There might have been various topics around which the cricketing trends revolved on Tuesday. But two retirements grabbed all the attention and most of the talks in the cricketing fraternity revolved around these. South African pacer Dale Steyn announced his retirement from Test cricket while Brendon McCullum bid adieu to the game completely. Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Martin Guptill congratulated the former Kiwi skipper on a wonderful career.
The likes of Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi and Jasprit Bumrah also took it to social media to wish good luck to Dale Steyn for his future. The Indian pacer even termed Steyn as the focal point for fast bowlers everywhere. Apart from these, some of the trends revolved around the first Ashes Test between England and Australia. David Warner and Usman Khawaja shared their happiness about this victory. On the other hand, Stuart Broad seemed gutted and frustrated after this loss despite England dominating on the first two days. He wrote that he is looking forward to the Lord’s game.
1. Shahid Afridi says he’ll always be there to support Yuvraj Singh’s endeavours about serving humanity
.@YUVSTRONG12 you have achieved a lot for India in cricket and it’s great to see you serving humanity through @YOUWECAN. @SAFoundationN and I will always be there to support your projects and I wish you all the best brother pic.twitter.com/CwcXQvSyuZ
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 6, 2019
2. Ravichandran Ashwin congratulated Brendon McCullum on a great career
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 6, 2019
3. Shikhar Dhawan paid tributes to the legendary Brendon McCullum on a decorated career
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 6, 2019
4. Sheldon Jackson sweats it out hard at the nets after the Duleep Trophy snub
Selection or Rejection is not in my hands, all i can do is keep on working harder and proving myself more and more💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/pOV0aTqnGC
— Sheldon Jackson (@ShelJackson27) August 6, 2019
5. Dean Jones wished his mate Simon Doull on his birthday
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) August 6, 2019
6. Wait for me guys!
A post shared by Usman Khawaja (@usman_khawajy) on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:07am PDT
7. Had the best seat in the house for a lot of it tweeted Martin Guptill as he shared a picture for Brendon McCullum
A post shared by Martin Guptill (@martyguptill31) on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:46am PDT
8. Ajinkya Rahane beating the heat with his cool shades
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) August 6, 2019
9. David Warner is pumped after the win in the first Test of Ashes 2019
A post shared by David Warner (@davidwarner31) on Aug 6, 2019 at 3:18am PDT
10. Stuart Broad expressed his frustration about the result of the first Test
Frustrating result after a brilliant first 2 days of the Test Match. Credit to Australia. The support at Edgbaston was awesome. Big week coming at Lord’s! @englandcricket 🏴🏏 #Ashes pic.twitter.com/WDgJK6gYrZ
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) August 6, 2019
11. Niall O’Brien vows to attend the upcoming PSL final in Pakistan
Great news re @thePSLt20 moving fully to Pakistan. Was gutted I could not attend the final last season but will be attending this year for sure.
— Niall John O Brien (@niallnobiobrien) August 6, 2019
12. Wayne Parnell thanked Dale Steyn for all the amazing memories in the whites
— Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) August 6, 2019
13. You are a legendary human being – Tabraiz Shamsi about Dale Steyn
Not only the best fast bowler of this generation but an amazing human being too…To use the words "YOU ARE A LEGENDARY HUMAN BEING" would be an understatement!
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) August 6, 2019
14. Jasprit Bumrah hailed Dale Steyn as the focal point for fast bowlers everywhere and said that Test cricket will miss him
You're a focal point for fast bowlers everywhere. Test cricket will miss you @DaleSteyn62. Congratulations on a great career and good luck for the future. 👍
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 6, 2019
15. Mithali Raj wished footballer Sunil Chetri on his birthday
Wishing you a very happy birthday @chetrisunil11 – keep making us proud!
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 6, 2019
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