Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

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

Babar Azam and Shoaib Akhtar
Babar Azam and Shoaib Akhtar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Azhar Ali stole the limelight on Day 3 in the third and final Test between England and Pakistan. Hosts England, after batting first, amassed a dominant 583-run total on the back of Zak Crawley’s maiden double century in the traditional format. Jos Buttler also received applause for his vital contribution (152) in the first innings.

Pakistan, in response, lost wickets cheaply, leaving them in a spot of bother. However, it was Azhar Ali who rose to the occasion and smalled a century to save Pakistan’s sinking ship. He was also helped by Mohammad Rizwan, who struck a resilient 53 off 113 deliveries. Jimmy Anderson’s four-wicket haul decimated Pakistan but Ali’s ton provided them much-needed resistance.

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar also lauded skipper Azhar’s knock and Rizwan’s supporting role. However, he also questioned the Pakistan team’s decision to not send a nightwatchman instead of Babar Azam. Being 1-0 down in the series, the visitors are eagerly trying to save the series before they head into the three-match T20I series.

Wishes also poured in for Jacques Kallis, Lisa Sthalekar, and Zaheer Abbas as they were inducted into ICC Hall of Famers on Sunday. The names were announced by Alan Wilkins, Sunil Gavaskar, Mel Jones and Shaun Pollock ICC’s social media channels.

1. Shoaib Akhtar lauds Azhar Ali and Mohammad Rizwan

2. PCB heaps praise on skipper Azhar Ali’s inning

3. Azhar Mahmood praises Azhar Ali’s knock under pressure

4. Ravi Shastri congratulates Lisa Sthalekar 

5. Shoaib Akhtar questions Pakistan’s decision to send Babar Azam instead of a nightwatchman

6. Ishant Sharma expresses gratitude after being conferred with Arjuna award

7. Mohammad Hafeez lauds Azhar Ali for scoring 17th Test ton

8. Mahela Jayawardene congratulates Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar for getting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

9. Mithali Raj congratulates Lisa Sthalekar

10. Ravichandran Ashwin congratulates ‘legend’ Jacques Kallis

11. Rahul Chahar shares a picture all the way from UAE

12. Lisa Sthalekar thanks everyone for their wishes

13. ICC reveals Class 2020 of ‘Hall of Fame’

14. Ravindra Jadeja shares video of quarantine workout

15. Azhar Mahmood congratulates Zaheer Abbas