Twitterati hail Sundar Pichai's elevation as Alphabet CEO

California/New Delhi: Twitter users on Wednesday hailed the news about Sundar Pichai henceforth helming Alphabet, the parent company of Google, as well and posted congratulatory messages.

#SundarPichai trended with 2,688 tweets, with #Alphabet garnering 3,954 tweets.

Pichai wrote on @sundarpichai: "I'm excited about Alphabet's long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration -- a strong foundation we'll continue to build on".

The post got 2.1K retweets and 13.3K likes.

One user wrote: "Congratulations Sundar ! Very well deserved. Every founder dreams of a team mate like you. Best wishes".

One user remarked 'Pride of India', to which another replied that Pichai was now an American citizen.

One post read: "Incredible news! The world will change for the better, one Alphabet at a time :) Congratulations".

Another well-wisher wrote: "Let me join the crowd in congratulating you! Hope @Google will bring affordable and accessible edtech solutions to the remote rural and tribal schools in developing countries under your leadership. #atisundar".

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