Home > Live > Live blog >

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live Updates: Videos of cricketers who have accepted the challenge

Manish Pandey takes the Ice Bucket Challenge Photo Courtesy: Manish Pandey's Twitter id
Manish Pandey takes the Ice Bucket Challenge Photo Courtesy: Manish Pandey’s Twitter id

Aug 20, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is catching up globally. Famous personalities around the world have taken the challenge. As part of this challenge, a bucket filled with Ice is tipped over a person’s head. In return, the person can nominate two others to take up the challenge within 24 hours. The challenge has gone viral on social media with many sportspersons too taking the ice bucket challenge.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity that went viral during the summer of 2014. It involves a person getting challenged to get a bucket of ice-cold water poured over his head or donate money for a charitable cause. While the donations in the USA was for the ALS association, the challenges in the United Kingdom were made in the name of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a sister organization of the ALS Association.

Below are the cricketers who have takes the Ice Bucket Challenge. Chris Gayle was the first to take among cricketers. He in return nominated Kevin Pietersen, Darren Bravo and Suleiman Benn. Pietersen too accepted the challenge.

Here’s Australian coach Darren Lehmann with his Ice Bucket Challenge

Former Indian cricketer Anjum Chopra

The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ was caught up by the English cricketers as well as Stuart Broad posted a video on his Twitter account of him getting drenched in the ice-cold water. He soon nominated former England captain Michael Vaughan, team mate Joe Root and Television and Radio presenter Greg James. While Vaughan posted an update of him getting ready for the imminent ice-bath, which included Instagram feeds and tweets, Joe Root had already passed the challenge to cricketers James Anderson, Ryan Sidebottom and former cricketer Neil Fairbrother. England’s former and future stars, Neil Fairbrother and Ben Stokes take up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Rising England star Ben Stokes took the challenge in his backyard with a little help from his family and nominated Graham Onions, Scott Borthwick and Paul Collingwood to take up the challenge. Stokes, in turn was nominated by England’s former middle-order batsman Neil Fairbrother, who also nominated David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd.   Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are the first Sri Lankan cricketers to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, accepting Sri Lankan fashion icon Otara Gunawardene’s challenge. The video of which has been posted on the Facebook page of Jayawardene, who recently retired from Test cricket. The special thing about their acceptance of the challenge was that they decided not to waste any water and did the act inside an ice bath. While Jayawardene has passed the challenge to team mate and Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews alongside Rahul Dravid and Michael Clarke, Sangakkara has picked Virat Kohli, Dale Steyn and Adam Gilchrist.

Dale Steyn is the first South Africa cricketer to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and he has done so in the most spectacular way so far by taking a video of himself getting a bucket of ice-cold water poured over his head before performing a bungee jump at the Victoria Falls in Zambia. He has now nominated former South African skipper Graeme Smith along with others for the challenge.

Shane Warne takes the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, accepting the nomination of Australian Rules footballer Nick Riewoldt. He posted his feat in a video posted to his Instagram account. He has now challenged former Australia team mate Michael Clarke, Australian Rules fooballer Aaron Hamill and Dimitri Mascarenhas.

James Anderson has taken up the Ice Bucket Challenge. He has now challenged Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and Ian Ward, the former England cricketers and current Sky Sports commentators.

Jonathan Trott, nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge by  Warwickshire cricketer Jim Troughton, has successfully completed the challenge and has now nominated Ian Westwood, Mark Bawden and Jeetan Patel to drench themselves in ice-cold water. Here’s the video that the South Africa-born English cricketer has posted on his Facebook account:

Irfan Pathan, nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge by Robin Uthappa has completed it successfully and he has picked Varun Aaron and Andre Russell among cricketers to take the challenge. Here’s Irfan’s video

Following are the tweets posted by Michael Vaughan on his official Twitter account:

Following is the tweet posted by Joe Root on his official Twitter feed showing him getting a jar of ice-cold water poured on his head:

 Here’s Robin Uthappa accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge. Among cricketers, he has nominated Irfan Pathan and Lokesh Rahul.

Jason Holder accepts Darren Sammy’s challenge within 24 hours. He has nominated Shane Dowrich and Danny Morrison

Stuart Broad has nominated Michael Vaughan, Greg James and Joe Root

Darren Sammy has nominated Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Fidel Edwards

Justin Langer nominated Michael Beer and Marcus North

Yuvraj Singh was nominated by Sania Mirza for the Ice Bucket challenge

Darren Bravo

Photo Courtesy: West Indies Cricket official Facebook page
Photo Courtesy: West Indies Cricket official Facebook page

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Gayle…

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad


West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts


Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test


Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone, final at Delhi Day 4: KL Rahul brings up sixth FC century with six; South Zone 148/1

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Abu Dhabi: Mitchell Marsh gets half-century

Don Bradman dismissed twice on the same day

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Run feast expected in first ODI in Cuttack

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: KL Rahul completes century

Australia reeling at 239/8 at tea on Day 3 of 2nd Test against Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Rameez Raja says he never expected Pakistan batsmen to dominate Australian bowlers

South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15: Chris Gayle confident of West Indies touring South Africa despite dispute with WICB

Don Bradman dismissed twice on the same day

Virat Kohli’s captaincy opportunities important in context of India’s succession plans

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

Happy New Year 1st week box office: Shah Rukh Khan’s film collects Rs 157.57 crore at domestic box office

Beauty Tip #43 — Get fuller-looking lips with home-made sugar scrub

Google extends “Ok, Google” hotword to third-party apps with six lines of code

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Preparations for upcoming World Cup resume as Ind-SL face-off

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Ayurvedic treatment: 7 types of Ayurvedic massages you should know about

Snapdeal faulty delivery: Man orders Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos, receives bar of soap instead!

Gmail for Android updated with Material Design UI and support for other email services

After Bollywood, even Hollywood praises Abhishek Bachchan’s Happy New Year performance!

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: South Zone 62/0 at Tea; need another 239 runs to win

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here