Fans are the most important aspect of the IPL, and they contribute numerous improvements to their teams each year. As games in the UAE in 2020 were performed behind locked doors, people were permitted to communicate with the teams exclusively via social media.
As part of the IPL's launch, all teams have set out to establish a network of IPL supporters on social media sites. Whether it be team announcements, health updates, or new contracts, the news documents and handlings of all clubs keep their supporters informed.
In the Indian Premier League, each franchise has created its own fan following. When the competition begins, cricket fans from India and throughout the world compete against one another. Which IPL team is the best is still a point of dispute. Some support the Mumbai Indians, while others love the Chennai Super Kings or others.
The excitement among cricket fans is growing as the latest series of the IPL comes. Fans will undoubtedly discuss which IPL team has the most supporters as a result of numerous IPL conversations at events and conferences. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the most loved players, according to an Ormax Media poll. In the Indian Premier League, MI, CSK, and Royal Challengers Bangalore contribute 75% of the fan base. It's not just the teams who are competing during the Indian Premier League season, but also their fans. While each club has its own fan base, some teams have a larger fan base than others.
Most Fan Following Team in IPL
It's not always simple to compare the fan bases of different IPL franchises. Let's take a glance at the highest fans in IPL Team 2021 and see which team has the best following.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings ranked one on this list, is another IPL franchise cricket team with a strong following since IPL's start. It is easy to understand why CSK has become so famous, even if you are not much of a cricket fan. "MS Dhoni" deserves the credit. MSD captained CSK and improved the team to win the IPL title three times in his career. Chennai supporters are believed to be the most enthusiastic among supporters from other Indian states. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the most popular social media platforms for CSK, with around 7.9 million followers on Instagram, 12.5 million on Facebook, and 7.2 million on Twitter. There are 29 million social media supporters of the team.
Mumbai Indians has captured the IPL trophy four times and has one of the greatest fan bases.
Keiron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Quinto de Cook, the Pandya twins, and Sachin Tendulkar have all played for MI's franchise cricket squad. Mumbai Indians have gained a large number of new fans as a result of these sportsmen. MI has over 7.5 million Instagram followers, 13.1 million Facebook fans, and 6.7 million Twitter followers. MI is the IPL 2021 squad with the most supporters, having an estimated more than 27 million followers across several social networking sites.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR, co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan, is the third team on the list. Both Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta own the Kolkata Knight Riders club. KKR has earned 2 championships in the Indian Premier League. During the 2008-2009 season, the Kolkata Knight Riders attracted a large number of fans and sponsors. Shah Rukh Khan is also largely responsible for the team's popularity. Kolata Knight Riders have more than 2.6 million Instagram followers, 16 million Facebook fans, and 4.5 million Twitter followers. Kolkata Knight Riders are followed by a total of 22M fans across all platforms.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The IPL club RCB, which is most famous for its captain, Virat Kohli, has a sizable fan base.
In the IPL, the squad has yet to win a trophy. Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) failed to win the title, the emergence of all-rounder international star AB de Villiers contributed to the team's popularity among fans. RCB's fans have given their devotion to the team every time they play at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The franchise has around 4.8 million followers on Twitter, 6.9 million on Instagram, and 9.4 million fans on Facebook.
Preity Zinta, a Bollywood actress, co-owns the IPL franchise Punjab Kings. Despite not having had many strong performances in IPL matches, the franchise cricket team did make it To the finals in 2014, losing to KKR. The social media stats for Kings XI Punjab aren't spectacular, but Preity Zinta's involvement has helped the squad gain fans. On social media, this franchise has 8.4 million page fans on Facebook, 2.2 million Twitter followers, and 1.8 million Instagram followers.
With the change in name, their fortune also appears to have changed. Their performance also appears to have improved significantly over the past several years. Shreyas Iyer, the captain, Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan, and a few more make up Delhi capitals. On Facebook, the squad has attracted and retained 7.2 million Facebook fans, 1.9 million on Twitter, and 2.6 million on Instagram.
In the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad has earned the IPL title two times.
Social media popularity for the team isn't very high. Many admirers are from South India. The franchise is in a growth phase right now. However, when a team's administration changes, the franchise's name also transforms. In the IPL 2021 season, the team's social media figures looked like this: Facebook has 5.9 million likes, Twitter has 2.7 million followers, and Instagram has 2.4 million followers.
The Rajasthan Royals won the first Indian Premier League in 2008. Rajasthan Royals had Shyne Warne as their star during the debut season of the Indian Premier League. They failed to make it to the finals of the IPL after winning in 2008 and concluded as runners-up in 2013 despite winning in 2008. The social media popularity of the squad is low since it hasn't had the benefit of having any notable players as its mainstay. For Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League of 2021, the social media numbers looked like this: 4.3 million Facebook fans, 1.7 million Twitter followers, and 1.8 million Instagram followers.