Cricketing Trends on Social Media today
Here is how cricketers spent their day on Twitter and Instagram today.
by Ameya Author
Published - Apr 25, 2020 8:20 pm | Updated - Apr 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Sana Mir, who had been a vital part of the Pakistan Women side for 15 years, called it a day on 25 April 2020. The Pakistan veteran bid adieu to international cricket and expressed her feeling through an official statement released by the PCB. Mir donned the Pakistan jersey in 120 ODIs and 106 T20Is where she scalped 151 and 89 wickets respectively. Post her retirement news, many names from the cricketing fraternity extended their wishes to Mir and paid tribute to the Mir’s contribution in women’s cricket.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrated his 47th birthday yesterday on 24 April, was showered with lakhs of wishes on Twitter and Instagram. The Indian legend expressed gratitude and thanked everyone for making his birthday memorable.
IPL 2020, which has been postponed indefinitely, is being missed by every cricket fan. Rajasthan Royals’ Jofra Archer shared his batting clip on Twitter where the pacer played a crucial role with the bat to steer Royals to the victory against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, many cricketers have shared their quarantine routine and home videos while being isolated with their families. South African stalwart Dale Steyn also shared a clip while trying his hands at cooking. He prepared a meal using pantry basics and shared the video on Twitter.
The aftermath of COVID-19 is much more complicated as it looks as the pandemic could lead to the ban of saliva and sweat in shining the ball. This has left the world in two halves as many prominent names have dished out their opinion over the same. Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh have opined that saliva is a must in shining the ball and vaseline could not be used as a replacement. Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja also feels the same.
1. Dale Steyn tries his hand at cooking
Styling with my Kurt Cobain cardigan👨🍳 https://t.co/kfQQFTusOQ
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) April 25, 2020
2. Jofra Archer shares his batting video of IPL
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 25, 2020
3. Sachin Tendulkar thanks Virat Kohli for the birthday wishes
Thank you Virat, continue to inspire people and play the way you have been.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 25, 2020
4. Jofra Archer asks a hilarious question to fans on Twitter
My controllers have a funny habit of dropping and smashing by themselves whenever I die on war zone 🤔 anyone know how to fix this ?
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 25, 2020
5. Mohammad Hafeez extends wishes to Sana Mir
Congratulations @mir_sana05 & Bravo 👏🏼👍🏼. U must be proud what u achieved for beloved country 🇵🇰. U inspired many so Well done & Best wishes for future endeavours 🤲🏼 Stay Blessed https://t.co/Rzg6e5t5jt
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) April 25, 2020
6. Sreesanth hails Kapil Dev
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 21, 2020
7. Azhar Mahmood lauds Sana Mir post her retirement
A great ambassador for sport especially paving the way for women in cricket. An honour to have you representing Pakistan women’s cricket. Go well and all the best in your future endeavours. https://t.co/24rUXwFKLK
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) April 25, 2020
8. Shahid Afridi continues its work amid coronavirus outbreak
As #Ramadan begins, @SAFoundationN #DonateKaroNa Ration Drive continues going door to door to those living in remote areas and in need in Nawakaly Mingora & Faizabad, Swat.
Ensuring #HopeNotOut during #Covid19 #Quarantine#Stayhometosaveliveshttps://t.co/KGY2Gs2zUr pic.twitter.com/6mfkHPfA77
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 25, 2020
9. Hassan Ali lauds Sana Mir for her contribution to Pakistan cricket
A super career and a legend of Pakistan cricket💪 happy retirement @mir_sana05 a true inspiration for many around the world🌎🏏
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) April 25, 2020
10. Yuvraj Singh opens up on battling cancer
'I went from being on top of a cliff to right down at the center of the earth'
Indian legend @YUVSTRONG12 talks about battling cancer, charity work, what he's doing during lockdown and THAT six sixes over. 🔥
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 24, 2020
11. Gautam Gambhir’s foundation continues its work amid coronavirus debacle
To those bravehearts who put their lives on the line for us everyday – WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL!
As a mark of solidarity, we contributed 10,000 masks, 5,000 soaps & sanitizers to the DCPs of Shahdara, East & South East Districts as well as EDMC & SDMC commissioners! @GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/fD0Pr1G9ka
— Gautam Gambhir Foundation (@ggf_india) April 24, 2020
12. Wahab Riaz congratulates Sana Mir for an amazing career
Congratulations on an amazing career @mir_sana05 but as they say, all good things come to an end! You served the nation with pride and passion and achieved many great things for the nation. Happy retirement!
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) April 25, 2020
13. James Anderson to auction his shirt and stump
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) April 25, 2020
14. Aakash Chopra lauds Germany’s battle against COVID-19 outbreak
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 25, 2020
15. Suresh Raina spends time with daughter amid the lockdown
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 25, 2020