Defending champions Chennai Super Kings have been in fine form on the field in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, winning their first three matches before Mumbai halted the victory march at home on Wednesday.
The Yellow Lions have also made a strong impact on the social media platform Twitter where Chennai Super Kings‘ wins have been felt glaringly. Fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate CSK’s impressive start to the season, making it the most talked about team in the first week of the IPL 2019.
Most mentioned teams: (23 March – 31 April, 2019)
- Chennai Super Kings – @ChennaiIPL
- Mumbai Indians – @mipaltan
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – @RCBTweets
However, for the total fan following on twitter, Chennai Super Kings with 47,03,415 is placed second behind Mumbai Indians’ 50,36,043.
CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni has led the conversation on Twitter, not just for his captaincy but also for his batting. His unbeaten 75 off 46 balls against Rajasthan Royals had the fans rally around him on Twitter.
Most mentioned players:
Another proof of CSK’s dominance on Twitter is the fact that their fans have been loudest on the platform. #WhistlePodu was the top trending hashtag through the first week of the IPL, followed by Mumbai Indians #CricketMeriJaan.
Top trended hashtags:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 2, 2019
— Dhiraj Vyas (@pareek_drj) April 2, 2019
— Sourav Nandi (@loganluckyman) April 2, 2019
While Chennai have dominated a bulk of the conversation, the controversial no ball that impacted RCB negatively was the most talked about moment. That being said, Chennai still did make it to the top three of this list.
Most Tweeted–about moments:
- The last ball finish and no-ball controversy when Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs #RCBvMI
- 100s for Bairstow and Warner #SRHvMI
- Match winning innings of 75 runs from 46 balls by Thala M.S.Dhoni #CSKvRR when Chennai Super Kings won by 8 runs
However, the Yellow Brigade of Mumbai doesn’t find a place among the top five most Tweeted about