IPL 2023: Which Team Has The Most Instagram Followers?
The Indian Premier League (IPL), which launched in 2008 and has since grown to be the largest franchise-based T20 competition in the world. With each passing year, India’s cricketing festival has gained enormous appeal. The profitable league has a big fan base not just in India but all across the world.
The IPL’s continued growth in popularity has greatly increased franchises’ online visibility. The IPL franchises are very active on social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to increase their audience and fan base. Let’s look at the top four teams in terms of Instagram followers before to the IPL 2023.
1. Mumbai Indians: 11.1 Million Instagram followers
Mumbai Indians (MI) has won five championships, making them the most successful team in the competition’s history (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 & 2020). The Mumbai-based team, which has dominated events on the field, also rules the world of social media. Mumbai Indians has highest 11.1 million followers on Instagram. Due to the presence of cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah among their ranks, the Mumbai Indians team has a devoted fan base.
2. Chennai Super Kings: 10.9 million Instagram followers
The IPL’s most consistent team in history is CSK. Except for IPL 2020, The Men in Yellow have participated in every IPL season and have advanced to the playoffs each time. Their propensity to stick with a core group of players is one of the main factors contributing to their enormous popularity. CSK supporters adore CSK captain MS Dhoni as a demi-god. The CSK team’s extraordinary success on social media can be attributed to the Indian veteran’s enormous popularity as well as the inclusion of cricketers like Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, and Mitchell Santner. Chennai Super Kings has 10.9 million followers on Instagram.
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 9.8 million Instagram followers
RCB may still be one of the most well-liked IPL teams on social media despite not yet having won the coveted IPL title. The RCB team’s long history of including successful cricketers and their adept social media strategy are the key factors contributing to their astounding popularity. Royal Challengers Bangalore has 9.8 million followers on Instagram. The RCB team has included, and some still do, players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and Dale Steyn, which explains why they are so well-liked on social media.
4. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3.4 million Instagram followers
In the years 2012 and 2014, KKR won the IPL twice. The Men in Purple and Gold, who have 3.4 million Instagram followers, are in fourth place among KKR’s Instagram followers. After 2015, KKR has failed to repeat their heroics from previous seasons, It can be one of the factors contributing to their declining popularity on social media.
5. Delhi Capitals : 3.3 million Instagram followers
Delhi Capitals has 3.3 Million followers on Instagram
6. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 2.9 million Instagram followers
Sunrisers Hyderabad has 2.9 Million followers on Instagram.
7.Rajasthan Royal: 2.7 million Instagram followers
Rajasthan Royals has 2.7 Million followers on Instagram.
8. Punjab Kings: 2.7 million Instagram followers
9. Gujarat Titans : 1.9 million Instagram followers
10.Lucknow Super Giants: 1.3 million Instagram followers
IPL 2023 schedule:
Meanwhile, as per the IPL 2023 schedule, previous champions Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of IPL 2023. The GT vs CSK match will be played on Friday, March 31st in Ahmedabad.
IPL 2023 Opening match timing :
The GT vs CSK game will get underway at 7:30 PM .