Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) won the record fourth Indian Premier League title. But Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL)remained fans favorites. So suggests the Twitter trends as the Yellow brigade emerges the most Tweeted about team during #IPL2019.
As decibels hit new levels across stadiums in India, the roar of cricket fans was just as resounding on Twitter. The platform is the home of cricket, and fans turn to Twitter to catch the real-time highlights, see what’s happening and engage in passionate conversation about the matches, players and teams of the @IPL both on and off the pitch. This year, Twitter saw a record-breaking 27 million Tweets, a 44% increase over 2018’s IPL-related Tweets, the social media platform has stated in a Press release.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya (@hardikpandya7) acknowledging MS Dhoni (@msdhoni) as his friend and source of inspiration turned out to be The Golden Tweet for #IPL2019. Dhoni and Pandya played each other in the final, but this Tweet shows the strong sportsmanship between opposing IPL sides. The Tweet received nearly 16K Retweets.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 8, 2019
From #OneFamily, with love ?
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2019
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019
However, it was the Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) that consistently won hearts by becoming the most Tweeted about team on Twitter.
Hi there! This is to everyone of you who supported! Believed no matter what! During all the highs and lows. Whatever the situation! However impossible! We are what we are because of you! NANDRI is inadequate! The hunt will continue, whatever it takes! ?? #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/cS7ebr3CUZ
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 12, 2019
Thank you guys for all the love & support – the entire team including the fans, the ground staff & the support staff! Promise to come back stronger next year. ನೀವು ಇಲ್ಲಾಂದ್ರೆ ನಾವು ಏನು ಅಲ್ಲಾ ?? @RCBTweets #RCB #RCBBoldArmy #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/Elyhdd9daG
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 5, 2019
After a great innings on the field, #Thala @MSDhoni was the most Tweeted about player during #IPL2019, followed by Virat Kohli (@imVkohli), Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45), Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) and Andre Russell (@Russell12A).
This year also saw a growth in native video clips Tweeted on the platform, with the @IPL Tweeting out 130% more video Tweets as compared to #IPL2018. Twitter users loved these videos sharing insights, highlights and behind the scenes content from the @IPLand all eight teams alike. This video from @IPL showing great sportsmanship between two rival teams received a large number of views.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2019
Cricket speaks everybody’s language on Twitter, and along with excitement for Twitter’s custom IPL emojis, we saw incredible exchanges between teams in Indic languages on Twitter. Here are some examples of those conversations.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 5, 2019
தமிழ் மக்கள் மற்றும் @ChennaiIPL ரசிகர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் என் நெஞ்சார்ந்த நன்றிகள்,எதோ தங்கள் இல்லங்களில் ஒருவன் போல,அரவணைத்து அன்புசெலுத்திய உறவுகளின் இப்பண்பு, என்னை நெகிழ செய்தது.மீண்டும் அடுத்த வருடமும் #CSK வுக்கு விளயாடுவேன் என்றே நம்பிக்கையோடு கண்கள் கலங்க விடைபெறுகிறேன். pic.twitter.com/WcJxB6mkjl
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 13, 2019
“Fans love Tweeting about cricket and this year we saw a record-breaking 27 million Tweets around the IPL 2019 season. Twitter is the best way to see what’s happening in the world of sports and to talk about it, so we’re thrilled to see this incredible growth in IPL conversations this year,” said Manish Maheshwari (@manishm345), Managing Director, Twitter India. “We are looking forward to enhancing fan experiences on the platform as we go to the second half of the cricket season. We know conversations around the biggest global cricket tournament – the ICC Cricket World Cup is sure to take off on Twitter, too!”
Here are a few iconic Tweets from this season through this Twitter Moment.
IPL Tweets that scored runs! For cricket lovers, all eyes are set on the upcoming ICC #CWC19. Fans across the globe can follow and join the conversation around the biggest cricket tournament on Twitter. Keep Tweeting!