Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today
Here's how the cricketers spent their day on social media platforms.
Updated - Jul 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Former South Africa stalwart and fielding maestro Jonty Rhodes turned 51 on 27 July (Monday) and Twitter was flooded with wishes for him. Many former and current cricketers including Shoaib Akhtar and Yuvraj Singh extended birthday wishes to Rhodes.
Mumbai Indians also took it to Instagram and Instagram, and extended birthday wishes to their former fielding coach. Rhodes spent 9 seasons with the Mumbai Indians team before leaving the franchise in 2017. Rhodes is widely regarded as one of the best fielders to have braced the sport.
Cricket World Cup Twitter also shared the iconic fielding clip of ‘Superman’ Rhodes, where he pulled off a spectacular run out to get rid of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup. Rhodes athleticism and on-field effort were considered as second to none during the course of his playing career.
He played 245 ODIs in a career spanning over eleven years and scored 5,935 runs with an average of 35.11. In Tests, Rhodes featured in 52 Test matches and scored 2,532 runs with an average of 35.66.
Wishes also poured in for Allan Border who celebrated his 65th birthday. The Australian stalwart played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by compatriot Steve Waugh. In an illustrious career, Border played 156 Tests and 273 ODIs and gathered 11,174 and 6524 runs respectively.
Many tweets also surfaced after Manchester United and Chelsea qualified for the Champions League on the final day of the EPL. Former England star Kevin Pietersen, an ardent Chelsea fan, also heaped praise on his favourite football club and lauded manager Frank Lampard for his achievement.
1. Kevin Pietersen heaps praise on Frank Lampard
And my great buddy, Lampard, making the Champs League & could possibly WIN FA Cup without spending big money and in his first campaign with a young team.
One of the GREAT seasons!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 27, 2020
2. Yuvraj Singh extends birthday wishes to Jonty Rhodes
Wishing the greatest fielder @JontyRhodes8 a very Happy Birthday 🎂 Have a wonderful day and year ahead Jonty Singh 🤪 Hope you and your family are doing good and keeping safe 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/KS9eEy3qTH
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 27, 2020
3. Shoaib Akhtar wishes birthday to Jonty Rhodes
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 27, 2020
4. Sachin Tendulkar extends birthday wishes to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री. उद्धवजी ठाकरे आपणास वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा! तुमच्या सर्व कार्यांत तुम्हाला सुयश चिंतितो. pic.twitter.com/dOLO2juLVw
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 27, 2020
5. Mahela Jayawardene takes a dig at Kevin Pietersen
Now ur jumping on the bandwagon 😃 https://t.co/RMVVRryXsw
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) July 27, 2020
6. Jonty Rhodes responds to birthday wishes
— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) July 27, 2020
7. Cricket Australia celebrates Allan Border’s birthday
To celebrate Allan Border's 65th birthday, wind back the clock to his 118 not out off 88 balls against Sri Lanka in 1985!
It was his fastest ton in the green and gold – happy birthday AB! 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/khruKgEZ5E
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 27, 2020
8. Angelo Mathews sweats it out during the pandemic
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired. pic.twitter.com/bzbPwtwU49
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) July 27, 2020
9. David Warner shares a throwback clip
10. Ajinkya Rahane extends birthday wishes to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
Wishing a very happy birthday to our CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray ji. वाढदिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा!@OfficeofUT
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 27, 2020
11. Shikhar Dhawan shares some ‘Monday Motivation’
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 27, 2020
12. Mumbai Indians wishes birthday to Jonty Rhodes with his picture
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 27, 2020
13. Rahul Chahar is looking forward to plying his trade in IPL 2020
— Rahul Chahar (@rdchahar1) July 27, 2020
14. Sachin Tendulkar wishes Jonty Rhodes on the occasion of the latter’s birthday
Wishing you a very happy birthday Jonty!
Playing against a fielder like you was always a challenge and to watch you field has always been a treat. Have a great one buddy. pic.twitter.com/AH4YvFa2YW
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 27, 2020
15. Cricket World Cup reminisces Rhodes’ ‘Superman’ run out
Happy birthday, Jonty Rhodes 🎂
WATCH his superman run-out from the 1992 CWC against Pakistan 🤩 📽️ pic.twitter.com/3hDeO9sPzG
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 27, 2020