Virat Kohli’s tweet featuring a picture with wife Anushka Sharma on the occasion of Karva Chauth, with over 215 thousand likes and still counting, emerged as the most liked Tweet of 2018. Along with Virat Kohli’s tweet, Sunil Chhetri’s Twitter post of a heartfelt plea to fans to go watch India football matches in the stadiums earned him the most retweeted tweet from India in 2018 — making the both of them the “Golden Tweets”, Twitter India announced on Wednesday. The video, in which Sunil Chhetri had urged the fans to watch the Indian national team play, was retweeted almost 60 thousand times.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 27, 2018
Following Sunil Chhetri’s plea, thousands had rushed to watch India’s match against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup 2018, resulting in the tickets being sold out. Eventually, India went on to win the Intercontinental Cup.
This is nothing but a small plea from me to you. Take out a little time and give me a listen. pic.twitter.com/fcOA3qPH8i
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) June 2, 2018
The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings‘ (CSK) theme song ‘Whistle Podu’ and the hashtag IPL 2018 made their way to the top 10 hashtags on Indian Twitter in 2018.
With 2018 being their comeback year, CSK had the crowd chanting #WhistlePodu as they made the dash for the coveted IPL 2018 trophy.
As for IPL 2018, it continued to be one of the major topics of discussion among fans. Even more so, special Twitter emojis for all the eight franchises were made.
As far as the most influential moments on Twitter in 2018 are concerned, IPL 2018, WhistlePodu and Asian Games 2018 emerged winners in sports.
Hima Das had claimed silver in the women’s 400 metres race, PV Sindhu had also claimed a historic silver in the women’s singles event and Bajrang Punia had won his maiden Asian Games gold.
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