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#ThankYouSachin trends on Twitter for over a week

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MUMBAI: He is not called the living legend for no reason. As Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket, there was frenzy on the social media sites. Good wishes started pouring in for the cricketer from all quarters on Twitter.

#ThankYouSachin trended for over a week on Twitter.

According to Asterii Analytics that took a sneak peek into the magnitude of the hashtag, which was used to send wishes to Sachin, there were over 1.2 million tweets as on 17th November, 2013 with the hashtag #ThankYouSachin. Since, this hash tag was popularised by BCCI in order to send people personalised picture of Sachin with his photograph, the trend took off really well.

Interestingly, it was in October when a Twitter user originally used the hashtag to thank Sachin and Dravid, but BCCI picked it up in November after looking at its popularity.

Umpteen blogs were also written on Sachin using the hashtag to pay a tribute to the cricketing legend. Out of the total number, 46 per cent of the tweets were replies, while 34 per cent were original tweets and 20 per cent were retweets.

Other hashtags like #SRT200, #SachinSachin, #Respect, #Legend etc., also trended over the week.

As expected, around 90 per cent of the tweets were generated in India but countries like Pakistan, UK, and USA also contributed to this trend.

Interestingly, 87 per cent of the tweeters were male while 13 per cent comprised of female fans.

“I am really touched with #ThankYouSachin messages. Your support all these years have inspired me to give my best.” by Sachin Tendulkar was the most re-tweeted tweet. It was re-tweeted 15,772 times and was a favourite of 10,406 people on Twitter.

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