Sunil Chhetri is the top scoring Indian international footballer. Virat Kohli is second to none in contemporary batsmen the world over. The duo has also maintained their trait on twitter – being the top scorers in India on the social media platform.
Tweets by the Indian football captain and the Indian cricket team captain have respectively been the most retweeted and the most liked tweets during the year, according to information released by twitter India, which has rated Kohli’s karva chauth picture with Anushka on his official twitter handle @imVkohli and Chhetri’s emotional plea to fans to watch India’s football matches live in stadiums as “Golden Tweets”.
Virat Kohli’s tweet of a picture with wife Anushka Sharma has emerged as the most liked tweet of 2018 with 215,000 likes. The number is growing by the day.
“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,” twitter India has shared.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 27, 2018
Sunil Chhetri’s Twitter post with is video request to the fans to attend India’s matches in stadiums remains the most retweeted tweet in India during the year. The video, in which Sunil Chhetri had urged the fans to watch the Indian national team play, has been retweeted almost 60 thousand times.
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 video had inspired thousands of fans to turn up to watch India’s Intercontinental Cup 2018 match, leading to the entire stadium in Mumbai being sold out.
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.