Virat Kohli took Twitter by storm during Sunday night’s ICC World T20 match between India and Australia. Kohli reduced Australia’s bowlers to mere bystanders with a masterful 82 that led hosts India to a six-wicket win and a World T20 semifinal against the West Indies in Mumbai. (Kohli Masterclass Prompts Sachin Tendulkar Comparisons)
Kohli was the most mentioned player on Twitter, followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hit the winning runs against Australia. Yuvraj Singh, who batted on despite an ankle injury was the third-most popular Indian. (Kohli’s Placement of Shots is Better Than Brian Lara: Ian Chappell)
Shane Watson, who played his last international game, was popular among the Australians followed by Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch. (Australian Media Lauds Virat Kohli Masterclass)
Following are some interesting highlights on Twitter during the India versus Australia match in Mohali:
#INDvAUS was trending throughout the day on Twitter. The total number of Tweets generated during the live match window was 973,000.
The winning moment broke all the records from the past generating 16,000 Tweets per minute.
Four needed from the last over generated 12,100 tweets per minute while Kohli’s three boundaries in-a-row saw 7,500 excited fans tweeting per minute
(With inputs from Twitter)