Shikhar Dhawan most popular Indian cricketer on Twitter

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Hamilton, March 11: Prolific left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was once again the most talked about Indian cricketer on Twitter, as his ton on Tuesday helped the dedending champions beat Ireland in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the Seddon Park.

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India chased down Ireland's total of 259 runs with eight wickets and 79 balls to spare courtesy knocks from Dhawan (100) and Rohit Sharma (64). Right-hander Rohit was the second most popular 'man-in-blue' on the social networking site, followed by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, according to a report from Twitter released on Wednesday.

File photo of Shikhar Dhawan

The game saw a Tweet Live Impression of 25.1 million users.

For Ireland it was their charismatic middle order-bat Niall O'Brien who was at the helm of the Twitter conversations, followed by their captain William Porterfield and power-hitting opener Paul Sterling.

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