As cricket enthusiasts couldn’t be in the stadium to watch the matches this year, Twitter became the platform for cricket conversations in India, as fans turned to it for real-time highlights, enhancing their viewing experience and to feel connected to the game through conversations with other fans.
While Mumbai Indians won the IPL this year, it was Chennai Super Kings that emerged as the most Tweeted team during the tournament with its catchy hashtags #WhistlePodu and #Yellove. Virat Kohli was the most Tweeted about player in the league.
#IPL2020 was the most popular hashtag.
The opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings the most Tweeted about match of the season. This was followed by: Mumbai Indians versus Sunrisers Hyderabad (on 4th October) and Mumbai Indians versus Delhi Capitals (the double super over match – played on 18th October).
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The Golden Tweet of the season was the Tweet from the seasoned cricketer Sachin Tendulkar praising the fielding effort by Kings XI Punjab cricketer Nicholas Pooran during the Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab match.
See the tweet here:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 27, 2020