Search api is not giving the proper data



After going through the API documentation I found that the tweets/search api gives the tweets containing the searched tags ,if we provide search query as '#[query] ’ ,But It seems like its not working .

I searched with a tag “#play123” using the search api but It didn’t give me any result where as while searching on Twitter website its giving me results .


The most recent Tweet I can see containing that hashtag is from July 16. The Search API provides around 7 days of historical data, so that result would not appear in the API results.