In this edition of Sports Tweets of the Week, we have tweets on major sporting events that took place over the past week. The Indian cricket team’s 2-0 drubbing at the hands of Bangladesh has been the talk of the town this week. Apart from that, England clinched a 3-2 series win over New Zealand after winning the 5th ODI by 3 wickets. The 5-match series was indeed a run fest as more than 3100 runs were aggregated in 10 innings. The Indian men’s hockey team opened their campaign at the Hockey World League on a winning note as they edged past France 3-2.
Sports Tweets of the Week: Who said what?
1. Harsha Bhogle on Bangladesh’s ODI dream run:
Noted cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to express his feelings regarding Bangladesh’s remarkable turnaround in One Day International cricket. They are now on a 10-match winning streak and on the verge of a third consecutive whitewash in a bilateral series.
I will be watching the next 5 odis to see if Bangladesh have the start of something special here.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 19, 2015
2. Sardar Singh on Devindar Walmiki’s India debut
Sardar Singh, the captain of the Indian men’s hockey team congratulated young forward Devindar Walmiki on making his international debut against France at the Hockey World League. Walmiki showed no signs of nervousness and played an important role in India’s 3-2 win over the French. He scored a brilliant field goal to put India ahead.
Proud of young @DWalmiki on making an mark on the field today in his debut game for INDIA. performance to remember & what a goal! top debut
— Sardar Singh (@8_SardarSingh) June 20, 2015
3. Michael Vaughan on England’s recent ODI form
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan heaped praise on the current England ODI squad which won the Royal London cup after beating New Zealand 3-2 in the 5-match series. Led by Eoin Morgan, the new-look English squad has found able cricketers in all-rounder Adil Rashid and batsmen Jason Roy and Sam Billings.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 18, 2015
4. Dani Alves on Neymar Jr.’s Copa America exit
Brazilian defender Dani Alves, in conversation with his current club FC Barcelona, recently expressed his views on the 4-match ban awarded to his Brazil and Barcelona teammate Neymar Jr. The Brazilian striker is serving the ban following his altercation with Colombian players Carlos Bacca, Pablo Armero, Jeison Murillo and match referee Enrique Ossez.
Alves: “I think it’s been too much what they gave Neymar. If it was another player, it wouldn’t have been so impactful.” #Chile2015
— FC Barcelona Fl (@FCBarcelonaFl) June 22, 2015