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Amit BhatnagarThat does not really appear to be the case.. I looked for some father-son pairs from Cricket, and I could find both cases..  Here are some cases, where both father and son have same dominant hand:Peter and Shawn Pollock: Both Right …

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Amit Bhatnagar on Quora.com on April 8, 2013

Thanks for the A2A.. This is something that I always thought about when I saw this image, and finally, this question made me do some research..
 
First, this image is not from India. Not even from any of the other test-playing nations. This image appears to be that of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman:
 

Even I thought that this may be from some place in India, but after a bit of search, I landed on this blog: Twitter Cricket Sign-In Page, and after closely comparing the architecture of the mosque and the background hills in the two images, I am almost sure that the building in the Twitter homepage image is this mosque in Oman.
 
Yes, it would have been definitely surprising if Twitter, being a US-based company, used this as their only homepage background. I tried different browsers and tried reloading the homepage multiple times after deleting cookies. As it turns out, this is only one of at least three images that Twitter uses as its homepage background.
 
Here are the three images that I could find currently being used as Twitter homepage background:
 

 

So, Twitter backgrounds have three distinct themes: nature, modern life/city and people (or maybe countryside, first world country, third world country). Any way you look at it, the combination appears more representative of the diverse Twitter population than just a group of young Cricketers!
 
I think even this combination does not represent Twitter well; I would expect a theme of conversation or human interaction. But perhaps, most of Twitter’s frequent users are perpetually logged in to Twitter on their mobile/web, and hence, Twitter does not care too much about the homepage images that are shown to users only before logging-in or after logging out.

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Amit BhatnagarSanga sledging Pollock: Sledging in Gentleman style 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…As an aside, Sanga is a lawyer by education.. You can expect even his sledging to be politically correct! :-)See question on Quora

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amitbhatnagar on February 21, 2012

Thanks for the support on part 1 of this post. There were some comments, many re-tweets and likes for the original post, but perhaps the best part was when Sachinist.com reached out to me for my permission to republish the blog on their website! Part 1 is now re-published on their website and by now, […]

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amitbhatnagar on February 15, 2012

I think I am gradually becoming a naastik 🙁 One of my cousins was a bit concerned on reading the above line as my Facebook status earlier this year (Naastik =”athiest” in Hindi), but those, who know about my love for Cricket, understood what I was referring to. I was referring to my decreasing faith […]

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