IPL Stats: Most popular IPL teams on social media

IPL Teams
IPL Teams

Since the inception of the Indian Premier League, it has become hugely popular in the country. Several other cricketing nations have introduced their own leagues similar to IPL. But the IPL teams trump any other T20 side in the world in terms of popularity.

The IPL teams have a huge fan following on social media. All the 8 current teams interact with the fans on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. It only adds to the popularity of the league. The 8 teams collide on the field, but off the field as well, there is a battle amongst them on social media.

Here’s how the IPL teams rank on social media

#8 Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals are the least popular among all the IPL teams on social media. The franchise had won the inaugural edition in 2008. But since then, they haven’t made a massive mark in the league. The absence of big names has also resulted in the least popularity. RR has always been a side that consists of smaller names of cricket since the first edition.

Facebook Followers: 4.2M

Twitter Followers: 1M

Instagram Followers: 405K

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IPL Teams
IPL Teams
Since the inception of the Indian Premier League, it has become hugely popular in the country. Several other cricketing nations have introduced their own leagues similar to IPL. But the IPL teams trump any other T20 side in the world in terms of popularity. The IPL teams have a huge fan following on social media. All the 8 current teams interact with the fans on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. It only adds to the popularity of the league. The 8 teams collide on the field, but off the field as well, there is a battle amongst them on social media.

Here's how the IPL teams rank on social media

#8 Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals are the least popular among all the IPL teams on social media. The franchise had won the inaugural edition in 2008. But since then, they haven't made a massive mark in the league. The absence of big names has also resulted in the least popularity. RR has always been a side that consists of smaller names of cricket since the first edition. Facebook Followers: 4.2M Twitter Followers: 1M Instagram Followers: 405K

#7 Delhi Capitals

Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Daredevils
Delhi Capitals haven't won a single edition of IPL so far. There has been consistent chopping and changing every year. As a result, none of the big names have stayed in the side for long. Each year, the team promises a lot but ends up languishing in the bottom half of the points table that affects the popularity. Facebook Followers: 4.6M Twitter Followers: 1.3M Instagram Followers: 539K

#6 Sunrisers Hyderabad

SRH
SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad came into existence in the year 2012. It's the newest team amongst the current 8 active IPL teams. Hence, the fan base is lower as compared to some other franchises. After the Deccan Chargers shut down, SRH emerged as a new franchise of Hyderabad. The team has been pretty impressive as it has won 2 IPL titles so far. Facebook Followers: 5.9M Twitter Followers: 2M Instagram Followers: 754K

#5 Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul
KL Rahul
Another franchise that hasn't enjoyed a great run in the league is Kings XI Punjab. Just like DD, KXIP has undergone changes plenty of times. Yet they stand No.5 in terms of the popularity. It has a lot to do though due to the charming team owner and Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta. Her constant presence in the stadiums to support the team has led to the increase in the followers every year. Facebook Followers: 8.7M Twitter Followers: 1.9M Instagram Followers: 753K

#4 Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB
RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore also haven't won a single IPL title so far. But there's no shortage of the followers. The presence of India's superstar Virat Kohli and Mr. 360 AB de Villiers attracts a lot of eyes. Despite the side's indifferent performances over the years, the fans stand by them and turn up in numbers every year at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Facebook Followers: 9.3M Twitter Followers: 3.3M Instagram Followers: 2.1M

#3 Chennai Super Kings

CSK released 3 players ahead of IPL 2019
CSK
The fans in Chennai are one of the most passionate ones amongst all IPL teams. CSK was suspended for a couple of years, yet the popularity didn't decrease. They have won 3 IPL titles so far and have been the most consistent team of all time. Additionally, MS Dhoni's leadership is one of the premier reasons why CSK in one of the most followed franchises ever. Facebook Followers: 12M Twitter Followers: 4.5M Instagram Followers: 1.7M

#2 Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians
Led by Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians are the second most popular IPL side. They have the highest number of followers on Instagram. MI have won 3 IPL titles so far, joint most with CSK. The people in Mumbai create a sea of blue each time the team plays at the Wankhede Stadium. The likes of Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Pandya Brothers have become crowd favorites over the years. Facebook Followers: 13M Twitter Followers: 4.9M Instagram Followers: 2.2M

#1 Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR
KKR
The most popular IPL franchise on social media is Kolkata Knight Rides. And no prizes for guessing why. The team owner Shah Rukh Khan, the King of Bollywood, is enough to attract millions of followers. Not only him, but KKR have put up great shows on the field as well by winning the IPL 2 times. The die-hard fans of Bengal have resulted in a whopping 16M followers on Facebook, the highest for any IPL team. Facebook Followers: 16M Twitter Followers: 4.1M Instagram Followers: 848K   Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadiumon FacebookTwitter and Instagram