Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises were quick to post on Twitter after Facebook-owned social media applications WhatsApp and Instagram faced technical issues for around half-an-hour all over the world on Friday (March 19).
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a meme featuring their mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Chakravarthy can be seen surprised in the picture and KKR captioned it, "Mood when you find out WhatsApp and Instagram both are down".
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Delhi Capitals (DC) were looking for an IPL team to chat with them on Twitter after WhatsApp and Instagram were down. "Any IPL team online? Let's talk Crying face #WhatsappDown #InstagramDown".
Earlier on Friday (March 19), DC revealed their new jersey for the upcoming IPL 2021 season. They are the runner-up of the last edition.
Rajasthan Royals tagged the official Twitter account of WhatsApp and asked if they are alright. They also posted a morphed picture of messages to WhatsApp.
Services on WhatsApp and Instagram were restored at around 11:42 IST. Between 11 pm and 11:40 pm, Downdetector showed around 1.2 million reports for Instagram, while over 23,000 users posted about issues with WhatsApp on the website.