Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.

Faf du Plessis of CSK 2020
Faf du Plessis of CSK 2020 (Photo source: IPL/BCCI)

Internet was all about the commencement of much-awaited IPL 2020. The T20 extravaganza finally unfolded in the UAE as two heavyweights of the tournament locked horns with each other. It was the ‘El Clasico’ of IPL– Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. Fans were also enthralled by witnessing MS Dhoni finally returning back to the game after a significant break.

The Yellow Army, led by Dhoni, won the toss and put MI to bat first. At the start, it looked like MI would be able to post a massive total on the scoreboard, especially with the presence of skipper Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock at the crease. However, after the first four overs, MI struggled to keep wickets in hand. MI could add only 41 runs and lost six wickets before reaching to the 162-run total.

In response, Ambati Rayudu struck a brilliant 71-run knock off 48 deliveries to steer CSK to the triumph. He was well assisted by Faf du Plessis’ half-century. The former South African skipper was also excellent on the field today, plucking three catches and making his presence felt. After the Rayudu-du Plessis partnership, Sam Curran’s blistering 18 off just 6 deliveries bridged the gap and CSK eventually clinched the season-opener by five wickets.

Wishes poured in for the Yellow Army after they started their IPL 2020 voyage on a positive note. The world also witnessed ‘The New Normal’ where the stadium had pre-recorded cheers and virtual fans in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

1. Imran Tahir congratulates CSK for the victory

2. Sanjay Manjrekar heaps praise on Ambati Rayudu

3. Danish Kaneria elated over the start of much-awaited IPL 2020

4. RP Singh lauds CSK for their win in the season opener

5. Tabraiz Shamsi praises his South African teammates for their IPL 2020 show

6. Virender Sehwag opines on the start of IPL 2020

7. Aakash Chopra congratulates MS Dhoni and his troops

8. Irfan Pathan extends wishes to CSK for their triumph over MI

9. Pragyan Ojha impressed by Pattinson’s bowling in the season opener

10. Alblie Morkel tweets after CSK script a convincing victory over MI

11. Aakash Chopra lauds Ambati Rayudu for his batting heroics

12. Irfan Pathan critical over fielding standards in the opening fixture

13. Lisa Sthalekar heaps praise on James Pattinson

14.Hemang Badani praise Faf du Plessis’ fielding brilliance

15. Harbhajan Singh lauds Faf du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja