Cricketing Trends on Social Media today
Here is how the cricketers spent their day on Twitter and Instagram today.
Updated - Apr 11, 2019 12:29 am
The cricketing trends on the social media revolved around a number of events, which included the cash-rich and prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL). Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) locked horns at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. KL Rahul, who has been struggling for a place in the Indian team, scored his maiden century of the T20 tournament off 64 balls that took his team to 197 in 20 overs.
Apart from Rahul, Chris Gayle also showed his brutality with the bat. He went hammer and tongs to notch 63 from 36 balls with three boundaries and as many as seven sixes. Midway through the knock, former Indian batsman, Aakash Chopra felt that Krunal Pandya would end up picking the Jamaican’s wicket, but that eventually wasn’t the case as fast bowler Jason Behrendorff after he and Rahul put on 116 runs for the first wicket.
Nasser Hossain also heaped praises on the opening pair of Gayle and Rahul. Sanjay Manjrekar felt that dropping Lasith Malinga wasn’t a great move, especially when Rohit Sharma was rested owing to a thigh injury. Manoj Tiwari, the Bengal cricketer, felt that today’s contest would be a high-scoring affair.
Rahul Chahar showed his excitement of taking part in the match. Irfan Pathan posted a picture with former Aussie batter Matthew Hayden. Afghanistan fast bowler Naveen Ul Haq congratulated Rashid Khan for featuring in the Wisden book.
1. Morgan’s cheeky dig
I wonder if the mankad was an option in the last over..🎣 https://t.co/wdmZJYoHYi
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) April 10, 2019
2. Chopra believes in Krunal Pandya
Krunal is the last bowler to be introduced because of Gayle’s presence. I feel he’s likely to dismiss Gayle tonight.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 10, 2019
3. Manjrekar criticizes Mumbai
Once Rohit was not available, MI should have looked to make their bowling stronger but they dropped Malinga. Emotions prevailed over cricketing wisdom and logic. Let’s see how this goes.#MIvKXIP
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 10, 2019
4. Hussain awestruck by Rahul and Gayle
You could not have more of a contrast as an opening pair .. the power of Gayle and the touch and class of K L Rahul @IPL
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) April 10, 2019
5. Tiwary talks about the favourites
Expectin it 2 b a high scoring game tonight. Advantage #MI after winning d toss because of d dew factor. Happy to c #SiddheshLad in d playing eleven, he had 2 wait 4 five years to make it to 11👍 But I wud hav gone wit #Yuv. Might see Pollard bowl as well 😃@StarSportsIndia @IPL
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) April 10, 2019
6. Chahar excited for today’s game
— Rahul Chahar (@rdchahar1) April 10, 2019
7. Smith in an advertisement shoot
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8. Irfan Pathan with Matthew Hayden
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 10, 2019
Naveen wishes Rashid Khan
— Naveen ul haq (@imnaveenulhaq) April 10, 2019
Nabi thanks Afghanistan Cricket Board
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) April 10, 2019
Kumble’s words of wisdom
The nature reveals itself to those who are patient. So grateful to have spotted this magnificent tiger. pic.twitter.com/bZDTeDFpuc
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 10, 2019
Hasan Ali working hard
— Hassan Ali (@RealHa55an) April 10, 2019
Katherine Brunt in France
Sachin expresses gratitude
Hats off to your dedication and keep the 🇮🇳 flying high like you always do! pic.twitter.com/SP8gNZ94Hq
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 10, 2019
Saha wishes Gautam Bhattacharya
Happy Birthday @gbsaltlake da! 🎉
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) April 10, 2019