World T20: Sana Mir reigns supreme, Afridi lags behind in social mentions

Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi was the third most mentioned male player

Sports Desk April 06, 2016

Pakistan women's team captain Sana Mir was the most mentioned female player on Facebook during the recently concluded World T20 tournament held in India.

Th 30-year-old was followed by Bangladeshi right-arm medium pacer Jahanara Alam. West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor secured the third place while Indian captain Mithali Raj came on fourth and Australian captain Meg Lanning on fifth position.

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Meanwhile, outgoing Pakistan men's T20I captain Shahid Afridi was the third most mentioned player on Facebook during the same period with Indian T20I captain MS Dhoni second and right-hand batsman Virat Kohli topping the list.

Another Pakistani, right-hand batsman Umar Akmal, was also able to register his name on number eight in the list of the most mentioned players.

The social media platform saw "more than 46 million" interactions during the world event with Pakistan-India match on February 15 at Kolkata attracting 8.2 million engagements - the most during any World T20 match.

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The final between West Indies and England was able to engage the second highest 6.1 million people.

The profile frames feature introduced by Facebook was used 17 million times by cricketers, celebrities, public figures and fans.


Moreover, the International Cricket Council page and the team Facebook pages "totaled over 180 million video views during the same period."

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Also, the special stickers package launched by Facebook for the World T20 was downloaded by 13.9 million cricket fans.


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