Social Media Asks 'Who Is Ashton Agar?'
Breakdown of social media conversations on the second day of the opening Ashes Tests reveals some fascinating statistics surrounding Ashton Agar's incredible debut at Trent Bridge.
The largely unknown 19-year-old smashed 98 to help Australia go from 117 for nine to 280 all out as they moved into a first-innings lead.
A study by Crimson Hexagon using the ForSight platform has analysed more than 44,000 posts relating to Agar, who quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as his innings went on.
Most countries in Europe, Russia, Canada and South America also picked up on his feats, showing just how much of a global reach cricket, and social media has, particularly during major series such as The Ashes.
As the graphic below shows, the majority of mentions were enquiries about who he was, where he had come from, followed by posts about his remarkable debut, amazing batting and finally his record-breaking score of 98.
Perhaps proving that cricket is a game for everybody, there were 684 posts about his looks!
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