In a surprising turn of events, two Indian Premier League teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), have emerged as the most popular sports teams on Instagram for the month of April. This achievement is particularly noteworthy as the list is typically dominated by renowned international football clubs. RCB and CSK have surpassed football giants like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain to claim the top two spots on the list.
RCB and CSK clinch top spots
The immense popularity of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in the footballing world is undeniable. However, RCB and CSK have managed to garner a sizable fan base, especially during the IPL season. Recent statistics provide further evidence of their growing prominence and fan engagement on social media platforms.
According to reports from agencies Deportes and Finanzas, RCB secured the top spot as the most active sports team on Instagram in April, with a staggering 285 million interactions. Not far behind, CSK claimed the second position with 276 million interactions, reinforcing their status as a fan-favorite franchise.
Real Madrid, a powerhouse in the footballing realm, settled for the third position with 259 million interactions. Mumbai Indians, another IPL team, clinched the fourth spot with 196 million interactions, showcasing their strong social media presence. FC Barcelona, with 162 million interactions, secured the fifth position, highlighting their enduring global appeal.
The soaring popularity of RCB and CSK can be attributed, in no small part, to the presence of two cricketing icons who have become synonymous with their respective teams. Virat Kohli, the charismatic poster boy of RCB, and MS Dhoni, the legendary captain of CSK, have played a pivotal role in driving the teams’ immense fan following.
Other IPL teams on the list as well
The inclusion of multiple IPL teams in this prestigious list further illustrates the league’s popularity and the significant impact it has on social media. Rajasthan Royals, holding the tenth position, Gujarat Titans at the fifteenth, and Kolkata Knight Riders at the sixteenth, have also garnered substantial engagement on Instagram, highlighting the collective influence of IPL franchises.
As RCB and CSK reign supreme on Instagram’s popularity chart, their accomplishments serve as a testament to the unwavering support and enthusiasm of their fans. The IPL continues to captivate audiences worldwide, transcending boundaries and cementing its position as one of the most widely followed sporting events globally.
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