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Here’s how India came together in 2021, #OnlyOnTwitter.

AZIR KHOBOR, India, December 17 : In 2021, connection was more important than it’s ever been. Whether it was people connecting with strangers on Twitter during the COVID-19 second wave in India and turning the service into a real-time helpline, or forging friendships and announcing them to the world through hashtags like #WeMetOnTwitter. From #Tokyo2020 to #CricketTwitter, people came to the service to watch sports together, and have a conversation in real-time. People also connected in new ways – Twitter Spaces introduced a refreshing new format to hear from and speak with voices from around the world. Most Retweeted Tweet: As the second COVID-19 wave hit India, people from across the world came forward to support the country. Among them was Australian cricketer Pat Cummins (@patcummins30), who made a donation towards COVID relief in India, and took to Twitter to encourage others to do the same. The generosity of the Tweet received gratitude from people all over the country, making this the most Retweeted Tweet in India in 2021.

Most Liked Tweet: Earlier this year, cricketer ViratKohli (@imVkohli) and his wife, actor Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) welcomed their first child. Kohli’s Tweet announcing the arrival of their daughter was ecstatically received by the couple’s fans, and all of India, making it the most Liked Tweet of 2021. Last year, ViratKohli’s (@imVkohli) Tweet announcing Anushka Sharma’s pregnancy became the ‘Most Liked Tweet of 2020’.


Top Tweets in Government Most Retweeted Tweet in Government: Prime Minister NarendraModi’s (@narendramodi) Tweet sharing a picture of him getting his first COVID-19 vaccine As people continued to take to Twitter to stay informed about vaccination efforts and talk about their experiences, Prime Minister NarendraModi’s (@narendramodi) Tweet about him getting his first vaccine dose became the most Retweeted Tweet of the year. The Tweet also expressed gratitude to doctors, scientists and medical workers for their
undeterred contribution towards the COVID-19 battle. Most Liked Tweet in Government: Prime Minister NarendraModi’s (@narendramodi)Tweet congratulating #TeamIndiafor their historic test win against Australia
at the GabbaThe Indian cricket team started the year with one of the most historic victories in the history of Indian Cricket, defeating Australia at the Gabba and stirring conversations across the world – and on Twitter. Fans of the Indian Cricket team applauded and hailed the team the world over. Prime Minister Modi (@narendramodi) also took to the service to applaud the team.Top Tweets in Business 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 seventy years of the airlines being state-owned. Expressing his delight at the
development, Ratan Tata (@RNTata2000), Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Tweeted a heartfelt note saying, “Welcome back, Air India”, with an iconic picture of the early Air India planes. Just like the news, the Tweet
generated conversations on Twitter, becoming the most Retweeted Tweet in business.Top Tweets in Entertainment Most Retweeted Tweet in entertainment: Vijay’s (@actorvijay) Tweet unveiling the first look of
#BeastEntertainment fans, especially Tamil speaking audiences, make for some of the most passionate audiences on Twitter. This popularity was clear when Vijay (@actorvijay) Tweeted the first look of his much-awaited movie
#Beast and fans left no stone unturned in showcasing their excitement. The actor’s popularity made this Tweet the most Retweeted one in entertainment. Top Tweets in Sports Most Retweeted and Liked Tweet in sports: ViratKohli’s (@imVkohli) appreciation Tweet for M.S Dhoni’s (@msdhoni) match-winning play during the IPL MS Dhoni (@msdhoni) had #CricketTwitter buzzing with his final-over masterstroke against Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) that carried Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) into the season’s semi-finals. Among the awe- struck fans was ViratKohli (@imVkohli) – India’s cricket captainhimself, who hailed his contemporary by calling him ‘King’ in an all-hearts appreciation Tweet. This Tweet was the most Retweeted Tweet in sports this year. Most Tweeted hashtags Conversations on Twitter are tied together by hashtags (#s). When people Tweet with a hashtag, they become a part of the conversation. These were the most Tweeted hashtags on Twitter in India in 2021.#Covid19, #FarmersProtest, #TeamIndia, #Tokyo2020, #IPL2021, #IndVEng, #Diwali, #Master, #Bitcoin, #PermissionToDance. In addition to the most Tweeted hashtags, several other conversations across categories kept people engaged and Tweeting.

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