IPL 2023
Source: Hindustan Times

Updated: 25 May 2023

IPL 2023: Most Popular IPL Team On Social Media. The first match of IPL 2023 will be between the defending champion Gujarat Titans and one of the most successful team, Chennai Super Kings on March 31, 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium.

The Indian Premier League was established in 2008, and it has experienced incredible success since then. Together with the goodwill it has attracted millions of fans. IPL has used a range of fan engagement technologies to bridge the gap between the general public and cricket. The IPL and social media have also consistently worked effectively together.

Although though the IPL is primarily a cricket competition, the emergence of social media has intensified the competition for fans among the teams and their players. When it comes to social media followers, the Chennai Super Kings are the most followed team, followed by the Mumbai Indians.

The supporters closely monitor the teams’ official social media accounts, which also provide a platform for information, and communication with them. The increase was exponential as a result of the connection that brought the fans and their teams closer together. Franchisees use these channels to reach out to customers more effectively. The most popular platforms nowadays include Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Let’s see which teams and captains have the most followers on their social media accounts.

Teams And Their Social Media Followers

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni is team’s captain. The Super Kings have the highest victory percentage (58.98%) among all IPL teams and have won the league’s championship four times (in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021). They have, respectively, participated in the most playoff games and IPL Finals.

Twitter Followers: 9.4 Million

Instagram Followers: 11Million

Facebook Followers: 13 Million

Mumbai Indians (MI)

The Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the Indian Premier League, having won five championships. Rohit Sharma is the current captain. However, the team was initially led by the greatest batsman of all time, Sachin Tendulkar.

Twitter Followers: 8 Million

Instagram Followers: 11.3 Million

Facebook Followers: 13 Million

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders won the championship twice, in 2012 and 2014. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Juhi Chawla, and her husband Jay Mehta own them. Because of its celebrity owners, the franchise has become extremely successful.

Twitter Followers: 5.1 Million

Instagram Followers: 3.5 Million

Facebook Followers: 16 Million

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore was established by United Spirits in 2008 and was given the name Royal Challenge after the company’s spirits line. Its captain is Virat Kohli, who is regarded as the best player in the world and one of the most popular athletes worldwide.

Twitter Followers: 6.5 Million

Instagram Followers: 9.9 Million

Facebook Followers: 10 Million

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Punjab Kings (PKBS)

Punjab Kings was founded in 2008 as Kings XI Punjab. (KXIP). Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Karan Paul co-own the franchise. Initially led by Yuvraj Singh, the team now rotates captains almost every season.

Twitter Followers: 2.9 Million

Instagram Followers: 2.8 Million

Facebook Followers: 8 Million

Delhi Capitals (DC)

The GMR Group and the JSW Group jointly hold the Delhi Capitals franchise. Ricky Ponting oversees the team’s coaching. In 2020, The Capitals played their maiden and only final in 2020.

Twitter Followers: 2.5 Million

Instagram Followers: 3.4 Million

Facebook Followers: 8 Million

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Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals is one of the original eight IPL franchises, founded in 2008. Under Shane Warne’s leadership, the team took home the championship of the first IPL season.

Twitter Followers: 2.6 Million

Instagram Followers: 2.8 Million

Facebook Followers: 5 Million

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

In 2013, the franchise made its debut in the IPL. They made it to the playoffs and finished in fourth. The Sunrisers defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore to claim the 2016 IPL title by an 8-run margin.

Twitter Followers: 3.1 Million

Instagram Followers: 3 Million

Facebook Followers: 6 Million

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

The Lucknow franchise was established in 2021. Sanjeev Goenka is its principal owner. The team’s coach is Gautam Gambhir, and KL Rahul is the captain. In their inaugural campaign, the Lucknow Super Giants reached the playoffs.

Twitter Followers: 705K

Instagram Followers: 1.5 Million

Facebook Followers: 324k

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Gujarat Titans (GT) 

The current IPL champions are the Gujarat Titans, who claimed their first title during the 2022 season. The team’s captain is Hardik Pandya, and Ashish Nehra is the team’s coach.

Twitter Followers: 421K

Instagram Followers: 1.9 Million

Facebook Followers: 616k