Updated: December 9, 2021 10:01:43 am
Twitter has revealed the top tweets of the year 2021 in India. The 2021 recap looks at the most liked tweet, the most retweeted tweet, and the top tweets in various categories like business, sports, entertainment, etc. The list is based on the number of likes and retweets that the various tweets received throughout the year, between January 1, 2021, and November 15, 2021. Here’s the complete list.
Most Liked Tweet
Cricketer Virat Kohli and his wife, actor Anushka Sharma welcomed their first child this year and this was the most liked tweet of 2021 from India. Kohli’s Tweet announcing the arrival of their daughter on Twitter got 539.1K likes and 50.4K retweets.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 11, 2021
Most retweeted tweet
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins’ tweet encouraging the world to show support for India when it was hit by the second COVID wave was the most retweeted tweet of the year. The tweet amassed 488.1K likes and 114.1K retweets.
Cummins tweet was also the most quote retweeted tweet of the year, getting quote retweeted 21.9K times.
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021
Top tweets in various categories
Government: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet congratulating Team India for winning their historic test win against Australia at the Gabba became the most liked tweet in the Government category, while his tweet sharing a picture of himself receiving his first COVID vaccine became the most retweeted one.
We are all overjoyed at the success of the Indian Cricket Team in Australia. Their remarkable energy and passion was visible throughout. So was their stellar intent, remarkable grit and determination. Congratulations to the team! Best wishes for your future endeavours.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2021
Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS.
Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.
I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free! pic.twitter.com/5z5cvAoMrv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 1, 2021
Business: Ratan Tata’s tweet celebrating Tata Son’s Air India win after nearly seventy years of the airlines being state-owned, became the most liked and most retweeted tweet in the Government category.
Welcome back, Air India 🛬🏠 pic.twitter.com/euIREDIzkV
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) October 8, 2021
Entertainment: Indian Actor Vijay announcing the first look of his much-awaited movie Beast on Twitter became the most liked and retweeted tweet in the Entertainment category.
— Vijay (@actorvijay) June 21, 2021
Sports: Virat Kohli expressing his appreciation for MS Dhoni during the latter’s final-over performance in the Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals match became the most liked and retweeted tweet in the Sports category.
Anddddd the king is back ❤️the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight.@msdhoni
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 10, 2021
Most tweeted emojis
These were the emojis that India Tweeted with the most this year.
Most tweeted hashtags
Conversations on Twitter are tied together by hashtags (#s). When people Tweet with a hashtag, they become a part of the conversation. These were the most Tweeted hashtags on Twitter in India in 2021.
In addition to the most tweeted hashtags, a number of other hashtags were also popular in various categories. In current affairs, #Covid19, #Afghanistan, #CGL19marks, #IndianArmy and #Uttarakhand were the most popular topics people tweeted around.
Meanwhile, in the Culture category, #Diwali, #EidMubarak, #RepublicDay, #IndependenceDay, and #InternationalWomensDay were the most used hashtags. Cryptocurrency was a popular topic globally in 2021 and the top hashtags in this category included #Bitcoin, #BSC, #Crypto, #NFT, and #DeFi.