Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

Here's how the cricketers spent their day on Twitter and Instagram today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The cricketing trends on social media revolved around a number of events. The U19 World Cup in South Africa got underway with the match between the hosts and Afghanistan at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. The home team, led by Bryce Parsons, flattered to deceive as the Afghans won by seven wickets with 25 balls to spare. Leg-spinner Shafiqullah Ghafari picked up a six-wicket-haul, conceding only 15 runs. He also managed to surpass Aftab Alam as the Afghan bowler with the best figures in the U19 World Cup. Alam also managed to get a six-fer back in 2010, but gave away more runs.

Meanwhile, the final of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) took place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Rajshahi Royals and Khulna Tigers locked horns in the national capital. Brad Hogg, who was one of the commentators in the T20 championship, kept his fingers crossed prior to the crunch game. Mohammad Amir, who finished as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, was also nervous before the game.


At the SCA Stadium in Rajkot, India faced off with Australia. Aakash Chopra was impressed with Aaron Finch’s style of leadership in the contest. Sanjay Manjrekar couldn’t stop heaping praises on KL Rahul, who churned out 80 runs off 52 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. VVS Laxman was happy after seeing fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah get back to his best. Ajinkya Rahane wished Saiyami Kher for her new movie.

1. Harbhajan Singh delighted with India’s win

2. Rikki Clarke lauds Ollie Pope

3. Ajinkya Rahane waiting for food

4. Dinesh Karthik wishes WV Raman for book launch

5. Rahmat Shah congratulates Afghanistan U19

6. Mohammad Nabi lauds the Afghan U19 boys

7. Rashid Khan’s words of praises for Afghan U19

8. VVS Laxman delighted to see Jasprit Bumrah at his best

9. Badrinath during India’s match against Australia

10. Sanjay Manjrekar all praises for KL Rahul

11. Brad Hogg excited for the BPL 2019-20 Final

12. Mohammad Amir set for the BPL final in Mirpur

13. Aakash Chopra impressed by Aaron Finch’s captaincy

14. Ajinkya Rahane wishes Saiyami Kher on new movie

15. Varun Aaron with Karun Nair and the latter’s wife