The cricketing trends on social media today revolved around an absolutely enthralling third Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Headingley. Ben Stokes batted at an absolute God mode to win the match for England literally from nowhere as Australia bottled several chances to win the game in pressure situations. In the end fittingly, the hosts won the match to keep the Ashes alive by levelling the series.
All the current and former cricketers were thrilled to see the action and lauded both the teams for putting up a brilliant display of cricket. Many praised Stokes for his efforts as well and even congratulated Australia for retaining the Ashes. However, the most important point was that the two teams have managed to treat the spectators with some superb cricket and keep the Test format alive.
Meanwhile, India’s Badminton star P V Sindhu won the Gold Medal and became the first Indian to win the World Badminton Championship ever. Suresh Raina and other Indian cricketers congratulated her for the stunning achievement as she beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara by 21-7 and 21-7 in the straight sets
1. Jofra Archer admits Ashes chase to be the most intense one of his life
This is by far the most intense game I’ve ever seen In my life
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) August 25, 2019
2. Compton lauds Stokes for playing an inhuman innings
Such an incredible all round player – all conditions, all occasions, all forms! What a player, what an athlete @benstokes38 #ashes #stokes
— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) August 25, 2019
3. Chand loves Test cricket in England
Test cricket in full swing. Ashes brings out the best. Full house at Leeds. Crowds chanting after each ball. Lovely to see.#AUSvENG #Ashes
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) August 25, 2019
4. Hogg is gripped to action at Headingley
Leach sucking the life out of Australia. Gripped. #Ashes19
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) August 25, 2019
5. Kaif lauds Sindhu for winning the Gold Medal
Here at the Ind bs WI Test match but what a wonderful news to know that @Pvsindhu1 has won Gold at the BWF World Championships. Many congratulations #PVSindhu pic.twitter.com/9iUkifhHhb
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 25, 2019
6. Sehwag congratulates India’s star
Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 for winning the Gold at the BWF World Championships. You are an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/DYu9UkrLIH
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 25, 2019
7. Raina all praise for Sindhu
Maiden gold medal 🥇on your mother's birthday – what a special win this must have been for you @Pvsindhu1 🙂 Congratulations! You have made us all so proud! 🇮🇳 BWFWorldChampionships2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 25, 2019
8. Tendulkar congratulates Sindhu for a wonderful performance and becoming the first ever India to win the Gold Medal in BWF Championships
Amazing performance, @Pvsindhu1!
Congratulations on becoming the 1st ever 🇮🇳 to win the BWF World Championships!
You have made India proud, yet again.#BWFWorldChampionships2019 pic.twitter.com/sUYPsVlnLT
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
9. KP is lost for words after watching Stokes bat
Hi, my name is Ben, Ben Stokes!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 25, 2019
10. Boycott believes it was a magical knock from Stokes in the Ashes
I’ve seen some remarkable cricket moments in my life but that is the best I’ve seen in over 50 years. @benstokes38 saved the Ashes and gave a magical inspirational innings. Even better than his World Cup performance.
Well done @ECB_cricket
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) August 25, 2019
11. Waugh lauds Stokes for a superb effort
No words can do justice to that game and that innings by Stokes. Unbelievable!Aust had there chances and that LBW decision of Lyon will mean a sleepless night for all Aussies.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) August 25, 2019
12. Unadkat is loving a nail biter at Headingley
Oh these nail-biters.. Test Cricket at its best!! What a player though @benstokes38 ⭐️ #Ashes2019
— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) August 25, 2019
13. Chopra wants the focus to move to Antigua now
Now…we can move to the sluggish pitch at Antigua. Battle of attrition is also another form of Test cricket….perhaps, not as entertaining but there’s a Test match to be won in that fashion too. Well, time to sip the tea and watch India’s progress. #WIvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 25, 2019
14. Pathan tips Stokes as the best all-rounder
Time and again @benstokes38 Plays the kind of cricket and wins the games which makes him the best all rounder of the current lot #ashes #TestCricket #freak
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 25, 2019
15. Hussain can’t believe what Stokes did!
You cannot do that Ben Stokes …..
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) August 25, 2019
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