Cricketing trends on social media today

The India-South Africa game getting abandoned disappointed a lot of fans and experts.

Dharamshala. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Anuraag Peesara

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One of the biggest cricketing trends of recent weeks is towards its fag end, with The Ashes one day away from culmination. After retaining the Urn with a sensational performance in Manchester, the Aussies looked a little derailed in the final Test, allowing the English to pounce on them and take complete control of the game.

Steve Smith‘s Ashes came to an end with 774 runs, with him getting dismissed for a score less than 50 for the first time in this series in the final innings. The genius batsman managed to go past 700 runs in a series for the third time in his career, a record mastered only by the greatest master of all time, Sir Donald Bradman (5 times).

The series had contrasting emotions for David Warner, who got dismissed for the seventh time in the hands of Stuart Broad. The southpaw ended up with less than 100 runs in the series, his worst performance in a three-match series or more. English bowlers Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad were the saving grace for the side, who were relatively underwhelming, especially after winning the ICC World Cup a few months ago.

Towards the subcontinent, while the whole world was expecting a cracker of a contest between South Africa and India at the picturesque Dharamshala, rain gods intervened without an invitation and the action was abandoned without a ball being bowled. It was supposed to be Quinton de Kock’s first T20I as a captain for South Africa, but it looks like they will have to wait for a few more days to get on the field.

Here are the cricketing trends on social media today.

1. Smith celebrating first wedding anniversary

2. Laxman shares a story on parents’ contribution to kids

3. Bishan Singh Bedi not happy unlivable conditions in Jonapur

4. Boycott’s message for a departing colleague

5. Vaughan jinxes it for Smith

6. Shikha Pandey learning the Stuart Broad way

7. Rohan Gavaskar’s hilarious take on Steve Smith’s outstanding run

8. Azharuddin campaigning for HCA Presidential elections

9. Akhtar speaks against the rating system

10. Maxwell’s goodbye message for Lancashire

11. Pollock unhappy with the rain gods stealing proper cricketing action

12. Pietersen unhappy with American immigration authorities

13. Raina’s thank you note for Sadhguru

14. Shai Hope sharing some wisdom

15. Gillespie’s assumption goes wrong