IPL 2017: Which team has most number of supporters ?

IPL 2017: Which team has most number of supporters ?

Indian premier league is one of the highly successful and most-attended professional T20 cricket championship in the world. IPL was the first sporting event in the world to be broadcasted as YouTube live as it has gained wide acceptance within a short period of time. As of now there are eight active IPL teams, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions. All teams have huge fan base. Let’s check which IPL team has most number of supporters in social media.

8. Gujarat Lions

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This Gujarat based temporary franchise IPL cricket team has more than 1 million followers in Facebook and about 181000 followers in twitter. However Gujarat Lions, lead by popular Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, is the IPL team with least number of supporters on social media.

Twitter Followers: 228k

Facebook Likes: 1.85m

7. Rising Pune Supergiants

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Rising Pune Supergiants is one another temporary IPL cricket team that is based in Pune in Maharashtra. Last season was a disappointing one for the team lead by captain cool Dhoni. However, this year Dhoni has been replaced by Steve Smith as the skipper.

Twitter Followers: 169k

Facebook Likes: 1.73m

6. Delhi Daredevils

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Delhi Daredevils mentored by former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has comparatively less number of social media followers. The current captain of the team is former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan.

Twitter Followers: 896k

Facebook Likes: 4.26m

5. Sunrisers Hyderabad

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The current IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad based in Hyderabad, Telangana owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV channel Network has a moderate number of followers in twitter and Facebook.

Twitter Followers: 1.24m

Facebook Likes: 5.62m

4. Kings XI Punjab

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Kings XI Punjab, owned by Bollywood smile queen Preity Zinta, has a unique number of followers on social media platforms. They have more than 7 million followers on Facebook alone.

Twitter Followers: 1.27m

Facebook Likes: 8.38m

3. Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the IPL teams with most number of supporters. RCB is star-studded team. That why the team has this large number of fan following.

Twitter Followers: 2.14m

Facebook Likes: 9.27m

2. Mumbai Indians

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Undoubtedly the brand Sachin Tendulkar is the main reason why Mumbai Indians is one of the most popular team playing Indian Premier League cricket. The team has more than 10 million fans on Facebook.

Twitter Followers: 2.59m

Facebook Likes: 11.86m

1. Kolkata Knight Riders

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Kolkata based team Kolkata Knight Riders owned by King Khan of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan has most number of fan following in social media. They have more than 14 million Facebook followers and more than 2 million twitter followers.

Twitter Followers: 2.68m

Facebook Likes: 15.66m

*Tabulated as of 8/5/2017

TeamFacebook LikesTwitter Followers
Kolkata Knight Riders15.66m2.68m
Mumbai Indians11.86m2.59m
Royal Challengers Bangalore9.27m2.14m
Kings XI Punjab8.38m1.27m
Sunrisers Hyderabad5.62m1.24m
Delhi Daredevils4.26m896k
Rising Pune Supergiants1.73m169k
Gujarat Lions1.85m228k

 

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