Former Pakistan captain bagged 47.3 per cent of the votes casted
A poll conducted by International Cricket Council (ICC) on their Twitter page sent the social media users in India and Pakistan into a frenzy as the former Men in Green captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan beat Indian skipper Virat Kohli by the barest of margins.
The aforementioned poll asked the Twitter users to choose the best captain among Khan, Kohli, South Africa's Ab de Villiers and Australia's Meg Lanning.
“You decide which of these ‘pacesetters’ were the best among these geniuses!” tweeted ICC.
Who would you rate as the best among these giants?— ICC (@ICC) January 12, 2021
536, 346 votes users casted their vote, which the former Pakistan captain won by bagging 47.3 per cent of the votes. Kohli gave Khan a tough competition till the poll closed, as he ended up with 46.2 per cent of the votes. De Villiers came third in the poll with six per cent votes, followed by Lanning, who could only muster 0.5 per cent of the votes.
After Khan won the poll, his fans were overjoyed and celebrated by tweeting using the hashtag #PakistanShocksIndia, which ended up being the top trend in Pakistan on Twitter, followed by #ImranKhan and #Kaptaan.
#PakistanShocksIndia will be the TOP Twitter Trend in the next 30 mins. 😘— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) January 13, 2021
RETWEET & congratulate #ImranKhan on winning the @icc poll & tag your friends who didn't vote for him, yet #Pakistan WON! Boom! 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/WyXF0pDGBV
Even ministers from the Prime Minister’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), couldn’t hold back and joined in on the fun.
Meanwhile, the Indian Twitter users were not too happy with the result and accused the poll of being rigged.
Screen shot from different accounts.— USTAAD ISMART SURAJ (@Suraj_suri_12) January 13, 2021
Kohli was leading when pole ended with 502k votes.
Imran won when poll result Announced with 536k votes
34k fake votes within 2-3 second pic.twitter.com/1j2dD2qAVo
I took screenshot when the poll was ending. Kohli was in 47 percent , how did that get changed? Even a nursery kid can say KOHLI is 1 percent ahead of IMRAN KHAN here when poll was ending. pic.twitter.com/xeJkSa6ZYB— Subham (@subhsays) January 13, 2021
How did that change in last second, Kohli was leading till 11.45 am with 47% and suddenly within 1 second it changed?— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 13, 2021
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