ICC Trolled Sri Lankan Cricketers On Twitter And Fans Enjoyed It

Twitter.com’s latest update enables users to express their views in more than 140 characters. Earlier, there was a word limit but considering the popularity of the platform and users’ request to add more words, Twitter doubled the word limit and now we can type 280 characters in one tweet.


“Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter. Looking at all the data, we’re excited to share we’ve achieved this goal and are rolling the change out to all languages where cramming was an issue,” Twitter said in an official statement. 

The International Cricket Council (ICC) used this opportunity to take a hilarious at Sri Lankan cricketers who, mostly, have big names.

ICC tweeted: “Thanks to #280characters, we can now use the following names! Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas, Handunnettige Deepthi Priyantha Kumar Dharmasena, Dickwella Patabendige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella, Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath.”

This tweet became an instant hit among fans because the names mentioned in the tweet were actually very big. ICC got some hilarious replies from fans. You can check them out here: