessness during tough times is an inspiration 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/8KlXfxXs1h
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 2, 2020
7. Chris Gayle shows solidarity towards #BlackLivesMatter
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) June 2, 2020
8. Ahmed Shehzad extends birthday wishes to Steve Smith
@stevesmith49 Happy Birthday mate. Hope you had a good one 🤙
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) June 2, 2020
9. Ravi Bopara supports ‘Blackout Tuesday’
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) June 2, 2020
10. Mishfiqur Rahim misses being on the field
Missing those moments 😔😔 pic.twitter.com/iTGu3QnIMS
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) June 2, 2020
11. Kagiso Rabada shows solidarity towards ‘Blackout Tuesday’
— Kagiso Rabada (@KagisoRabada25) June 2, 2020
12. Sreesanth suggests everyone to stay home
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) June 2, 2020
13. Danielle Wyatt extends her support to #BlackLivesMatter
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) June 2, 2020
14. Darren Sammy says ICC should speak up against social injustice
. @ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind. This is not only about America. This happens everyday #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 2, 2020
15. ICC extends birthday wishes to Steve Smith
👉 No.1️⃣ ranked Test batsman 🔥
👉 Test batting average of 6️⃣2️⃣.8️⃣4️⃣ 🤯
👉 26 Test hundreds 💯
— ICC (@ICC) June 1, 2020