The most talked about tweets from the world of sports in 2016

Here are the top 6 tweets that made the headline in 2016.

By Sahil Bakshi | Updated: Dec 17, 2016, 16:02 PM IST
The most talked about tweets from the world of sports in 2016

Be it Indian cricket team’s dominant performances, eye-opening achievements from female athletes in Olympics or Paralympian’s superior medals tally as compared to Olympians in Rio, 2016 was an eventful year as far as sports is concerned.

Here, we look at the top sports-based tweets which made headlines in the year 2016.

1. Virat Kohli’s tweet of support to Anushka Sharma:- The Indian Test skipper supported the Bollywood actress after suffering non-stop trolling on the social media platform.
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2. Shobhaa De's criticism of Indian Olympians performance in Rio:- With India enduring a medal-less outing in Rio Olympics until Sakshi Malik broke the deadlock with her bronze, Shobhaa De had slammed the athletes performances but sparked a severe outrage amongst sports passionate fans and celebrities including Abhinav Bindra. 
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3. Virender Sehwag combining US Presidential Election and Demonetisation in one tweet: India might have been busy tracking the progression of US Presidential elections on November 8, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the biggest announcement of his political career – to demonetize Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes in a move to eliminate black money from the country. Tiwtter guru Virender Sehwag summed up both top trending topics in one tweet.
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4. Piers Morgan mocking India's poor show in Rio Olympics:- British Journalist Piers Morgan mocked India’s performance at Rio Olympics after the nation’s record contingent could only garner 2 medals. His criticism didn't go down well and faced backlash from Twitter users all across India.
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5. Gautam Gambhir's inspiration tweet on being snubbed for India-England series:- Ahead of India’s Test series with England, Gautam Gambhir was considered favourite to make his return to the national team squad but was snubbed by selectors despite magical performances in Ranji Trophy. The veteran wrote an inspirational tweet soon after BCCI had announced the squad. The disappointment was such that cricket lovers didn’t even spare Virat Kohli for the decision to ditch Gambhir.
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6. Vijender Singh's tweet on war with Pakistan following Uri attack:- Soon after Pakistani terrorists had killed 18 Indian soldiers in Uri, boxer Vijender Singh had tweeted extreme displeasure at the incident, suggest an all-out war with Pakistan to resolve the issue once and for all.
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