IPL sets new record on Twitter with 27 mn tweets

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) | Publish Date: 5/14/2019 11:13:29 AM IST

After 60 matches of riveting cricketing action, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings in the thrilling final to win their fourth title of the Indian Premier League(IPL). As decibels hit new levels across stadiums in India, the roar of cricket fans was just as resounding on Twitter.

This year, Twitter saw a record-breaking 27 million tweets, a 44 per cent increase over 2018’s IPL-related tweets.

The golden tweet for IPL 2019 was the tweet from Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya acknowledging MS Dhoni as his friend and source of inspiration. The tweet received nearly 16K retweets.

Mumbai Indians dominated the conversation on Twitter on Sunday when they won the final, owning 63 per cent of total mentions vs CSK’s 37 per cent.

However, it was the Chennai Super Kings that consistently won hearts by becoming the most tweeted about team on the micro blogging website.

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