#INDvPAK: 3 million Tweets in the past 3 years

By Aneesh Madani
Saturday, 19 March 2016

As the ICC #WT20 Super 10 stage rolls on, cricket fans around the world are gearing up for the clash of the tournament, as India plays Pakistan at the iconic Eden Gardens.

In fact, 3 million Tweets have been sent with the official match hashtag of India-Pakistan matches over the last three years.

Not just that, #INDvPAK in #CWC15 was the most-Tweeted international cricket match ever with 1.7 million Tweets, and the recent Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan was the most-Tweeted T20 international of all time with 670,000 Tweets.

Will fans come together to break the most Tweeted T20 international record again tonight?

Time will tell as they will have multiple opportunities to get involved in the fun around the match tonight, whether it is getting the chance to the ask the winning captain a question by Tweeting to @ICC with #AskCaptain, or by showing their support to their team by Tweeting with #IND or #PAK to get an emoji of the Indian or Pakistani national flags. To collect Twitter Trump Cards of the players, fans can also Tweet to @ICCLive with #WorldT20Heroes!

The players will be at the centre of attention tonight, and the Twitter Dream XI, which is the list of the eleven most-mentioned international cricketers over the past year, has eight players from India and Pakistan who will take the field today. They are:

  1. Mohammed Hafeez (@MHafeez22) [PAKISTAN]
  2. Virat Kohli (@imvkohli) [INDIA]
  3. M.S.Dhoni (@msdhoni) [INDIA]
  4. Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) [INDIA]
  5. Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) [PAKISTAN]
  6. Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) [INDIA]
  7. Ravichandran Ashwin (@ashwinravi99) [INDIA]
  8. Wahab Riaz (@wahabviki) [PAKISTAN]

At the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015, India registered a famous win and here were the most mentioned players from that game. Who will make the cut tonight?

#INDvPAK: 3 million Tweets in the past 3 years

We can’t wait for the cricket to start, and here’s a look at some of the Tweets in the build up to the match: