For the first time in the history of Twitter India - the Hindi word #जयहिन्द, written in the devanagiri script, made it to the top trends on the social media platform during India-Pakistan match on Sunday.
#जयहिन्द, which continued to trend on Monday , was dethroned by #हरहरमहादेव on Tuesday.
"Trending India:07:33 AM IST"
6. Rega Jha
— TrendieIN - Trends (@TrendieIN) February 16, 2015
"#हरहरमहादेव" shows up as trending topic in India at rank 2
— TrendieIN - Trends (@TrendieIN) February 17, 2015
Interestingly, Hindi on Twitter seems to be catching on. Raheel Khursheed, head of news at Twitter India, sent out his #MahaShivratri message in Hindi today.
— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) February 17, 2015
But Tweets with #जयहिन्द continued on Monday.
— Red Bull India (@inRedBull) February 17, 2015
Before Match: They were like Iss Saal toh Pathake Phodenge hi!
After Match: "News- पाकिस्तान में सडकों पर टिवी फोडे गए!" #जयहिन्द
— डूड है हम (@Nautankibaba) February 17, 2015
— Vivasvaan Bhatnagar (@kingfisherbaba) February 17, 2015
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 15, 2015
My gov.have declared National holiday for 29,30,31 of this month for schools,colleges on the occasion of India's win over Pak
— Arvind Kejriwal (@Airwindkejriwal) February 15, 2015
— डूड है हम (@Nautankibaba) February 15, 2015