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Cricketing trends on social media today

Here is what the cricketing community was talking about in the last 24 hours.

Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The cricketing trends on social media revolved around the Pakistan cricket team in specific, for the good and bad reasons. Monday morning began on a worst possible note for cricket lovers across the globe as they learned about the demise of Asif Ali’s 2-year-old daughter. His daughter Noor Fatima was battling cancer in the USA and it was announced this Monday morning that she had passed. This tragic news came in like a hammer blow to the entire cricketing universe.

Pakistan cricket team was in the news for some other reasons well. They made three changes in the World Cup squad which was announced last month. Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were called up in place of Abid Ali, Junaid Khan and the under-performing Faheem Ashraf. Whilst some fans really appreciated the call-ups, some expressed disappointment after Junaid was left out despite not being in a bad form.

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Some final cricket will be played tomorrow in Scotland and Ireland before the World Cup warm-up matches kick-start. Ireland will be hosting Afghanistan after defeating them in the first game comprehensively whilst the Scottish will be desperate to get some cricketing action after watching so many games get washed away in recent times. All the teams involved in the World Cup are likely to be heading to the home of cricket in the next few days.

1. Unmukt Chand playing cricket in a picturesque location

2. Junaid Khan after being dropped from the World Cup squad

3. Some words of inspiration from Bishan Singh Bedi

4. Iqbal Abdullah sends birthday wishes to former Indian spinner Ramesh Powar

5. Wahab Riaz gets congratulatory messages from former teammates

6. Irfan Pathan shares a cute video with his son

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7. Sid Kaul had a blast of a birthday yesterday

8. Irfan Pathan sends his condolences to Asif Ali

9. Shikha Pandey sends her birthday wishes to English legend Sarah Taylor

10. Ian Bell is slowly getting there

11. Rankin celebrates 100 ODI wickets

12. Rhodes enjoying the election vibe in India

13. Tymall Mills to be part of BBC commentary team for the World Cup

14. Heather Knight on a Monday morning trundle 

15. Pakistani PM offers his commiserations to Asif Ali

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