Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

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

Sarfaraz Ahmed carrying drinks
Sarfaraz Ahmed carrying drinks. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Yasir Shah took four wickets as Pakistan bowled England out for 219 in their first innings at Old Trafford. Ollie Pope (62) and Jos Buttler (38) stitched crucial runs in the middle but it wasn’t enough to establish a lead over the visitors.

Mohammad Abbas and Shadab Khan also scalped two wickets each while young pace duo of Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah registered a wicket each. Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram lauded Yasir’s performance to shut down people who were questioning the inclusion of two spinners in the side. Many former and current cricketers praised Pakistan’s performance and Yasir.

Shan Masood, who had slammed an impressive ton in the first innings, had to depart on a duck as Stuart Broad struck to give his side an early breakthrough in the second innings. Fellow opener Abid Ali was also shown the exit door by Dom Bess. The visitors will be aiming to add over 200 runs to give a challenging target to England on the fourth or fifth day of the Test.

Amid the match, many veteran cricketers were unhappy after witnessing their former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed carrying shoes and drinks during Pakistan’s first innings. Shoaib Akhtar and Rashid Latif criticised the management for the same.

Many cricketers also rued the Air India Express plane crash, which happened at Karipur Airport in Kozhikode during the landing. It was raining heavily at the time of the accident and more than 30-40 people have been admitted to hospital. Aakash Chopra and Ravichandran Ashwin also tweeted out about the incident and expressed their grief.

Many cricketers also tweeted out over India retaining the rights to host the T20 World Cup in 2021. ICC, post its meeting on Friday, confirmed that India will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as planned. Furthermore, it also announced that Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in New Zealand has been postponed until February – March amid COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Mithun Manhas prays for people affected by Air India plane crash

2. Ravichandran Ashwin expresses grief over Air India plane crash

3. Aakash Chopra prays for the safety of people affected by the plane crash 

4. Umesh Yadav works out at home with his pet dog

5. Mithali Raj reacts to Women’s World Cup getting postponed

6. Shoaib Akhtar shares an inspirational picture

7. Hamza Mir lauds Pakistan’s performance on the England soil

8. Wasim Akram responds to people who were questioning the inclusion of two spinners

9. Aakash Chopra suggests Pakistan to establish a dominant lead

10. Mohammad Irfan lauds Pakistan’s performance in the first Test

11. Ramiz Raja lauds Yasir Shah’s performance

12. Wriddhiman Saha shares a throwback IPL picture

13. Ahmed Shehzad shares picture while watching England-Pakistan Test

14. Rishabh Pant ready to brace the field in IPL 2020

15. Ravichandran Ashwin hails Pakistan’s commendable performance in England