The cricketing trends on social media revolved around a number of events. The third Ashes Test between England and Australia is currently underway at the Headingley in Leeds and the hosts are in grave danger. At the stroke of Lunch on Day three, the visitors set the Three Lions a massive target of 359 to chase in the fourth innings. The opening pair of Jason Roy and Joe Root didn’t get out before Lunch, but couldn’t survive the heat thereafter. Josh Hazlewood found Rory Burns’ outside edge to strike first blood.
Thereafter, Pat Cummins nipped out Jason Roy, whose poor run of form continued. Dean Jones, the former Aussie cricketer, felt that the track in Headingley is one where a batsman is never set and can get out anytime. In the first innings, the Brits were shot out for 67 after Hazlewood’s five-wicket haul. After seeing Roy and Burns perish cheaply, Michael Vaughan got extremely worried and it was pretty understandable. The retired English skipper pleaded the home team to cross at least 67.
Marnus Labuschagne, who came in as a concussion substitute for Arun Jaitley, the former Indian finance minister, breathed his last and the whole nation is immersed in sadness. A number of cricketers were saddened by the massive loss. Gautam Gambhir called Jaitley, also a former president of the DDCA, a father figure. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, remembered the day when Jaitley visited his home and paid condolences after his father passed away.
1. Dean Jones has some words on the Headingley pitch
This Headingley pitch feels like you are never in… no matter how many runs you have next to your name! #Ashes
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) August 24, 2019
2. Manoj Tiwary saddened by Arun Jaitley’s demise
Saddened to learn the news of Shri Arun Jaitley Ji’s demise. May his soul rest in peace 🙏 Condolences to his family nd his frnds.
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) August 24, 2019
3. Michael Vaughan has a request for England
Just get past 67 please ..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 24, 2019
4. Irfan Pathan with his son
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Best thing a father can give it to his son is time and knowledge #fatherson #love
A post shared by Irfan Pathan (@irfanpathan_official) on Aug 24, 2019 at 5:14am PDT
5. Michael Carberry is impressed by Marnus Labuschagne
I think Australia have unearthed a lil gem of a player @marnus3cricket . Showed guts, technique, temperament….. nice to see proper batsmanship
— michael carberry (@carbs646) August 24, 2019
6. Jimmy Neesham doesn’t want Sri Lanka tour in August
A cricket tour to Sri Lanka in August ❌ https://t.co/vlomXeds0K
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 24, 2019
7. Virat Kohli remembers a moment with Arun Jaitley
Shocked & saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. He was genuinely a good person, always willing to help others. He took out his precious time back in 2006 when my father passed away to come to my home & pay his condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 24, 2019
8. Sandeep Lamichhane calls for first-class cricket in Nepal
What are your thoughts on “First Class Cricket/Days Cricket” in Nepal? Lets talk about it.😊
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) August 24, 2019
9. Matt Prior curious about the Leeds Test
What’s going to happen at the cricket today then? #ENGAUS #TheAshes
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) August 24, 2019
10. Geoffrey Boycott dressed in black
Dressed in black today🏏 pic.twitter.com/SIFNNbOk3A
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) August 24, 2019
11. Kevin Pietersen talks about England’s scoring options
England’s scoring options today are straight back at the stumps & straight through the leg side.
Channel & off side HAS TO BE LEFT ALONE till the batter is set!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 24, 2019
12. Aakash Chopra talks about Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah
Over in England, Jofra Archer has been bowling sensationally. But compared to Bumrah? Hmm… more dangerous? More deadly? Answering @KanishkJohri's question here. Who's the better bowler according to you – Bumrah or Archer? pic.twitter.com/bMSbkEACdu
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 24, 2019
13. Gautam Gambhir tweets for Arun Jaitley
A father teaches u to speak but a father figure teaches u to talk. A father teaches u to walk but a father figure teaches u to march on. A father gives u a name but a father figure gives u an identity. A part of me is gone with my Father Figure Shri Arun Jaitley Ji. RIP Sir.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 24, 2019
14. S Sreesanth grateful
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) August 24, 2019
15. Russel Arnold lauds Dhananjaya de Silva for his century
Great knock @Dhananjaya7575 Always seems to have a lot of time to play his shots #SLvNZ Crucial for him and @OfficialSLC Brilliant…just brilliant!!! 👏👏👏
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 24, 2019
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