It was a surprise for many when a match-related Tweet was sent out from ECB's official Twitter handle (@ECB_cricket) yesterday (July 10) for the ongoing India-England first Test at Trent Bridge. Tweets in Hindi continued today too.
ECB's first Tweet in Hindi came yesterday when they asked followers to choose one of the two covers of their official programme for the day. The images on the covers featured India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and England paceman Stuart Broad.
At the end of the second day's play, ECB tweeted again in Hindi. This time with the update of the scores at the end of the day of the first Test. Today, at the lunch break, they tweeted again in Hindi with the score update at the interval.
Few followers thought the ECB account was hacked when the tweet appeared in Hindi. However, they clarified that they were doing this on a trial basis and wait for the response from their over 300,000 followers.
It is time for BCCI to learn from their English conterparts and send in few tweets in Hindi.
Here are the tweets in Hindi from ECB so far
कृपया ट्रेंट ब्रिज में आज के कार्यक्रम का चयन करें। इन दोनों में से आप किसे चुनना चाहेंगे? pic.twitter.com/3fPeipjqPs— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) July 10, 2014
इंग्लैंड ने भारत के ४५७ के जवाब में दूसरा दिन ४३-१ पऱ खत्म किया pic.twitter.com/1vb0SwJVPD— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) July 10, 2014
इंग्लैंड दोपहर के भोजन पर १३१-१, रॉबसन और बैलेंस दोनों नाबाद ५९ पर बल्लेबाजी कर रहे हैं pic.twitter.com/a3DyWXnTpC— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) July 11, 2014
@mrbhavyamodi a trial to see what the response would be if we tweeted in Hindi. What do you think?— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) July 10, 2014
@ECB_cricket this is good. But people of england will get irritate. This is my opinion. A country should stick to its language— Bhavya modi (@mrbhavyamodi) July 10, 2014