Ind-Pak match becomes most tweeted about ODI on Twitter with 2.9 mn tweets
MUMBAI: The India vs Pakistan game broke cricket records by becoming the most Tweeted about one day international (ODI) match generating 2.9 million Tweets.
While there was a dialogue between both countries on the platform, when we compared official hashtags like #TeamIndia and #WeHaveWeWill, as well as the number of Tweets mentioning Indian cricketers and Pakistani cricketers, the Indian side dominated the conversation on Twitter.
India won by 89 runs in Manchester on Sunday to extend their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in the World Cup history.
Most Tweeted About Players
The captain of #TeamIndia Virat Kohli (@ImVkohli), who also became the fastest player to achieve the milestone of 11,000 ODI runs, was the most Tweeted about player during the #INDvPAK match. Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45), thanks to his epic 24th century in ODI was the second on the list, followed by Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54), all-rounder Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni (@msdhoni).
Most Tweeted About Moments
Here are the most Tweeted about moments from #INDvPAK, basis the conversation peaks – Tweets per minute (TPM)
1. Vijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) taking a wicket off his first World Cup ball
2. Rohit Sharma’s (@ImRo45) brilliant innings of 140 runs; his second 100 of #CWC19
3. Rain interruption in the first half of the innings during Team India’s batting
Top Retweeted Tweets
Fans love when their heroes perform on the field. A Tweet by @ImRo45 celebrating his 2nd century of #CWC19 became the most Retweeted Tweet from Sunday’s match.