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US twitterer gets Ashes update requests

Published: Monday, November 29, 2010, 15:56 [IST]
 
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US twitterer gets Ashes update requests

Sydney, Nov 29: An American mother with Twitter name @theashes is reportedly said to be irritated after being flooded with messages about the ongoing Ashes cricket series between Australia and England.

The woman, from Massachusetts, usually tweets about knitting and her toddler, but that has not stopped hundreds of people from sending her messages and asking for score updates, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Cricket fans across England and Australia have turned to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Test series and have found @theashes on the social networking service. At first she was amused by the sudden attention, but it quickly lost its novelty.

"I am not a cricket match. Stop mentioning me and check profiles before you send messages. It's really annoying," she tweeted.

As her frustration became evident, her messages were re-tweeted by hundreds more, prompting an irate response from her.

"I AM NOT A FREAKING CRICKET MATCH!!!" she tweeted again.

Once news of her frustration spread, cricket tweeters were urging others to follow @theashes for the latest Ashes updates.

She now has over 4,100 followers - up from a few hundred people before the Ashes series began.

ANI

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