The Weekly SK Cricket Social Round-Up: October 18-25
The world of social media, more often than not, carries a storyline of its own pertaining to whatever action transpires on and off the cricket field. With several cricketers being active members of various social media websites, banters, discussions, and to an extent, arguments happen to be a daily dose for a social buff. The increasing familiarity with one’s favourite cricketers through the direct engagement that the platforms of Facebook, Twitter etc. provide, makes one believe that their favourite cricketer is only a text away.Tapping into the endless parallel world that runs in front of us, on our laptop screens and mobiles, we bring to you the weekly dose of cricketing action that took place on the social media.
Here’s a weekly round-up of what your favourite cricketers have been up to:
With each passing match, Virat Kohli’s legion of fans seems to be swelling up. Apart from his achievements on the cricket field, he is now ruling the roost on Instagram as well. He now has 8 million followers on the social-media platform. Yes, you read the number correctly.
Chris Gayle lives life king-size, and he doesn’t shy away from showing it to the world. Here he is, standing next to a Rolls Royce, belonging to Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal. Seems like he has got the perfect ride for the next few days.
Ravindra Jadeja has certainly evolved from a scrawny youngster to a more powerful and bulkier version, now possessing the ability to clear the ropes with ease. Here he is, training in the most unique of ways.
Tendulkar is thoroughly enjoying life after cricket, giving all of his retirement goals. Here he is, chilling on the beaches of Goa, selfie and all. It is surprising, though, that the God of Cricket is taking a selfie alone.
Despite being out of the English team for reasons best known to ECB, Pietersen has managed to stay in good shape, regularly putting updates about his backyard fitness routines. A gruelling session later, here he is, sprawling on all fours, catching some breath.
We’re all familiar with Monday morning blues. After having spent all our energies (and money) on weekends, there is very little to look forward to on the first day of the working week. Darren Sammy’s expression says it all. Here he is, heading off to the gym first thing in the morning. The life of a sportsperson is certainly hard.