Cricketing Trends on Social Media today
Here is how cricketers spent their day on Twitter today.
Published - May 22, 2020 8:15 pm
Updated - May 22, 2020 8:17 pm
Twitter was stormed with tweets expressing grief over the plane crash that happened in Karachi. The plane was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew and was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport before the incident took place. The aircraft crashed before landing in Karachi and the news of this devastating incident spread like wildfire on social media.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan also shared condolences and prayed for the loss of lives. Along with the Prime Minister, many former and current Pakistan cricketers joined the bandwagon and expressed their grief and mourned the loss of lives. ‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoiab Akhtar also offered his condolences and prayed for the families of victims.
Newly-appointed ODI skipper of Pakistan, Babar Azam also expressed his grief and extended his prayers to those who lost their lives in the incident.
Apart from this devastating news, many players also extended birthday wishes to former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed on Twitter. The wicketkeeper-batsman was wished by many current and former cricketers as he turned 33 on Friday.
Robin Uthappa also hogged the headlines after requesting BCCI to allow contracted or non-contracted players to feature in other leagues. Earlier, Suresh Raina had also raised the issue and had requested the Indian board to grant permission to players.
Uthappa, like many other cricketers, also prayed for everyone who has been affected by Cyclone Amphan in the past two days. He suggested everyone to stay strong and safe amid these trying times.
1. Robin Uthappa prays for people affected by Cyclone Amphan
My heart goes out to everyone affected by cyclone Amphan. Pls stay strong and safe. Esp my fav city Kolkata.Lots of love and positive energy to everyone working day night in rescue operations. #CycloneAmphan
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 22, 2020
2. Rashid Latif extends birthday wishes to Sarfaraz Ahmed
— Rashid Latif 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) May 22, 2020
3. Hardik Pandya reminisce his first year in domestic cricket
Thinking about my first year in domestic cricket today.. some of those memories will stick with me for a lifetime and helped to set up a platform for me to play in the IPL and eventually for my country 🇮🇳 Thankful for everything that the sport has given me ☺️ pic.twitter.com/xTe0jOp39K
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 22, 2020
4. Hassan Ali prays for people who lost their lives in Karachi plane crash
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
Horrific and heart breaking news of PIA plane crash 💔
Allah paak reham farmaen.
Please pray for the departed souls and their families.
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) May 22, 2020
5. Sanath Jayasuriya mourns the loss of lives in Pakistan plane crash
My heart goes out to all the victims of today’s crash in Pakistan and their families. We will pray for them
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) May 22, 2020
6. Wahab Riaz left heartbroken by the news of plane crash
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُون
Heart broken by the tragic news of PIA plane crashed 💔 prayers for the victims and their families. Ya Allah Reham farma 🤲🏼
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) May 22, 2020
7. Russel Arnold interacts with Mahela Jayawardene
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) May 22, 2020
8. ICC extends birthday wishes to Sarfaraz Ahmed
🧤 On his birthday, watch every Sarfaraz Ahmed wicket-keeping dismissal in the 2019 Men's Cricket World Cup 🤩 pic.twitter.com/nnFOdnTkDA
— ICC (@ICC) May 22, 2020
9. Wasim Akran mourns the ‘national tragedy’
A National tragedy, one of which I never thought I would witness. My family & I pray survivors of the plane and the houses below and for the families directly affected by this tragic event. I also grieve with my county as we watch such tragic scenes unfold before our eyes.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 22, 2020
10. Ramiz Raja shares condolences for the loss of lives in Karachi plane crash
Heart weeps for the souls lost in the plane crash at Karachi airport. How many more lives do we have to sacrifice to satiate 2020’s killing urge! Want this year to end today!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 22, 2020
11. Fakhar Zaman saddened by the PIA plane crash
Saddened to hear about PIA plan crash in Karachi.
Almost all passengers were coming to celebrate EID with their families…
اللہ اکبر : اللہ جنت نصیب کرے اور پیاروں کو صبر و جمیل عطا فرمائے
— Fakhar Zaman (@FakharZamanLive) May 22, 2020
12. Pakistan PM shocked and saddened by the PIA plane crash
Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 22, 2020
13. David Warner shares a hilarious TikTok video
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) May 22, 2020
14. Mohammad Yousuf prays for souls who lost their lives in the plane crash
Just heard the devastating news of PIA #planecrash . May Allah bless every soul we lost in this 💔😪
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) May 22, 2020
15. Shoaib Akhtar mourns the Karachi plane crash
Just heard the devastating news of PIA plane crash. May Allah bless every soul we lost in this.
It was flying Lahore to Karachi & crashed just before landing.
Inna lillahi wa inna elaihi rajaoon.#PIAplanecrash
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 22, 2020