When IPL is in the process, it puts a spanner in the wheels of the daily chores of teams and players’ fans across the world. But it is different with the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who are the defending champions of the mega-league.
With a more than impressive performance so far with 3 wins of their 3 outings, Yellow Jersey are enjoying an edge over the other teams on the micro-blogging site Twitter as well.
The hashtags #WhistlePodu and #yellove are hot property on the pages and accounts of the team and fans alike.
The CSK have, in fact, redefined the nature of the game as they take it to Twitter as their wins and individual performances are being felt on the platform.
Chennai fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate their team’s exciting start to the season, making it the most talked about outfit in the first week of the IPL.
Here is how CSK fared on Twitter from 23 March – 31 April 2019:
Most mentioned teams:
Chennai Super Kings – @ChennaiIPL
Mumbai Indians – @mipaltan
Royal Challengers Bangalore – @RCBTweets
CSK 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 vs Rajasthan Royals ensured the fans rallied around him on Twitter.
Most mentioned players:
MS Dhoni @msdhoni
Virat Kohli @imVkohli
Yuvraj Singh @YUVSTRONG12
CSK’s fans have been the loudest on the platform as #WhistlePodu was the top trending hashtag through the first week of the IPL.
Top trended hashtags:
— 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 the no-ball controversy when Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs #RCBvMI
100s for Jonny Bairstow and David Warner #SRHvMI
Match winning innings of 75 runs from 46 balls by “Thala” MS Dhoni #CSKvRR when Chennai Super Kings won by 8 runs.
Most Tweeted about matches: