Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media today

Here's how the cricketers spent their day on Twitter and Instagram today.

England captain Joe Root
England captain Joe Root. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The cricketing trends on social media revolved around a number of events. England Test captain Joe Root was outstanding in the opening Test against Sri Lanka and he has been brilliant in the ongoing Test at the Galle International Stadium. In the first game, he notched a double century, helping his team to a comfortable win by seven wickets.

He came to bat after the Brits lost their openers cheaply after which Root came to bat. But instead of going into his shell, he started playing his strokes. At the end of the second day’s play, he was unbeaten on 67 runs and was playing at a strike-rate of around 90. In the fourth day’s play, he started from where he left. He racked up another ton.

Most importantly, he led the Three Lions to a decent lead. After yet another masterclass with the bat in hand, Root was showered with wishes from the cricket fraternity. Michael Vaughan, the former England cricketer termed it as one of the best tons he has seen at the highest level. Shoaib Akhtar, the Pakistan fast bowler, went on a road-trip to Islamabad.

Niall O’Brien was happy after Paul Stirling scored a century against Afghanistan. Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was happy after playing some golf on a winter morning. Ben Duckett is ready to take part in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

1. Shoaib Akhtar on a road-trip to Islamabad

2. Tim Bresnan hoping for Joe Root to smash back-to-back tons in sub-continent conditions 

3. Tom Moody enjoying watching Joe Root bat  

4. Jemimah Rodrigues and her group of 4

5. Kevin Pietersen playing some golf in winter 

6. Wasim Jaffer has a hilarious message on Axar Patel

7. Suryakumar Yadav spending some time in the nature 

8. Ben Duckett ready to play for Team Abu Dhabi in the T10 League

9. Gautam Gambhir over the moon after one month of ‘Jan Rasoi’

10. Shadab Khan on Sarfaraz Ahmed training hard 

11. Niall O’Brien lauds Paul Stirling 

12. Vinod Kambli on National Girl Child Day

13. Rishi Dhawan in his quarantine days 

14. Rikki Clarke lauds Joe Root for yet another century for England 

15. Michael Vaughan lauds Joe Root