World Cup 2019 Social Pavilion: Hint of Calypso flavour, umpiring errors, ICC's attempt at humour and other buzz on social media

Australia's return to Trent Bridge to ICC's brave attempts at humour, let's look at all the action on social media in this round-up

Sumukh Padukote, Jun 07, 2019 16:57:09 IST

6 June has been the most eventful day we’ve witnessed in #CWC19 yet. From AB De Villiers’ shock comeback rumours, to a glimpse of Calypso cricket, to poor umpiring decisions, to Australia being Australia, it was a day straight out of a Quentin Tarantino movie. Oh, and the characters. Tarantino could really do with the players of West Indies cricket team for his next.

Australia walked back into Trent Bridge with some real bad memories. By their own coach’s admission, it was a horror night and one they still haven’t gotten over.

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The Aussies return to Trent Bridge in a MUCH better mood than when they left 12 months ago! #CWC19

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Moving to our end of things, ICC has done away with trying their humour on their social media pages, or maybe their narrative has changed. For greater good, if we may add. World cricket's governing body has now been focusing only on charitable activities on their social media. Again, for the greater good. One fan in Trent Bridge had to let go of his chips or whatever that snack was. Nathan Coulter-Nile had just walked in and was yet to get going. Sensing the sombre mood of Australia, a fan decided to munch on some chips and check his phone. And boom! Nathan Coulter-Nile smacked one straight to him as if asking him to pay attention for the impending masterclass. Chips on one hand and mobile on the other. The lad decided to go for the ball with the chips. Good choice, we might think. But then ICC was the friend he needed. ICC was quick enough to give him another meal as a replacement.

Now we feel he should’ve gone for the ball with his left hand which had the mobile phone. ICC would’ve probably replaced that too with a charger and a pair of earphones, considering ICC’s mood these days.

We might be wrong about ICC trying to do away with humour on their social media. We did stumble across a few posts. Like this one here.

All in good humour you’d like to believe, won’t you? Or the one where they put up portrait pics of England team players and captioned it ‘England players were in full flow…..’ Oh, ICC!

They kept trying. And we think one day the ICC might go viral for their humour posts. We’re not sure if it’s Maxwell in the pic though. It might just be Gaffaney or Palliyaguruge. *At least we try humour better than ICC* *Self pat on the back*

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Too tense to watch... #CWC19 #lovecricket #ausvwi #cricket

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However, on a day which saw Gaffaney and Palliyaguruge officiating together in a world cup match, ICC made some right calls with thing like these.

Back to ICC doing charitable things. Pakistan and England cricket team were off from their usual media duties and spent time with the kids.

All these charitable things on one side and crowning Kohli before India played their first match on the other end. #LestWeForget

Also, Pakistan take on Sri Lanka after a bumpy start to their campaigns. Mercurial Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the Asian battle. More than anything, the pressure of #WeHaveWeWill always be on the minds of Pakistan players. Likewise for Sri Lanka, #LionsRoar hasn’t really worked for them. They haven’t roared as they would have expected.

We’ll back with more on mercurial Pakistan, the match and all the happenings on social media tomorrow. Until then, it is #WeHaveWeWill vs #LionsRoar time.


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Updated Date: Jun 07, 2019 16:58:05 IST

World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
England 5 4 1 0 8
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
Bangladesh 5 2 2 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 5 0 5 0 0

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254