Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

Cricketing Trends on Social Media Today

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

Kieron Pollard & Ishan Kishan
Kieron Pollard & Ishan Kishan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

After an absolute run-scoring extravaganza in Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday, the IPL 2020 caravan moved to Dubai where two prominent names of Indian cricket locked horns with each other. It was Virat Kohli facing his limited-overs deputy in 10th Match of the tournament as Royal Challengers Bangalore battled with Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Stadium.

The game also turned out to be a high-scoring thriller and the world witnessed second super over of IPL 2020. MI skipper Rohit, after winning the toss, put RCB to bat first as they amassed a daunting 201-run total on the back of AB de Villiers’ blistering half-century.

In reply, it was Ishan Kishan who emerged as MI’s talisman. He smacked a 58-ball 99 but failed to steer MI past the finishing line. The young wicketkeeper-batsman was also assisted by Kieron Pollard in the middle. Smoking 60 off just 24 deliveries, the Caribbean giant wreaked havoc on RCB bowlers in death overs. Pollard smoked 5 sixes and 3 fours during his carnage.

With both teams registering 201 on the scoreboard, it all boiled down to a dramatic super over. Navdeep Saini, flaunting his brilliance, only conceded 7 runs and laid the foundation of RCB’s victory. But the game wasn’t just yet over as RCB still had to face the lethal Jasprit Bumrah in the super over.

Skipper Kohli and De Villiers, on the back of their calibre and experience, were ultimately successful in hunting down the target in the super over. With this substantial win, Kohli’s men bagged their second victory in this year’s IPL. De Villiers also bagged the Man of the Match award for his impressive half-century in the first innings.

Twitter erupted after witnessing all the super over drama. While some fans felt for Ishan Kishan, some lauded the thrill of this year’s IPL matches. After registering two wins, RCB, in pursuit of their maiden IPL trophy, will next lock horns with a dominant Rajasthan Royals side on Saturday.

1. Aakash Chopra reacts to MI’s loss against RCB

2. Irfan Pathan points out MI’s bowling woes

3. KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik reacts to the super over

4. Ian Bishop lauds Ishan Kishan for his stellar knock

5. RCB skipper Virat Kohli heaps praise on his boys after the triumph

6. S.Badrinath hails Navdeep Saini for his impressive bowling effort in the super over

7. Irfan Pathan happy after seeing Bumrah and Saini bowling in the super over

8. Wasim Jaffer reacts to the dramatic super over

9. Ravi Shastri lauds Washington Sundar’s bowling performance

10. Mayank Agarwal tags IPL as the best league in the world

11. Virender Sehwag hails the Indian Premier League

12. RP Singh lauds Navdeep Saini’s bowling show against MI

13. Yusuf Pathan reacts to the super over between RCB and MI

14. Yuvraj feels Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard should’ve come in to bat

15. Deep Dasgupta reacts to Ishan Kishan’s absence from the super over