We're expanding the character limit! We want it to be easier and faster for everyone to express themselves.
More characters. More expression. More of what's happening.https://t.co/wBpYdy1K40
— Twitter (@Twitter) November 7, 2017
Here’s what was written by Twitter in its blog post:
“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.”
This announcement made many people happy and they expressed their joy with tweets. On Thursday, The International Cricket Council also celebrated the moment.
Taking a jibe at Sri Lankan cricketers, ICC tweeted the pics of four cricketers with the caption, “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.”
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 pic.twitter.com/Xps6T2wVPB
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2017
ICC just took the right opportunity to troll them in positive and happy manner. Here are some of the best replies by Twitterati:
This cricketer has to win the prize for the best beneficiary of #280characters – Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau
By the time you would spell the name @ashwinravi99 wud probably finish an over !! 😀😀
— Manish (@m_darak) November 9, 2017
Can anyone tell how many player's names did they actually mentioned above?
— Rahul Sharma 🏏 (@CricFreakRD) November 9, 2017
— Walk With Elias (@Amandeep7610) November 9, 2017
You start pronouncing a srilankan name I will take a shower
— 🇳🇵Nishan Kunwar 🇳🇵 (@nishan_kshetri) November 9, 2017
What do you have to say about ICC’s humorous tweet?