In India, cricket is the biggest religion and the players are venerated by millions of fans across the country. The players are always under the microscope all the time, and in the modern era with the advent of social media, fans have access to everything a player does, more than ever before. Several Indian cricketers are active on social media, and post regular updates on various social media handles.
Several important moments of their lives are posted via social media. MS Dhoni announced his retirement with just a simple post on Instagram, while batting legend Virat Kohli announced that he was going to become a father through social media. And, Kohli is also the most followed Indian on social media platform Instagram, with a whopping 87.3 million followers(at the time of writing).
10 Indian cricketers and their secret social media passwords
1.MS Dhoni- ShowSomeSpark
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not a person who speaks a lot. But when he does, the world sits up and takes notice of every word he says. In the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL), MS Dhoni and the Chennai Super Kings endured a disastrous campaign.
The ‘yellow brigade’ failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time and Dhoni struggled to get going with the bat as well. The CSK skipper was also criticized for backing ageing non-performers like Kedar Jadhav and not providing opportunities to youngsters like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Narayan Jagadeesan in the playing XI.
Dhoni revealed that the youngsters did not show enough SPARK to be considered for selection. However, when finally provided with the opportunity, Gaikwad scored three consecutive half centuries in the last three league matches of the Chennai side, making many wonder whether Dhoni had committed a blunder by not backing people who actually showed the SPARK. So, ShowSomeSpark as a password would suit perfectly for the enigmatic legend of Indian cricket.
He is the biggest draw of the modern era. Virat Kohli has amassed runs in every form of the game that he has played and has already etched his name in the annals of history as one of the greatest batsmen that the game has witnessed.
Now, what would Kohli’s social media password be? Well, it is no secret that Kohli is the most sought-after Indian athlete and endorses some of the world’s well known brands. Moreover, Kohli also has his own brand Wrogn as well. So, how about Wrognpassword as the ‘correct’ password to his social media account?.
Kohli already has 43 ODI tons to his name and looks all set to overtake his batting idol Sachin Tendulkar as the leading century maker in the ODI format of the game. Also, the Indian skipper has scored a gargantuan seven double hundreds in Test match cricket as well. Currently, Kohli is enjoying his time away from the game and is with his wife and celebrity actor Anushka Sharma to welcome the birth of his first child.
Rohit Sharma was not up with the Indian team for the Australia tour in limited overs series and even missed two Tests owing to his fitness issues. However, he reunited with the team during 3rd Test in Sydney but is yet to show up well with the bat.
Recently, the ‘Hitman’ landed in Australia and is all set to make his return to the international arena in the third Test against the Aussies in Sydney. However, in the midst of all this, Rohit and his team mates were caught in a ‘bill’ situation, wherein a fan paid for the bill amount of Rohit and his team mates.
Social media has gone gaga over the same issue. So a password of Iwillpaymybill will suit perfectly for Rohit, wouldn’t it? Sharma is a colossus as far as limited overs cricket is concerned. He holds the record for smashing the highest ever individual score in the ODI format, and stands fourth in the list of batsmen with the most centuries in ODI cricket, with 29 tons to his name.
4.Hardik Pandya- NomoreKoffee
Hardik Pandya and coffee do not gel well together. In an unsavory controversy in the famous Karan Johar show, Koffee with Karan, Pandya opened up a bit too much about his personal life. It led to a backlash against him and KL Rahul with the BCCI taking the matter up quite seriously.
So it is simple, isn’t it? Pandya’s social media password would be NoMoreKoffee.
Since the episode though, Pandya has moved on and has emerged as a match winner for the Indian side in limited overs cricket. He was the catalyst behind India’s T20I series triumph against Australia in December 2020. The right hander played the finisher’s role to perfection in the second T20I, by smashing an unbeaten 22 ball 42 to allow the ‘Men in Blue’ to chase down a stiff target of 194.
Earlier in 2020, Pandya also made his presence felt in the 13th edition of the IPL. The Mumbai Indians player averaged 35.13 in the 2020 season of the IPL. But crucially, he scored his runs at a strike rate almost touching 180(178.98) to help Mumbai lift their fifth IPL crown.
5.Ravichandran Ashwin- Danger@nonstrikerend
When Ravichandran Ashwin is bowling, batsmen at both the ends of the crease need to beware. Not only is Ashwin adept at deceiving the striker, but the non-striker needs to be careful as well. In fact, Jos Buttler paid the price for it in the 2019 season of the IPL for being ‘too eager’ to sneak a single as Ashwin ran him out at the non-striker’s end.
The dismissal of Buttler in that fashion by Ashwin even caused a debate in cricketing circles about the ‘Spirit of the Game’ as well. So, isn’t there some danger for the non-striker as well, when Ashwin gets the ball in hand to bowl? So, Ashwin’s social media password would be simple- Danger@nonstrikerend.
