Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today
Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.
Updated - Aug 17, 2020 10:56 pm
After MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina also announced his decision of following the path of international retirement. However, he communicated his retirement decision to the BCCI a day after he made it public. The Indian cricket board lauded Raina for his contribution to Indian cricket.
Raina represented India in 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is in an international career spanning 13 years. Along with being a good batsman in the limited-overs format, he was also known for his exemplary fielding skills.
Twitter also erupted with tributes for Virat Kohli, a day before the Indian skipper completing his 12 years in international cricket. Kohli’s journey has been nothing short of an inspiration. After breaking into the Indian side as an impulsive youngster, Kohli eventually paved his way to becoming one of the modern-day great. He currently is sitting with over 20,000 international runs and 70 international centuries.
As IPL 2020 is nearing its initiation, franchises have started their preparations for the cash-rich league. Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals shared photos of their players arriving in Mumbai. The players, after being tested for COVID-19, are set to depart for UAE where they’ll be in a bio-secure environment. Mumbai shared the picture of Jasprit Bumrah while Rajasthan indicated Sanju Samson’s arrival with his photo.
Several cricketers also condoled the demise of Pandit Jasraj. The music legend and the doyen of classical vocal music passed away at the age of 90 due to cardiac arrest.
1. Mumbai Indians share the news of Jasprit Bumrah’s arrival
BOOM checks in! ✅💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 17, 2020
2. Rajasthan Royals share Sanju Samson’s pic upon his arrival
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 17, 2020
3. Rashid Khan ready to brace the field in CPL 2020
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 17, 2020
4. Suryakumar Yadav pays tribute to ‘Chinna Thala’ Suresh Raina
Bohot bohot badhaiyan on a wonderul career Chinna Thala!
Aapki batting ya tod fielding hamesha hi dekhne mein mazedar rahi hai.
Thanks for all the memories @ImRaina.
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) August 17, 2020
5. Yuvraj consoles the demise of Pandit Jasraj
My condolences on the demise of legendary Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj ji. I recall his melodius and mesmerising voice as he once performed a soulful rendition of our National Anthem. His passing is a great loss to our nation. Prayers and strength for the family 🙏🏻
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 17, 2020
6. Sachin Tendulkar mourns the death of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing away of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj ji. He was a musician par excellence.
May his soul Rest In Peace and my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/is75MNWxUA
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 17, 2020
7. Suresh Raina heaps praise on ‘humble’ MS Dhoni
“Dhoni bahut achha dost hai … duniya ka sabse bada kaptan hai, lekin duniya ka sabse bada insaan hai” … Watch heartfelt words by @ImRaina about @msdhoni … Watch the icon’s heartfelt conversation in the full episode of The Slow Interview this month at https://t.co/C4EVo1kizo pic.twitter.com/Mc78tVjO9P
— Neelesh Misra (@neeleshmisra) August 17, 2020
8. Sunil Chhetri congratulates MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina on a fantastic career
And you, @ImRaina. You’ve had a fantastic career, my friend. The perfect example of someone who has such a big impact and still manages to stay away from all the limelight. Enjoy your retirement.
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 17, 2020
9. VVS Laxman expresses grief over death of Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj Ji 's demise leaves a deep void in the Indian cultural sphere. He will live on through his mesmerizing music.
My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/71qUxMPYSk
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 17, 2020
10. Kris Srikkanth reacts to ICC’s tribute to ‘legend’ MS Dhoni
Am amazing tribute to the legend https://t.co/UzaV5CCW67
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) August 17, 2020
11. Dhawal Kulkarni can’t wait to don the Mumbai Indians jersey in IPL 2020
Can’t wait to wear the MI blue and gold again 💙 pic.twitter.com/rkwGwgVNUG
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) August 17, 2020
12. KL Rahul trains ahead of captaining KXIP in IPL 2020
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) August 17, 2020
13. Ramiz Raja calls for a change in rules
Rain & bad light rule need to be revisited. Loss of play upto six hours in a test should allow an additional day to be added to get a result. In bad light if a team wants to use a fast bowler it can but with a rider to not bowl a bouncer. Play to continue in light drizzle. Agree?
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) August 17, 2020
14. Royal Challengers Bangalore share a hilarious video of Yuzvendra Chahal
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 17, 2020
15. BCCI shares a throwback inning of Suresh Raina
9⃣ fours and 1️⃣ six 💪
📽️ Throwback to that match-winning innings from Suresh Raina against Australia from 2010. 🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 17, 2020