Cricketing Trends on Social Media today
Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.
Published - Mar 18, 2019 7:30 pm | Updated - Mar 18, 2019 7:30 pm
The cricketing trends on social media today revolved around Afghanistan’s maiden Test win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun. They defeated Ireland by seven wickets by becoming the joint second quickest country to register their first Test win along with England and Pakistan. Chasing a tricky total of 147 runs in the second innings, the hosts had lost Mohammad Shahzad early on the third day.
But Rahmat Shah and Ihsanullah Janat shared a 139-run stand for the second wicket to set up a perfect chase in the end. A lot of current and former cricketers expressed their elation for Afghanistan and also lauded the team for their constant rise in international cricket. Michael Vaughan congratulated them for a historic victory and also predicted that they will take down a couple of teams in the upcoming World Cup.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to kick off on March 23 with the game between Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chepauk. All the players are joining their respective franchises and expressing their delight on social media. Virat Kohli also did the same as he felt ecstatic after joining the RCB camp at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and hit the nets soon.
1. Vaughan lauds Afghanistan
Great story .. A very very talented group of cricketers who will surprise a team or 2 at the World Cup .. https://t.co/w8WxQ670Jx
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 18, 2019
2. Mayank joins KXIP
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) March 18, 2019
3. Ingram delighted
— Colin Ingram (@CAIngram41) March 18, 2019
4. Lamichhane congratulates Afghanistan
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) March 18, 2019
5. Lehmann happy for Afghanistan
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) March 18, 2019
6. Bishop happy for Afghanistan
— ian bishop (@irbishi) March 18, 2019
7. Arnold excited for the contest
Another beautiful day here in Capetown … Interest building for the over 50 WC to be played in SA in 2020 and hope the light tower lit atm does not let us down again tomorrow pic.twitter.com/QZnsNr9H1g
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 18, 2019
8. Nabi recalls the historic day
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) March 18, 2019
9. Dockrell delighted to be Ireland’s 13th Test player
Feel very lucky to be the 13th Test player for Ireland. Special moment receiving this cap and joining an exclusive club. pic.twitter.com/Vv5oryM58c
— George Dockrell (@georgedockrell) March 18, 2019
10. Tiwary is sad
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) March 18, 2019
11. Root happy to be back home
Lovely to land back in the 🇬🇧 so excited to have a few days off before getting ready for an awesome summer!
— Joe Root (@root66) March 18, 2019
12. Kohli back at the Chinnaswamy Stadium
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 18, 2019
13. Kambli lauds Afghanistan
What a wonderful moment for @ACBofficials Cricket Team to win their 1st EVER TEST match in only their 2nd Test Match.
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) March 18, 2019
14. Dhawan is disappointed
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 18, 2019
15. Laxman’s wishes for Afghanistan
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 18, 2019