Cricketing trends on social media today
The India-South Africa game getting abandoned disappointed a lot of fans and experts.
Updated - Sep 15, 2019 9:24 pm
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
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2. Laxman shares a story on parents’ contribution to kids
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 15, 2019
3. Bishan Singh Bedi not happy unlivable conditions in Jonapur
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) September 15, 2019
4. Boycott’s message for a departing colleague
The end of an era… 14 wonderful and enjoyable years working for @Channel5Sport under the watchful gaze of @DianaKeen4 who has always looked after me… and kept us all in check! pic.twitter.com/AStappcs57
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) September 15, 2019
5. Vaughan jinxes it for Smith
Changed my mind … If the freak gets 325 the Aussies have a sniff … !!! #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 15, 2019
6. Shikha Pandey learning the Stuart Broad way
Come Round the wicket and get it to Straighten— to a Left Hander—Riiiiiight!!!
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) September 15, 2019
7. Rohan Gavaskar’s hilarious take on Steve Smith’s outstanding run
In order to save time , effort and energy – Steve Smith should be allowed to commence his innings from 70 .
— Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) September 15, 2019
8. Azharuddin campaigning for HCA Presidential elections
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) September 15, 2019
9. Akhtar speaks against the rating system
Stop rating everything & everyone. A hilarious take on rating system! https://t.co/t0W0HATiIm
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 15, 2019
10. Maxwell’s goodbye message for Lancashire
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What a bunch of legends 🌹 Thanks to everyone at @lancashirecricket for making Manchester feel like home. Great club, great people, great city! Season highlight was definitely my little mates 1st 💯😍 @joshbo97 Low point was probably fielding in Loughborough in April… too cold. Can’t wait to see the lads lift the trophy at the end of the season!🏆 #redrose #lankylanky
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11. Pollock unhappy with the rain gods stealing proper cricketing action
Not so sure we going to see any action here tonight…proper 🌧 IndvSA pic.twitter.com/cjJIcO4yrP
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) September 15, 2019
12. Pietersen unhappy with American immigration authorities
American immigration is one of the most nerve wrecking things to endure.
Hated it! They make you feel like you’re a criminal!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) September 15, 2019
13. Raina’s thank you note for Sadhguru
Dear @SadhguruJV, It's been my honour to support a cause, which needs to be addressed on priority. We all need to realise what harm we've caused to our planet, and consciously work towards bettering it. I urge everyone to step forward in support of the #CauveryCalling initiative. https://t.co/bp9oEcnQW4
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) September 15, 2019
14. Shai Hope sharing some wisdom
Don’t think everyone heard you, louder! 🗣🗣 https://t.co/v8GwK81qYo
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) September 15, 2019
15. Gillespie’s assumption goes wrong
— Jason Gillespie 🌱🌈 (@dizzy259) September 15, 2019