Sporting Sunday: Twitter flooded with emotions over Wimbledon, CWC; Pichai, Chhetri, B-town tweet
Indian politicians also tweeted about the 'unbelievable day for sports', and the sportsman spirit displayed.
At Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win the title after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker. At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon final and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time.
Meanwhile at Lord's, England and New Zealand played the first Super Over in cricket World Cup history, after the two teams were tied at 241 runs at the end of 50 overs. The six-ball shootout also ended in a tie, with both sides hitting 15 runs; but England went on to lift the trophy after a 44-year wait, by virtue of a superior boundary count in the match.
As things got tense on the court and pitch, Twitterati too seemed to go into an overdrive. Even the official handles of the sports tweeted at each other, with Wimbledon asking the International Cricket Council (ICC), "How are you coping your end?" . And the latter replying, 'a bit hectic.'
@Wimbledon Things are a bit hectic here right now, we'll get back to you #CWC19 | #Wimbledon | #CWC1FINAL— ICC (@ICC) 1563128226000
Google boss Sundar Pichai, known to be an avid cricket fan, wrote on the microblogging site, "Tiebreak #WimbledonFinal and superover #CricketWorldCupFinal , can't script this!!"
Tiebreak #WimbledonFinal and superover #CricketWorldCupFinal , can't script this!!— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) 1563127393000
Indian politicians, too, tweeted about the 'unbelievable day for sports' and the sportsman spirit displayed. Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said he had 'no words to describe the euphoria'.
#CWC19Final & #WimbledonFinal! Unbelievable day for sports, no words to describe the euphoria! Both matches will… https://t.co/aPIIB69zi3— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) 1563131836000
BJP National Spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia spent the Sunday watching the CWC match on TV and the Wimbledon final on his iPad.
What a super Sunday !!! Was watching the superover #CricketWorldCupFinal on Television and #WimbledonFinal… https://t.co/OdW22wWAuP— Gaurav Bhatia (@gauravbh) 1563131384000
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also took to Twitter to laud the sportsmanship and congratulate the winners.
Not just the #CWC19 final but at the #WimbledonFinal too, it was sportsmanship personified all the way ! Congratul… https://t.co/ix14aFgC71— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) 1563130839000
Congratulations @England for becoming the @cricketworldcup Champion 2019 !!! #CWC19 And Team #NewZealand , you a… https://t.co/JMYDBDWv9e— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) 1563130047000
The sports world was not behind in sharing their emotions on social media. Footballer Sunil Chhetri, who said he stayed up past his bedtime to watch all the action, said, "What an incredible few hours of sport!."
It's way past my bed time but I'll get the body to understand what just happened at The Lords and on Centre Court.… https://t.co/AkV4SrGJug— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) 1563129594000
Former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi wrote, 'No one lost at Lord’s & at Wimbledon...Only cricket & tennis won'.
On a mighty glorious Sunday no one lost at Lord’s..& at Wimbledon...Only Cricket & Tennis Won...Sporting contests w… https://t.co/jLJ2rboMQ1— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) 1563131126000
Danish golfer Thomas Bjorn also commented on the various international sporting events taking place simultaneously.
I’m stressed Cricket World Cup final British Grand Prix Wimbledon Scottish Open I don’t own enough screens!— Thomas Bjorn (@thomasbjorngolf) 1563106958000
Bollywood, too, flooded Twitter with messages on what were a gripping few hours. Actor Riteish Deshmukh called it the greatest sporting day ever.
Is this the greatest sporting day across sports ever !!!!! #CricketMeriJaan super over & #Wimbledon2019— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 1563127355000
Has there been a better Sunday for a genuine sports enthusiast.. the Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup finals goi… https://t.co/GmiiGaTu9C— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 1563129288000
Director Anurag Kashyap, who displayed his disappointment over England winning by the virtue of more boundaries, called it the greatest day in sport, adding that 'film-making is nothing compared to playing the game'.
With the Wimbledon and the Cricket finals , this had to be the greatest day in the sports of all time for the fans.… https://t.co/tVyMkVG0lb— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) 1563129551000