IPL 2018: Most popular IPL teams on social media

The fan connect of all the eight teams is immense and will once again fight it out in the upcoming season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli reacts
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The mega-auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been done and dusted and all the franchises have settled with their new squads now. Though they were given the option of retaining their core members before the event and were also allowed to use maximum 3 Right to Match (RTM) cards. While some of the teams went with the obvious choices of players, few decided to revamp their side completely in order to change their fortunes in the tournament. However, the overhauling of squads will also have a huge impact on the fan following of the teams on social media.

The eleventh edition of the cash-rich T20 league is fast approaching and will commence on April 7 before which a grand opening ceremony will also take place. Ever since the inception of the IPL, all the teams have formed their official accounts on social media to keep their fans updated with the happenings regarding their team, may it be the team announcements, injury updates or new signings.

Here we bring you the list of most popular IPL teams on social media:

8. Rajasthan Royals: 5.59 Million followers



Rajasthan Royals are making their comeback to the fray in the IPL and have formed a strongest possible squad on paper during the auction. They were suspended for two years after their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing in 2013 but now will feature in the upcoming edition.

The official Facebook page of Royals has recorded a total of 4.2 million likes on the page thus far.

The Twitter handle of the franchise has 1.06 million followers on the microblogging website with more than 39 thousand tweets.

Instagram account of Royals has 0.334 million followers. They have the least fan-following among all the IPL teams and the numbers will increase if they perform well this year.

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