How Sports Broke The Internet In India In 2016

For the first time in the history of Twitter India, a sporting hashtag is the number 1 trending topic of the entire year. In fact, sports has dominated the social media space this year on several fronts. On this Special Coversation we feature Sakshi Malik, India's first Female Olympic Medalist in Wrestling, Aakash Chopra, Former Indian Test Cricketer, Aneesh Madani, the Head of Sports Partnerships, Twitter India and Prem Panicker, Senior Cricket Journalist and Former Editorial Director, Rediff and Managing Editor, Yahoo India. #Rio2016 was the most trended hashtag and among the top 10 most trended topics in India in 2016, 7 came from the world of sport. The Golden Tweet or most retweeted/liked tweet came from Virat Kohli when he defended Anushka Sharma against trolls. Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar were among the top 3 new entrants on Twitter in 2016.