The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals.
There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match yesterday on Facebook, the world’s biggest social media platform said in statement. Interestingly, while 5.9 million people in India had 16.9 million interactions on Facebook about the match, 1.1 million in Pakistan had 3.3 million interactions. The most discussed players were ‘Men of the Match’ Virat Kohli (scored a century) of India and Sohail Khan of Pakistan (scalped 5 wickers).
Microblogging site Twitter said a total of 16.94 lakh tweets were sent out during the game. “The total number of views of tweets related to #INDvsPAK during the live #CWC15 match window was 118.3 million,” it said in a statement. The top tweets per minute were India’s win by 76 runs (9,987 TPM), Virat Kohli’s century (7,159 TPM) and his dismissal at 107 runs (6,916 TPM). Most re-tweeted tweets included those from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, legend Sachin Tendulkar, ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh actors Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, besides Board of Control for Cricket in India. On Facebook, players, teams and news outlets posted content about the match. “Feeling awesome” and the “best Sunday ever”, Kohli himself posted on Facebook.