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Cricketers choose Facebook, Twitter to react to the India vs Australia semi final

All that people could talk about on social media was the big semi-final between India and Australia. Even as Indians watched Dhoni and team falter, opinions, status messages and tweets continued to po

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All that people could talk about on social media was the big semi-final between India and Australia. Even as Indians watched Dhoni and team falter, opinions, status messages and tweets continued to pour in with simmering anxiety. Facebook  recorded as many as 6 million people in India talking about the match, with 17 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) driving around the game. Twitter India had the #IndvsAus trending right on top way before the match began, and stayed on for hours even after the match was over.

Across the globe, 8.8 million people drove 24.5 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) around the match on Facebook. For team India, Virat Kohli dominated the conversation, while Steve Smith was the most buzzed about Australian player on the social media site.

Post the match, MS Dhoni also took to Facebook to express his emotions about the defeat and talk about his retirement.

MS Dhoni: “They played very good cricket, over 300 is always a difficult score, I felt it was just over par, they could…

Posted by MS Dhoni on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sachin Tendulkar reacted to India’s loss on Facebook saying: “A tough game today and a loss is always difficult to handle. But you have played some terrific cricket throughout and all the fans have enjoyed watching you….”

Well played in the ICC World Cup Team India. A tough game today and a loss is always difficult to handle. But you have…

Posted by Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yivraj Singh, the man of the tournament in the last world cup also used the platform to offer his opinion, “India had a really good tournament. Sad for my boys but Australia has played some outstanding cricket in this world cup deserves to be in the final.”

india had a really had good tournament. Sad for my boys but Australia has played some outstanding cricket in this w cup deserves to be in the final

Posted by Yuvraj Singh on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Actor Amir Khan also posted on Facebook post the match defeat.

Well played Australia. Thank you to the Indian team for taking us to the semis. Hard luck and well played.

Posted by Aamir Khan on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Twitter was abuzz with all things World Cup too. It had hashtags like #WeWontGiveitBack, #ChaloGiveItBack, Jadeja, Anushka among others. Jadeja’s hair trended for quite a bit at the beginning of the match, while Anushka Sharma took the spotlight in the evening as users took potshots at her and blamed her for Virat Kohli’s poor performance.

Apart from this chatter, there were some tweets from notable accounts. We’ve collated the best one’s out for you:

  • Published Date: March 27, 2015 6:22 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 28, 2015 12:16 PM IST