The cricketing trends on Wednesday revolved around former Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq. He was appointed as the head coach as well as the chief selector of the national team. Thus, he was flooded with wishes which included those from Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi as well. The fast bowler also tried to find the funny side of things and wrote that he was surprised that Misbah wasn’t appointed as the chairman of PCB. Misbah Ul Haq himself took it to Twitter to thank everyone for the wishes and support for the challenging journey ahead.
Some of the other trends also revolved around the ongoing Ashes Test. Mark Waugh didn’t seem to be impressed with Joe Root’s idea of not bowling Jofra Archer to Steve Smith early on. On the other hand, Brad Hogg opined that the English skipper didn’t have enough confidence in Craig Overton. After David Warner became Stuart Broad’s bunny once again, Dean Jones came up with a piece of advice for the left-hander.
1. Shoaib Akhtar makes fun of Misbah ul Haq in his congratulatory tweet
Congratulations to @captainmisbahpk for the new 'dual' role of Head Coach as well as Chief Selector for Pakistan Cricket Team.
I am surprised he is not appointed the Chairman PCB as well along with it.
i am just kidding. I really hope he does wonders like before 🙂
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 4, 2019
2. Pakistan’s new head coach and chief selector Misbah Ul Haq thanked everyone for the best wishes
Many thanks to everyone for the best wishes.Need your prayers and moral support to fulfill a huge responsibility.May Allah give me strength to do justice to this new role. Thanks @TheRealPCB for showing confidence in me.
— Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) September 4, 2019
3. Family time for Russel Arnold
Weddings are always special #family #blessings #thankful @AkashArnold01 @sonaliarnold78 pic.twitter.com/vNtJPFKwHV
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) September 4, 2019
4. The punch in my left-hand tastes divine tweeted Ravi Shastri
Sunny Jamaica. The punch in my left hand tastes divine 🏝 pic.twitter.com/bGUTlp4NxZ
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) September 4, 2019
5. Sanju Samson shared some light moments on the field
Rainy day but a nice one ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/NTBxwYGIRn
— Sanju Samson (@IamSanjuSamson) September 4, 2019
6. Mark Waugh didn’t seem to be impressed with Joe Root’s tactics when Steve Smith walked out to bat
Excellent partnership from Marnus and Smithy to steady the ship in the first session. Must say I’m very surprised by England’s tactics v Smithy. Surely Root had to give Archer a red hot go with some short stuff for more than half a dozen balls early in in his innings.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) September 4, 2019
7. Is skipper Joe Root not confident about Craig Overton? Brad Hogg thinks so
Overton will be feeling nervous at the moment. Spinner & all-rounder being asked to bowl in front of him on day one, when its most conducive to seam bowling. Captain Root not Confident. Had to get him on early, feel part of the action. #Ashes2019 #ENGvAUS #Manchester
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) September 4, 2019
8. Mushfiqur Rahim flaunts his new Test jersey with his name and number on it
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) September 4, 2019
9. Ajinkya Rahane caught up with the legendary Sir Vivian Richards
With Sir @ivivianrichards. What more can I say. True cricketing legend!#Inspiring pic.twitter.com/UNsEgLOQ0m
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) September 4, 2019
10. Shahid Afridi wished Misbah Ul Haq the best; asked everyone to support him and give him a proper chance
It's a big responsibility and a huge role that @captainmisbahpk has to play. I wish him the very best, we should support him and give him a proper chance.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 4, 2019
11. Eoin Morgan received the Sportsmen of the Year award on the behalf of England Cricket Team
Honoured to accept Sportsmen of the Year award from @BritishGQ on behalf of the @englandcricket team. Fantastic night spent celebrating the achievements of so many talented people from fashion, film, music, the arts and sport. Thank you to @Burberry for dressing us both. pic.twitter.com/DZDUogDENL
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) September 4, 2019
12. David Warner became Stuart Broad’s bunny again. Dean Jones came up with a piece of advice for the left-hander
As it appears now that Broad is in Warner’s head. I had the same problem with Hadlee. Davey needs to study him more.. release points.. lengths.. look for his strengths and he will find his weakness.
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) September 4, 2019
13. Sachin Tendulkar wished Rishi Kapoor on his birthday and hoped to meet the actor soon
Happy Birthday Rishi ji! Wishing you good health and happiness. Meeting you has always been special.
Hope to see you soon. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/3N7VfxyIEb
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 4, 2019
14. Anil Kumble put his brilliant photography skills on display yet again
The forest often tells you so many stories without speaking a single word. All you have to do is observe the silence of nature. Snapped this beautiful Brown Fish Owl in #Kabini. #WildlifeWednesday pic.twitter.com/ocS7Js2d7g
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 4, 2019
15. Deep Dasgupta back on the saddle for the Duleep Trophy
Back on the saddle #DuleepTrophy pic.twitter.com/ZVmgLHcySO
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) September 4, 2019
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