Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

The trends were mainly about the on-going Test matches.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The cricketing trends today mostly revolved around three on-going Test matches: India vs Bangladesh, Australia vs Pakistan and New Zealand vs England. As India cruised to the series victory in the iconic Eden Gardens Test against Bangladesh, former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman lauded the crowd gathered at the stadium. Laxman shared a video of fans where he acknowledged their efforts for backing the Indian bowling attack too.  In a country where batsmen are often seen stealing the limelight, Laxman was pleased to see the support which the Indian bowlers got from the audience.

As Eden Garden hosted India’s first-ever pink-ball Test, Sourav Ganguly shared a picture where he seemed overwhelmed by a full house at the stadium, even on the second day of the Test match. Harbhajan Singh also tweeted about the Eden Gardens Test, where the off-spinner lauded the support of Kolkata police.

Pakistan registered their name into the record books as they clinched the Emerging Asia Cup 2019. The Men in Green defeated Bangladesh by 77 runs in the final of the tournament. Many eminent personalities from the cricket fraternity lauded their achievement, including Pakistan’s former skipper Inzamam ul Haq.

Ahmed Shehzad, who celebrated his 28th birthday today, was wished by Pakistan Cricket. The right-hander has been sidelined from the national side for quite a while now and is eager to bounce back on the international stage. He was also wished by several other prominent personalities including Shoaib Malik and Aleem Dar.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan heaped praises on India’s skipper Virat Kohli after he slammed his 27th century in the second Test against Bangladesh. The 31-year-old became the first Indian to slam a Day-Night Test ton and also broke a plethora of records in his innings. Vaughan also lauded Marnus Labuschagne, who steered Australia’s batting attack by playing a brilliant knock of 185 runs against Pakistan.

Along with Kohli, BJ Watling also grabbed the headlines by smashing his eighth Test century. Watling ended the day on 119, having arrived at the crease on Friday with New Zealand on 127 for 4. The wicket-keeper steered New Zealand in a commanding position against England.

Jasprit Bumrah is currently out of the Indian team as he is recovering from a stress fracture in his lower back. The speedster is recovering to bounce back into the national side. Bumrah shared a picture with the caption: “That post-workout happiness feeling.” South Africa speedster Dale Steyn also revealed his weekend plans ahead of his MSL match tomorrow. Steyn tweeted that he’ll be training and surfing before his upcoming MSL game.

1. VVS Laxman was pleased to see fans backing Indian bowlers

2. Inzamam-ul-Haq congratulates Pakistan for winning Emerging Asia Cup 2019

3. Sourav Ganguly seemed overwhelmed by a full-house at Eden Gardens

4. Ahmed Shehzad celebrated his 28th birthday

5. Michael Vaughan is in awe of Indian skipper Virat Kohli

6. Jasprit Bumrah gearing up for his return

7. BJ Watling puts New Zealand in a commanding position against England

8. Harbhajan Singh acknowledges the work of Kolkata police at Eden Gardens

9. India’s head coach Ravi Shastri shares a picture with MC Mary Kom

10. Ambati Rayudu pointed out the corruption prevailing in the HCA

11. Jonty Rhodes met Rahul Dravid and acknowledged his work at the NCA

12. Michael Vaughan lauded Marnus Labuschagne’s knock against Pakistan

13. Adam Gilchrist praised 16-year-old Naseem Shah as he scalped his first Test wicket

14. Adam Gilchrist also praised Sourav Ganguly’s efforts for scheduling first D/N Test and Virat Kohli for his ton

15. Aakash Chopra shared an interesting fact that India have never been dismissed once in five Tests this year