Now, the social media mentions, especially on Twitter, tells a lot about the fandom of a player.
The 13th Indian edition of the Indian Premier has flagged off its journey and is marching ahead in all the glory. Every other match is adding to the interest of people and especially when fans are witnessing their favourites on the field after five long months. In fact, IPL 2020 touched the new high by registering the highest ever opening day viewership after 20 crore fans watched the MI-CSK encounter.
Now, the social media mentions, especially on Twitter, tells a lot about the fandom of players. The hashtags go viral in no time, and people start to witness the latest trends. In fact, Twitter has emerged as a source to provide the spark to a lot of issues that have otherwise gone stale. As the first week of IPL comes to a successful end, some big names enjoyed huge fandom on Twitter as the trend saw light like #masterofsocialmediafandom.
The top 5 mentions of the week are-
5. Sanju Samson
The young star of Rajasthan, who stole the limelight in a match against CSK saw 61.1K mentions on Twitter in the first week of IPL. The young batsman played a thunderous inning and was equally laudable behind the stumps.
4. KL Rahul
The Punjab skipper that stunned the Bangalore with his 132* off 69 deliveries was mentioned 105.2K times on Twitter during the first week of the fancy league. He is all set to march his team with style in IPL 2020.
3. Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai Indians skipper has the honour of lifting the precious trophy of IPL maximum time, and how can he miss this list. He was brilliant in his latest outing against Kolkata Knight Riders and saw 182.5K mentions on Twitter in the first week of the exciting T20 league.
2. Virat Kohli
Though Virat Kohli has not been impressive so far on an individual level, his team has clinched one victory in the tournament. Nevertheless, he enjoys fandom round the year, and IPL is nothing new. He was mentioned 233.4K times on Twitter during the first week of IPL.
1. MS Dhoni
How can the ultimate legend of the cricket miss any list that talks about fandom? Sitting on the top with huge 460.4K mentions on Twitter in the first week of IPL, ‘Thala’ is all set to lead his team to yet another victory this year.