The right-arm off-spinner has firmly established himself as one of the greatest spin bowlers of the modern era, especially in Test match cricket. The Tamil Nadu cricketer is closing in on 400(375) wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin is 34, but looking at the enthusiasm he displays on the field, he is nowhere even close to the finish line.
6.Suresh Raina- Givemeroomtoplay
Suresh Raina will go down as one of the greatest players to have ever graced IPL cricket. The left-hander from the Chennai Super Kings(CSK) is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the history of the league and has amassed a whopping 5368 runs in 193 IPL games. Raina has been a part of the IPL since the inception in 2008 and played a crucial role in the Chennai franchise lifting the IPL trophy on 3 occasions.
However, ahead of the 2020 edition of the IPL, the left-hander suddenly pulled out of the tournament. While there were various reasons cited for his withdrawal, one news that did the rounds was that Raina was unhappy with the hotel room that he had been presented with. So, the password of Givemeroomtoplay would fit perfectly for Raina, wouldn’t it?
As far as international cricket is concerned, the left-hander featured in 226 matches for the Indian side and scored 5615 runs at an average of 35.31. Raina announced his international retirement on August 15th 2020, on the same day Indian legend MS Dhoni also decided to walk away from the game. It would be interesting to see which franchise would Raina turn out for, in the 14th IPL edition.
At the age of 20, after he had made a sizzling start to his Test career by scoring a sensational hundred on debut against the West Indies, Prithvi Shaw consumed what he thought was genuine and normal cough syrup, but that cost him almost a year of his career in the international arena. It was found that the cough syrup that he had consumed contained a banned substance.
Shaw eventually made his return to professional cricket. The talented opening batsman turned out for the Delhi Capitals in the 2020 edition of the IPL. The right-hander averaged only a disappointing 17.54 through the course of the competition and could aggregate just 228 runs, his lowest tally in the three editions he has played.
Also, Shaw had a disastrous start to his tour Down Under, where he could just score 4 runs in both the innings put together in the first Test against Australia, after which he was dropped from the side. These are still early days in his career, and Shaw would be hoping that sooner or later, he will get another chance to prove his worth to the side.
As far as the password is concerned, how about Stayawayfromcoughsyrup?
He can also be termed as the ‘TikTok’ man of Indian cricket. Yuzvendra Chahal has been very active on TikTok and keeps posting several videos on a frequent basis. Chahal also boasts of a very good following on the Tik Tok platform and entertains millions of fans.
On the professional front, Chahal has emerged as an important member of the Indian bowling line up. He was a part of both the T20I squad as well as the Indian ODI bowling line up against the Aussies. The leg-spinner was also Virat Kohli’s go-to man in the 13th edition of the IPL. Turning out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore side, Chahal emerged as the fifth highest wicket-taker in the tournament, scalping 21 batsmen at an average of 19.28.
Chris Gayle even jokingly pulled Chahal’s leg by stating that the leg-spinner was very annoying on social media. So, what better password for Chahal than JustonemoreTikTokvideo
9.Rishabh Pant- ComeonAsh
At the age of 23, Rishabh Pant has already elicited contrasting reactions. While some feel that he is extremely talented and will mature as time progresses, some others feel that he has taken his talent for granted. However, what cannot be denied is the fact that Pant has caught the imagination of the Indian public at a young age.
Also, another facet that makes Pant an entertaining player to watch is his constant chirping when he is keeping wickets. There is the famous babysitting incident where Pant was batting and Australian Test skipper Tim Paine chided Pant, asking him to babysit his kids and Pant actually obliged and did so in Australia a couple of years ago.
However, another facet that makes Pant a chirpy character is a fact that he is constantly ‘in your ears’ as a batsman when he is standing behind the stumps. And, when Ravichandran Ashwin is bowling, Pant can be seen constantly repeating a line- “Come On Ash”. This has almost become a norm now, as Pant can be heard uttering those lines every time Ashwin rolls his arm over for India. So, why not make that his secret social media password?
10.KL Rahul- OrangeCapisMine
Cricket is a team sport and the age-old concept of putting team over the self assumes paramount importance here. While a batsman might score a lot of runs, sometimes it might be detrimental to the team’s cause on some occasions. This is particularly true in limited-overs cricket. Even the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar had his own share of atheists who felt that Tendulkar sometimes put the individual over the team.
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul too, faced a similar accusation in the 13th edition of the IPL. While Rahul ended up becoming the highest run-scorer in the 2020 edition of the IPL and won the Orange Cap, his runs were scored at a strike rate of under 130(129.34). Also, three out of the five half-centuries that he scored in the 13th IPL edition resulted in a loss for his side.
In the end, the Punjab side failed to qualify for the IPL playoffs and ended the tournament in sixth place. So, the password of OrangeCapsMine would fit perfectly in this scenario, wouldn’t it? Rahul was in decent form in the T20I series against Australia, aggregating 81 runs in the three games at an average of 27.00.
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