Twitter Rewind: Here are some of the most popular cricket-related tweets in 2021

Some of the top trending cricket-oriented hashtags on Twitter in 2021: #TeamIndia, #IPL2021 and #IndVEng.

MS Dhoni and Virat Kojli
MS Dhoni and Virat Kojli

The year 2021 was full of action-packed cricket events after a silent 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Right from India’s historic Test series win in Australia to an early exit in the recently-concluded ICC T20 World Cup, the journey was no less than a roller-coaster for the ‘Men in Blue.

A recent blog published by Twitter India talked about some of the most popular tweets of the ongoing year. Let’s look at the most liked and retweeted tweets of 2021.

Most Liked Tweet: Virat Kohli’s tweet announcing the birth of his daughter

Team India skipper Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) announced the birth of their daughter Vamika on January 11, 2021. The couple posted a heartfelt note on their respective Twitter handles with a ‘heart’ in the caption

Most Retweeted Tweet: Pat Cummins’ tweet about his donation to COVID relief in India

Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) suddenly became a talking point when he came forward to contribute $50,000 to the PMCares Fund in a fight with the COVID-19. His tweet received the maximum quoted replies in India in 2021. 

Most Retweeted and Liked Tweet in sports: Virat Kohli’s appreciation Tweet for MS Dhoni’s match-winning play during the IPL 

RCB captain Kohli’s appreciation message for former India and current CSK skipper MS Dhoni received the most likes and retweets in 2021. Calling MSD the “King”, VK had written:

“Anddddd the king is back the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight @msdhoni.”

Most Liked Tweet in Government: PM Narendra Modi’s Tweet congratulating Team India for their historic test win against Australia at the Gabba

Apart from sports, the most liked tweet in Government was also related to cricket which was the congratulatory tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) for team India. This came after the Asian Giants had beaten Australia in their home ground for the second consecutive time.

“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,” India’s PM had tweeted.

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