In this era of social media, it's very easy for anything to go viral, just like 'Ice-bucket' and 'Kiki' challenge. And with the advent of 2019, the internet has been taken by storm with the '10-year challenge'. As part of this challenge, people need to share their two photographs - one from 2019 and the other from 2009 - depicting the transformation that the person has gone through in 10 years. Aimed at celebrating the purpose of ageing, the challenge has become a rage on social media platforms, primarily microblogging site Twitter.
Celebrities and common persons from all walks of life have taken up this challenge and evern our cricketing fraternity could not refrain itself from the same. The ICC started sharing on its Twitter account, the pictures of famous cricketers from 2009 and 2019. It started with ICC uploading the picture of MS Dhoni, which was followed by pictures of several other cricketers.
Besides, several Indian cricketers took up the challenge themselves and shared their photographs on social media platforms. Here's a look at those who were stung by the #10YearChallenge:
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) January 16, 2019
Even the current Indian Test Vice-Captain, Ajinkya Rahane also took up the challenge
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) January 16, 2019
It was followed by India's premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who also nominated his fellow Tamil Nadu teammate Dinesh Karthik to take up the challenge, which he gleefully excepted
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) January 16, 2019
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 17, 2019
The Indian cricketing fraternity was bit by the viral bug after the International Cricket Council shared a photograph of former skipper MS Dhoni on its Twitter handle. Sharing photographs of Dhoni, the ICC had written, "still smashing sixes and finishing chases". Following this, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also lauded the fireband cricketer with a tweet.