India and Pakistan clashed on Saturday in what was the 19th match of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20. Both the men’s and women’s teams from the two nations were playing in Kolkata and New Delhi respectively. (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)
The social was abuzz with the discussions about the match with Facebook witnessed 22 million interactions between 8.2 million unique Facebook users showcasing support for their teams.
The users mentioned different names of players for both the matches and the most mentioned cricketers were India’s Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and from the women’s match were India’s Mithali Raj and Pakistan’s Sana Mir.
Twitter also on fire
Not only Facebook but Twitter was also abuzz with the India-Pakistan match. The #INDvPAK was the top trend on Saturday and it recorded over 1.2m tweets which is a record for any T20I.
Team India returning to the dressing room after the game, waved to me. Felt like I never left the team…#IndvsPak (2/2)
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 19 March 2016
Earlier it was the Asia Cup match between the same teams.
Virat Kohli, who steered India to a six-wicket win, was the mentioned player on the site.