Sydney — Australia might be the bookmakers' favourite to win the Cricket World Cup, but they have failed to impress people around the globe on social networking site Facebook, and India has emerged as the most buzzed team in the tournament.
When it comes to global measurement on Facebook, Australia rates poorly, while India is top contender. According to new figures, 36 million people have generated 341 million interactions between January 1 and February 28 on Facebook about the Cricket World Cup, and the Australians seem to be one of the least favourite teams people want to discuss about.
Moreover, in the most buzzed players, no Australian is there in the top 11, with South African superstar AB de Villiers being the top dog, News.com.au reported.
In Australia, 1.4 million people have had 5.4 million interactions about the World Cup so far.
The top five countries buzzing about world cup are:
5. United States
The top 11 most buzzed about players are:
1. AB de Villiers (South Africa)
2. Virat Kohli (India)
3. Rohit Sharma (India)
4. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
5. MS Dhoni (India)
6. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
7. Sohail Khan (Pakistan)
8. Shakib al Hasan (Bangladesh)
9. Younis Khan (Pakistan)
10. Suresh Raina (India)
11. Shikhar Dhawan (India)
The Australians need points on the board after a 111-run opening win over England was followed by a no-result washout against Bangladesh and last weekend's thrilling one-wicket defeat by New Zealand in Auckland, the report added.