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Cricket and Twitter Pakistan

As Pakistanis, cricket is an integral part of our lives. It is a part and parcel of being associated to this nation. It’s been there while we’re growing up and this instills into us great passion and love for the sport. Conversations (and fights) revolving around cricket can sprout up between friends and total strangers.

With the development of internet, social websites are becoming a common platform for cricket enthusiasts to express and talk about anything and everything related to cricket. One such social media is Twitter. It’s a live streaming of tweets and a savior for those unable to watch live matches. One will always find pre-, during and post-match updates. Such great an excitement cricket generates, one is bound to come across profiles on Twitter which mentions the interest and junoonthey have for it.

There’s a different degree of craze when it comes to this sport. It is discussed and followed religiously. As food and drink are vital to sustain life, cricket serves an equal importance. Twitter is just the perfect place to talk about, debate, vent and express all things cricket. Everything is analysed – from the pitch status to the toss of the coin, from those included in the squad to the batting line up, from batsmen to bowlers, from those in-form to those who’re not, from deliveries to shots, from outs to not-outs, from the umpire’s decision to Hawk-Eye, from the team that won to the one that lost, from records to rankings, from ODIs to Test matches and T20s, from yesterday’s match to an up-coming series – not a stone is left unturned.

As we speak, cricket tweets are making rounds with #Cricket, #AusvsSA and #FBT20 being hash-tagged as trending topics with the most talked about is Ricky Ponting’s retirement and the on-going Faysal Bank T20 matches.

Here’s what some tweeples have to say –

In another news, another crushing victory of Bangldesh over Windies by 160 runs. #cricket The world is definitely ending in 19 days.

There are two kind of teams in #FBT20, 1) Sialkot Stallions 2) Rest of the 13 Teams.

LL 182-4(20overs) The best league match will be LL v SS #FBT20

Shahid Afridi also become 1st Spin bowler to take 150 wickets in Twenty20 Matches #FBT20

Lahoriyonnnn, Come join me at Qaddafi stadium. Amazing environment here. #FBT20

Rameez and Rameez opening the batting for Zebras against Stallions. Baray dino baad Rana Naved ankal dikhay hain aaj#FBT20

Really glad for Kami Bhai’s 59 today. 🙂 #LahoreLions #FBT20

Afridi did 50 today. Woah back in form #fbt20

Ricky Ponting gets a guard of honour from the South Africans! One last time. A fitting tribute to a departing legend. #Cricket #AusvSA

The greatest Aussie-era is over with his majesty…Ricky Ponting!

Ricky Ponting’s retirement announcement: One Pakistani bowler who must be happy today: Rana Naveed-ul-Hassan (Avg angst him: 207)#Cricket

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This was Graeme Smith’s 22nd win outside home and he is just one victory short of equalying Clive Llyod who has 23 wins abroad.#AusvSA

Michael Clarke is named Man of the Series while Hashim Amla Man of the Match. #AusvSA

The problem with domestic cricket is that I have to support pieces of both teams in the same match.

Cricket will be poorer without you. Cricket will always be indebted to ricky ponting!! #SAVAUS

Woke up to the news of South Africa annihilating Australia by 309 runs in the third & final test to clinch the series 1-0. Go Proteas!

All aspects of cricket are covered. Criticism, judgements and opinions are given. On days where emotions revolving around a particular match are running high, ball-by-ball commentary goes on and tweets are being posted at such a speed, it might get impossible to keep a track at times. You may or may not have any interest in the game, but you’ll definitely have your TL filled, or shall I say ‘spammed’, with cricket-related tweets. With Pakistan going to face South Africa and followed by India later this month, what more can die-hard Pakistani fan ask for. Hate it or love it, cricket will always be a part of you.

About Author:

Aisha Tariq — 23, studying dentistry, cricket and tennis enthusiast, loves traveling, animals, music and reading books. She tweets as @aitowaii.

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