Virat Kohli’s tweet on expecting child breaks PM Modi’s record on Twitter
First Published 28, Aug 2020, 12:58 PM
Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli announced that he and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January 2021. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper’s tweet created a huge buzz on internet. Kohli’s tweet is set to create a record now.
At 11.03 AM on Thursday (August 27), Kohli wrote on his Twitter account with a picture of him and Anushka together.
He captioned the post, “And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 (sic).” The same was shared by Anushka on her Twitter page.
Soon, cricketers, netizens, actors, fans started congratulating the couple on social media.
The same post was shared by Kohli and Anushka on their respective Instagram handles.
Kohli is the most popular cricketer on social media. His tweets and Instagram posts gain huge ‘likes’.
Now, the announcement of Anushka’s pregnancy by Kohli is set to shatter all records for the year 2020 on Twitter.
So far, Kohli’s tweet has garnered over 5.71 lakh ‘likes’ (at the time of writing this article on August 28, 12.50 PM IST). This is more than what he had got for his wedding tweet in December 2017.
At the time, on December 11, 2017, Kohli had tweeted about him getting married to Anushka. That tweet got more than 5.26 lakh ‘likes’.
Also, in 2018, his tweet on Karva Chauth was the ‘most liked’ tweet of the year. It had got over 2 lakh ‘likes’.
In 2019, Kohli topped ‘most retweeted sports’ tweet list with his tweet for MS Dhoni on the former captain’s birthday. “In sports, Vikat Kohli wished M.S Dhoni on his birthday, which became the most Retweeted Tweet in the world of sports. This heartfelt Tweet by Kohli on Mahi’s birthday with a picture of the duo together made for an epic moment for Indian cricket fans,” Twitter announced on its blog.
In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet on BJP’s victory in the Lok Sabha election, was India’s ‘Golden Tweet’ of the year. It had got over 4.11 lakh likes and retweeted more than 1.13 lakh times.
Kohli’s tweet announcing Anushka’s pregnancy is still getting likes and it could well emerge as the most-liked tweet of 2020. It has already surpassed PM Modi's most-liked tweet from 2019.