June 25, 2017
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Trophy-worthy Tweets During Pakistan’s ICC Win

Last Sunday, India and Pakistan–long-time sports rivals–battled it out on the field to prove who has the greatest cricket team. Pakistan emerged as the champion, and their whole face-off garnered 1.8 million tweets from fans all over the world. Now known as the most tweeted one-day international, the result sure came as a surprise to many who didn’t expect the team that ranked last to best the others.

The last Championship Trophy took place in 2013, and social media has gone a long way since then. For the 2017 edition,Twitter partnered with Nissan to give fans access to real-time Match highlights through an Amplify deal. ICC also launched a Direct Message chatbot that supplies fans with video replies from captains and commentators. These additional features contributed to a more personalized experience which was greatly welcomed by followers of the match.

Below, we present the best tweets from the game which deserve their own spotlight moment. Whether you rooted for Pakistan or India, prepare to laugh, cringe, or fall off the edge of your seats.

 

 

Congratulations, Pakistan!