100% jump in conversation over 2017 as Chennai Super Kings are crowned as the champions in the eleventh edition of Indian Premier League. According to IPL 2018 Twitter Statistics, the micro-blogging platform recorded over 18.8 million tweets about #IPL. This was the most tweeted final ever in the history of the tournament.
IPL 2018 Twitter Statistics – Fans love tweeting about #IPL and sent 18.8 million tweets in 2018, a 100% rise in number of IPL-related tweets in 2017. In addition, the #IPLFinals 2018 was the most tweeted finals ever in the history of the tournament recording over 1 million Tweets.
Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Twitter, said, “This was by far the most talked about IPL on Twitter ever. The excitement was palpable right from the moment Kedhar Jadhav won the first match for the Chennai Super Kings with a boundary at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai and Ambati Rayudu did an encore to win the final. Fans had fun with Indian language emojis for the teams, had access to 170 LIVE episodes of#CricbuzzLIVE on Twitter, and enjoyed a direct connection to commentators with personal video replies via #SelectDugout.”
It is often seen that cricket speaks your language on Twitter, and it showed with the launch of Indian language emojis that were used by the IPL franchises this year. #WhistlePodu#விசில்போடு topped the 2018 Twitter IPL Emoji Index by a mile, coming in 175% ahead of the next team. The full table is here.
- Chennai Super Kings: #WhistlePoduor #விசில்போடு
- Delhi Daredevils: #DilDillior #दिलदिल्ली
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: #PlayBoldor #RCB
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: #OrangeArmyor #SRH
- Kolkata Knight Riders: #KKRHaiTaiyaaror #কেকেআরতৈরী
- Mumbai Indians: #MIor #क्रिकेटमेरीजान
- Kings XI Punjab: #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabior #KXIP
- Rajasthan Royals: #Hallabolor #हल्लाबोल
Chennai Super Kings gave their fans plenty to celebrate, and they spread their #yellove all across Twitter, making CSK the most mentioned team in the IPL’s 11th season.
- Chennai Super Kings @ChennaiIPL
- Mumbai Indians @mipaltan
- Royal Challengers Bangalore @RCBTweets
- Kolkata Knight Riders @KKRiders
- Sunrisers Hyderabad @SunRisers
- Kings XI Punjab @lionsdenkxip
- Delhi Daredevils @DelhiDaredevils
- Rajasthan Royals @rajasthanroyals
Some iconic tweets
Here are a few iconic tweets to leave you nostalgic of the IPL fever.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 17, 2018
Play hard, play fair! Respect comes first. ✊🏽
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 17, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 28, 2018
Fans enjoyed the #CricbuzzLIVE show that streamed live on Twitter every day, before during and after the matches during the entire season. There were 170 episodes of Cricbuzz LIVE that were streamed on Twitter. Every Saturday, fans also went to watch the live streams alongside a curated timeline of Tweets from which fans engaged in the cricket conversation. The expert panel of the show featured Zaheer Khan, Harsha Bhogle, Gaurav Kapur, Michael Vaughan, Simon Doull, Joy Bhattacharjya, Gautam Bhimani and Danish Sait.
The show got rave reviews with fans tweeting to show their appreciation for the analysis and humour.
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 21, 2018
Thank you very much for supporting this new initiative on #CricbuzzLIVE. We weren't certain where we were headed, not sure if it would work. So, thank you. Was a lot of fun and that is what all cricket conversations should be.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 27, 2018
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 27, 2018
People won't believe it but that feeling of void I felt when I watched last episode of friends the same feeling I had today while watching last #CricbuzzLIVE show. Brother @gauravkapur you are gem of person . @bhogleharsha , @ImZaheer and @joybhattacharj hats off to you guys.
— The Accidental Engineer (@Uglybuoy) May 27, 2018
Star Sports #SelectDugout
Star Sports lit up Twitter during IPL with the #SelectDugout experience. Fans got the unique opportunity to have their questions answered via personal video responses from a chance to have their questions answered from a wide group of experts representing multiple nationalities including Brett Lee, Scott Styris, Dean Jones, Anil Kumble, Damien Fleming, Darren Sammy, Graeme Smith, Kevin Pietersen and a host of other select experts.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 7, 2018
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 11, 2018
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 27, 2018