Team India captain Virat Kohli and wrestler Geeta Phogat took to Twitter this year to become the most mentored Indian athlete. He left behind the likes of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in this case. This year there was a lockdown due to corona worldwide, due to which sports activities were stalled for a long time. During this, the players and the fans connected with each other on Twitter. Former India captain Mahendra Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15 this year, following which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter praising Dhoni’s contribution to cricket. Dhoni had responded to this letter which was the most retweeted tweet on Twitter at the Indian Games this year.
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Virat had given information about the new guest coming home by sharing a photo with his wife Anushka Sharma on Twitter. His post was most liked on Twitter. IPL 2020 ranked first in terms of most hashtags in sports. This time due to Corona, the 13th season of the IPL was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings team was the most tweeted team in the IPL 2020 and the WhistlePodu hashtag was the second highest tweeter on Twitter this year, while the Team India hashtag stood third.
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This year, Virat ranked first among the most mentored Indian male athletes on Twitter, while Dhoni was second and Rohit Sharma was third. Geetha Phogat, a wrestler in the women’s Olympic Games race, dominated Twitter and finished first, while badminton stars PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal finished second and third respectively.
Cricket is the most liked sport in India but this year, Twitter received the most tweets about football other than cricket while basketball (NBA) was second and F1 racing third on the list. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo came first in the tweeting about global sports personalities in India, while Australia’s explosive opener David Warner was second and former South Africa all-rounder AB de Villiers was third.
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