Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today
Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.
Updated - Jul 21, 2020 9:02 pm
England, after levelling the series 1-1 by clinching the second Test at Manchester, received praise on social media. However, it was Ben Stokes who hogged the attention with his stellar performance in the Test. The New Zealand-born all-rounder made the world bow down by amassing 254 runs and scalping three wickets at Old Trafford. The left-hander’s contribution was crucial in England’s emphatic 113-run triumph over the visitors.
Stokes gathered a resilient 176-run knock and followed it up by smashing a quick-fire 78 in the second innings, gaining accolades all over social media. Many players like Michael Vaughan, Irfan Pathan and Subramanium Badrinath heaped praise on the prolific all-rounder.
Irfan even said that Indian cricket team can become unbeatable if they have a match-winning all-rounder like Ben Stokes in their arsenal. Stokes’ stellar performance also helped him climb the top of the ICC Test all-rounder rankings.
Cricket Australia (CA), meanwhile, reminisced the start of 2005 Ashes. 15 years ago on July 21 marked the start of Ashes 2005, which eventually emerged as one of the best sporting extravaganzas in the red-ball cricket. The then Australia skipper Ricky Ponting also recalled the Test series as said it was the best one he has ever played in.
Ishant Sharma also recalled his thrilling seven-wicket haul at Lord’s. It was the very same day in 2014 when Ishant delivered his career-best performance and wreaked havoc on England by picking up seven wickets. India beat England by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
1. Ishant Sharma recalls his scintillating spell against England in 2014
Same day, back in 2014. 🇮🇳
6 years down the line, still remember the joy and happiness on my face the moment I took those 7 wickets for the team! A memory that can’t be forgotten. Grateful for each team member that made the win so memorable! 🙌 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/rVAMJrRMre
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 21, 2020
2. Yuzvendra Chahal shares a throwback picture
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) July 21, 2020
3. Aakash Chopra shares old footage of Sir Viv Richards
King 👑 https://t.co/iAf2LMcOTd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 21, 2020
4. Sandeep Lamichhane excited to watch third England-West Indies Test
Now its 1-1 situation in the #RaiseTheBat series between West Indies and England. Will be exciting to see who will clinch the series.🤞
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) July 21, 2020
5. Ricky Ponting reminisces 2005 Ashes
Ashes cricket the way it should be played, two teams not willing to give an inch. The start of the best Test series I ever played in. https://t.co/nEPCbgPJ39
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) July 21, 2020
6. Suresh Raina shares a ‘smiley Tuesday’ picture
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 21, 2020
7. Irfan Pathan heaps praise on Ben Stokes
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 21, 2020
8. David Warner praises Indian fans dancing on ‘Butta Bomma’ song
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) July 21, 2020
9. RP Singh lauds ‘unbelievable’ Ben Stokes
#BenStokes is simply an unbelievable player. Kallis was one such player from our generation and @benstokes38 is in the same league! Maybe even a better match winner? What do you say? It's surprising to know that until now he wasn't the No.1 all-rounder in Test! pic.twitter.com/DpznJG8BWi
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 21, 2020
10. Mithali Raj is ‘committed’ to the game
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 21, 2020
11. Ajinkya Rahane shares a trekking picture with wife Radhika
Love trekking and visiting forts in Maharashtra.
So many places to explore! pic.twitter.com/IkMGv2Jdmi
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 21, 2020
12. Amit Mishra reminisces his India debut
Reminiscing my debut match India Vs Australia. What a proud moment it was ! Feel blessed and thankful to God for such an amazing opportunity 🙏. #feelingblessed #amitmishra #thankful #bcci #India #testcricket #indiancricketteam #delhicapitals @DelhiCapitals @BCCI. pic.twitter.com/xD13inDUz7
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 21, 2020
13. S.Badrinath heaps praise on all-rounder performance of Ben Stokes
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 21, 2020
14. Suresh Raina practices outdoors amid the rain
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 21, 2020
15. Ben Stokes paves his way up to the top of ICC Test all-rounder rankings
🚨 RANKINGS UPDATE 🚨
Ben Stokes is the new No.1 all-rounder 🤩
He is the first England player since Flintoff to be at the top of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Test Player Rankings for all-rounders.
— ICC (@ICC) July 21, 2020