Team India’s ICC U19 WC victory received over 5 lakh tweets

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MUMBAI: Twitter has recorded a new high for the ICC U19 World Cup finals 2018 as over 500,000 Tweets celebrated India’s win.

History was made at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui as the #BoysInBlue from India clinched the ICC Under 19 World title defeating Australia by eight wickets in the mega final on Saturday. This is India’s fourth U-19 World Cup title after Mohammad Kaif’s (@MohammadKaif) team won it in 2000, Virat Kohli’s (@imVkohli) team won it in 2008 and Unmkut Chand (@UnmuktChand9) led India won in 2012.

Led by skipper Prithvi Shaw the Indian colts put forth a stellar show in the all-important finals. Fans, famous personalities, sports stars celebrated this huge win on Twitter which made #ICCU19WC break records on the platform. The conversation peaked between 4-5 pm on 3 February garnering over 126,000 Tweets.

Aneesh Madani, Twitter Asia Pacific head of sports partnerships said, “Nothing brings Twitter in India together like a tournament win by the national cricket team at any level! A showcase of the power that sport holds to drive massive volumes of conversation in the moment.”


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