Since IPL 8 commenced, we’ve seen millions of people take to Facebook to engage with their favorite teams, players, and with their friends.
From April 1 to May 10, 26 million users generated 250 million Facebook interactions around IPL. In India, 19 million people created almost 200 million interactions.
This map, created by the Facebook Data Science team, shows fans of all eight IPL teams across India. Each district is color-coded based on which official team Facebook page has the most likes from the people that live in that district.
Chennai Super Kings dominate Facebook fandom
As it turns out, the Chennai Super Kings are the Kings of IPL when it comes to their Facebook likes.
The map shows that every team is the most supported team in their home states. States that do not have a team, are dominated by Chennai Super Kings.
Interestingly, more people in Delhi like the Chennai Super Kings than their home team. In fact, the Delhi Daredevils do not have a plurality of fans in an Indian district. And in Gurgaon, the Mumbai Indians are the most popular among Facebook fans.