It’s been quite a year on Twitter and also for the company, which recently got a new CEO, the IIT Bombay alumnus Parag Agrawal. Besides, it played a critical role in delivering information when the Delta strain brought about a deadly second wave for India. Here are a few trends and moments that dominated Twitter in India this year.
Vijay The Telegraph
Most retweeted tweet in entertainment: Vijay’s (@actorvijay) tweet unveiling the first look of #Beast.
Pat Cummins The Telegraph
Most retweeted tweet: Pat Cummins’s (@patcummins30) tweet about his donation to Covid relief in India.
Most retweeted tweet in business: Ratan Tata’s (@RNTata2000) tweet celebrating Tata Son’s Air India win. This October, the Tata Group welcomed back Air India into its fold — after nearly 70 years of the airlines being state-owned.
A recent picture of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma with their daughter The Telegraph
Most liked tweet: Virat Kohli’s (@imVkohli) tweet announcing the birth of his daughter. Earlier this year, he and his wife, actor Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) welcomed their first child.
Most retweeted and liked tweet in sports: Virat Kohli’s (@imVkohli) appreciation tweet for M.S Dhoni’s (@msdhoni) match-winning play during the IPL. Dhoni had #CricketTwitter buzzing with his final-over masterstroke against Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) that carried Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) into the season’s semi-finals.
Most tweeted hashtags: #Covid19, #FarmersProtest, #TeamIndia, #Tokyo2020, #IPL2021, #IndVEng, #Diwali, #Master, #Bitcoin, #PermissionToDance
Most tweeted hashtags — current affairs: #Covid19, #Afghanistan, #CGL19marks, #IndianArmy, #Uttarakhand
Most tweeted about digital assets: #Bitcoin, #BSC, #Crypto, #NFT, #DeFi