The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most popular cricket league in the world. As a result, it is no wonder that the league has millions of followers and admirers worldwide. The Tata IPL receives more attention each year than any other sports tournament on the planet. The rivalry between the teams is intense, and fans always root for their favorite squad.
With names like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, AB de Villers, Kane Williamson, Chris Gayle, David Warner, and others, it is no surprise that supporters want their side to win the IPL trophy.
As a result, they have started their internal battles on social media and other platforms. Although social media battles out for fans to battle it out – top bookmakers in India provide one with great odds for the real action on the pitch.
IPL teams with the most fan following
So which IPL team has the most fans? Let's have a look
Instagram has 10.9 million users
Facebook has 12 million users
Twitter has 7.9 million users
The Mumbai Indians are the IPL’s second most popular team. They also have the most social media following of any IPL team, with over 20 million followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Rohit Sharma is the most popular Mumbai player.
The Mumbai Indians are the favorites to win the IPL trophy for the sixth time in the upcoming season after some cunning buys in the IPL auction.
Chennai Super Kings
Instagram has 10.7 million users.
Facebook has 12 million users.
Twitter has 9.3 million users.
Chennai Super Kings are the popular team in the Indian Premier League. CSK boasts the largest fan base in the IPL and is one of the most well-known teams in the world. MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and many more all contribute to the team’s success not only on the field but also off it, with millions of fans following them on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Instagram has 3.4 million users
Facebook has 16 million users
Twitter has 5.1 million users
Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, and a few are the biggest names that have featured for Kolkata Knight Riders’ in the past seasons. The fact that the squad is owned by none other than Shahrukh Khan, the King of Bollywood, is what gives it such a large fan following. It is not to say that the squad is not successful in attracting fans.
They have won the competition twice as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Instagram has 9.6 million users
Facebook has 9.4 million users
Twitter has 6.4 million users
With millions of followers and admirers throughout the world, Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the most popular IPL teams. RCB is unquestionably the fan favorite, with Virat Kohli up their sleeves. And not to forget they had the likes of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the past.
They are, however, yet to win their first IPL title. Virat Kohli is, without a doubt, the most popular cricketer on the planet. On Instagram alone, he has almost 150 million followers.
Instagram has 2.9 million users
Facebook has 8.3 million users
Twitter has 2.7 million users
Despite having a star-studded line-up in the past that included KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, and others, the Punjab Kings do not have a large fan base. It could be because they haven’t fared as well as their fans would have liked in past tournaments.
However, this season could be the turning point for the Kings, as they have a chance to win the IPL title after some good buys in the IPL auction.