ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: India-Pakistan match scales new heights on social media

Shashi / 17 February 2015

The International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 India and Pakistan cricket match of Pool B at Adelaide was treated on Facebook by about 90 lakh people, while nearly 17 lakh people discussed in twitter about the match. 

The world’s biggest social media platform informed on that social networking site (Facebook) there were also 2.5 crore interactions about the clash of the arch-rivals. Moreover, while 1.1 million in Pakistan had 3.3 million debates and 5.9 million people in India had 16.9 million discussions on Facebook about the game.

The most discussed players were ‘Men of the Match’ Virat Kohli who hit glorious ton and Sohail Khan of Pakistan who took 5 wickets in the game, Microblogging site Twitter said a total of near about 17 lakh tweets were sent out during the the clash. 

Twitter authority said in a statement that the total number of views of tweets related to ‘#INDvsPAK’ during the live ‘#CWC15’ match window was 118.3 million. 

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 added those from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh, Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, besides Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

On Facebook, teams, players and news outlets posted content about the clash of the arch-rivals.

Kohli himself posted on facebook. Take a look.


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