Cricketing Trends on Social Media today
Here is how the cricketers spent their day on Twitter and Instagram today.
Updated - Jan 3, 2019 8:31 pm
The cricketing trends on the social media revolved around a number of events. The fourth and final Test between Australia and India is currently underway in Sydney and 30-year-old Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third century of the series to stay unbeaten by the close of play on Day 1. The likes of Yusuf Pathan and former English cricketer Michael Vaughan praised the Saurashtra batsman for the batting masterclass.
The second Test between South Africa and Pakistan is also taking place at Newlands in Cape Town and the hosts bowled Sarfraz Ahmed and Co for 177. Sanjay Majrekar praised the Proteas attack, consisting of the likes of Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander. New Zealand also played the first ODI against Sri Lanka at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui and won the match by 45 runs.
In that match, James Neesham scored 47 from 13 balls and Ireland cricketer Kevin O’Brien congratulated him. Meanwhile, former Aussie great Mark Waugh is disappointed by the quality of batting against spin in this edition’s Big Bash League (BBL). Yuvraj Singh was saddened after Ramakant Achrekar passed away yesterday.
Manish Pandey sounded motivated after scoring a century in the Ranji Trophy. Gautam Gambhir clarified that he has no plans of joining politics as of now. Mustafizur Rahman was delighted to meet Aussie stalwart David Warner, who would play for Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
1. Mustafizur delighted to meet Warner
Pleased to see you in Bangladesh. I can't express my happiness in words. Excited about your participation in this year's BPL. pic.twitter.com/rc4pXyniT9
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) January 3, 2019
2. Rohit says ‘hello’
Well hello world! Let’s all have a great 2019 😉 pic.twitter.com/N1eJ2lHs8A
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 3, 2019
3. Manjrekar praise Proteas pace attack
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 3, 2019
4. Gambhir clarifies
There have been speculative stories that I am joining politics. Please allow me to clarify that there’s no truth in this. At the moment, I am merely a retired cricketer who like all of you is waiting for India’s series win in Australia.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 3, 2019
5. Fawad Alam’s words of wisdom
“I think my greatest victory was every time I walked out there, I gave it everything I had.
I left everything out there. That’s what I’m most proud of.”
— Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) January 3, 2019
6. Vaughan congratulates Pujara
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 3, 2019
7. O’Brien awestruck by Neesham’s brilliance
Good striking old chap! @JimmyNeesh oh, and well bowled too! Actually well bloody played, full stop!!
— Kevin O'Brien (@KevinOBrien113) January 3, 2019
8. An embarrassed Mark Waugh
Pretty embarrassing watching the standard of batting against spin in the BBL this season.#dreadful
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) January 3, 2019
9. A sad Yuvraj Singh
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Guru Ramakant Achrekar sir . Thank You for giving us the legend of cricket. My condolences to the family 🙏
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 3, 2019
10. Matt Prior training hard
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) January 3, 2019
11. Moody shares a unique bowling action
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12. Yusuf Pathan ecstatic for Pujara
Cheteshwar Consistent @cheteshwar1
He is the perfect example for all young cricketers on how to beat all odds and emerge on top. Such focus, mental toughness and dedication. 3rd hundred so far, is certainly the Player of the Series #AUSvIND
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) January 3, 2019
13. Pandey hits a ton in Ranji
— Manish Pandey (@im_manishpandey) January 3, 2019
14. McGrath shares a photo on Pink Day Test
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A beautiful pic again this year as we prepare for the Sydney Pink Test. Thank you to everyone who supports the @mcgrathfoundation So proud of our Nurses and the incredible support they provide. Help us reach our goal of $2,100,000 and make a positive difference in a lot of people’s lives #pinktest #mcgrathfamily #SCG #AUSvIND
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15. Sehwag wishes Pujara
Zindagi na milegi Pujara. Brilliant to watch the determination and the consistency has been amazing.
Congratulations @cheteshwar1 on your third hundred of the series.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 3, 2019