Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Here is 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 third and final ODI between India and Australia took place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the visitors could only manage 286 for nine in their 50 overs. Steve Smith was their standout performer as he scored 131 runs off 132 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six. He got to his century off 117 balls and got support from Marnus Labuschagne, who turned up with a 64-ball 54. Smith and Labuschagne shared a 127-run stand for the second wicket.

Smith was lauded for producing another masterclass at the highest level. Niall O’Brien, the former Ireland cricketer, was happy with how Mohammed Shami bowled in the death overs. The Indian fast bowler picked up four wickets, though he conceded 63 runs in his quota of four overs. Meanwhile, at The Gabba in Brisbane, Melbourne Renegades and the hosts were involved in a dramatic match. While chasing 165, the Heat managed 84 runs in the powerplay, but were bowled out for 120. In fact, the Heat lost their last seven wickets for seven runs in a space of 16 deliveries.


Ricky Ponting, the former Australian cricketer, wasn’t happy with their performance. Ponting, who is in the commentary panel for the Big Bash League (BBL), was disappointed as such-batting collapses have started to become common. Former South Africa cricketer Herschelle Gibbs enjoyed the bliss of rain in Cape Town. Krunal Pandya posted a throwback picture with wife Pankhuri Sharma.

1. A cheeky tweet from Ian Bishop

2. Ricky Ponting disappointed with Brisbane Heat’s performance

3. Shadab Khan’s routine and work ethic

4. Krunal Pandya’s throwback with wife Pankhuri Sharma

5. Niall O’Brien praises Mohammed Shami for death bowling

6. Suryakumar Yadav’s New Zealand diaries

7. Herschelle Gibbs enjoying rains in Cape Town

8. Hemang Badani all praise for Abhinav Mukund

9. Irfan Pathan goes down the memory lane

10. Mitchell McClenaghan lauds Wellington Firebirds

11. VVS Laxman with Jatin Sapru and Harbhajan Singh

12. Brad Hogg bids adieu to Bangladesh

13. Badrinath impressed by Steve Smith’s century

14. Iqbal Abdullah after picking five wickets

15. Aakash Chopra impressed by Virat Kohli’s catch