CSK, the most followed team

April 08, 2015 08:27 pm | Updated September 23, 2017 12:51 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Chennai Super Kings has once again proven to be popular with the fans — it has the most followers on Twitter among all Indian Premier League sides. According to data shared with The Hindu by the microblogging platform, CSK has left Kolkata Knight Riders behind in second place.

Following last year’s champion are Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. In last place, like it has been in the IPL league table for past two seasons, is Delhi Daredevils.

In terms of the number of mentions for players since the previous IPL season (the data for Cricket World Cup wasn’t taken into account), RCB’s Virat Kohli heads the list. In fact, the first five players on the top 10 list are Indians. Among the foreign players in the current IPL season, Chris Gayle ranks the highest. Although Kevin Pietersen had received more mentions than the West Indian, the latter has rescinded his contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In an attempt to enhance the IPL experience for a fan, Twitter has planned quite a few initiatives for the tournament’s eight edition. A special ‘IPL cicket timeline’ will help users to follow the cricket and the discussion around it in a novel way. Unique ‘hashtags’ for every match will allow more specific conversations.

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