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Most Popular IPL Teams on Social Media | Who Wins the Fame-Game?

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Since it began in 2008, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has always been the carnival for cricketing fans around the world. Many other cricketing nations have introduced their own leagues on the line of IPL thereafter. But on any given day, the IPL teams thump other T20 sides in the world when it comes to popularity. The IPL teams have a massive fan following on social media. All the 10 IPL teams interact with the fans on social platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The teams have formed their official accounts on social media to keep their fans updated with the happenings regarding their club, may it be the team announcements, injury updates, or some tit-bit stories. A peak at the accounts can tell you which is most popular IPL team.

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The teams face each other on the field but off the field as well, there is a war among them on social media platforms. Here we take a look at the most popular IPL team.

List of Most Popular IPL Teams (2024)

S.No Most Popular IPL Team Instagram Facebook X
1 Chennai Super Kings 13.9 M 13 M 10.3 M
2 Mumbai Indians 12.5 M 14 M 8.2 M
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 12.3 M 10 M 7 M
4 Kolkata Knight Riders 4.3 M 17 M 5.3 M
5 Delhi Capitals 3.6 M 8.5 M 2.5 M
6 Punjab Kings 3 M 8.8 M 3 M
7 Sunrisers Hyderabad 3.3 M 6.2 M 3.2 M
8 Rajasthan Royals 3.5 M 5.1 M 2.8 M
9 Gujarat Titans 3.5 M 1.3 M 566k
10 Lucknow Super Giants 2.9 M 792 k 778.7 k

Lucknow Super Giants

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Lucknow Super Giants, a recent entrant to the Indian Premier League (IPL), has rapidly captivated the interest of cricket aficionados. Despite its newcomer status, the team has swiftly made a significant impact in the cricketing sphere. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, the team has emerged as a formidable contender. However, it ranks as the 10th and least popular IPL team based on its social media presence.

Gujarat Titans

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Gujarat Titans, emerged as a significant force in the Indian Premier League (IPL) landscape, capturing the league title once. Despite being a relatively newer entrant to the IPL, the team quickly made its mark, captivating fans with its stellar performances and strategic gameplay.

Led by big names in cricketing circles and bolstered by a mix of seasoned veterans and emerging talents, Gujarat Giants commanded attention both on and off the field. The team’s roster boasted renowned players known for their match-winning capabilities, adding to the allure of the franchise.

Rajasthan Royals

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Credits RR Twitter

Rajasthan Royals (RR) has established itself as a team that often comprises prominent cricketing personalities. Having clinched the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team garnered attention early on. Despite their initial success, RR hasn’t consistently dominated the league in subsequent seasons. However, in recent years, the team has showcased improved performances, demonstrating their potential to compete at the highest level.

While Rajasthan Royals may not always be in the limelight like some of the other franchises, their steady performance and occasional flashes of brilliance have earned them a solid fan base. Though not the most popular team in terms of fan following, RR commands a dedicated following of supporters who appreciate their ethos and commitment to the game.


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Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Credits IPL Twitter

Can we call Sunrisers Hyderabad underdogs? The Orange Army has been away from the limelight. However, they have performed considerably well since they entered the world’s most richest cricketing league. The club has a growing fan base on social media too and attracts many, especially from the Southern part of India. The two-time winners of the IPL are seventh on the list.

Punjab Kings

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Credits KXIP Twitter

Another franchise that enjoyed a great run on social media is Kings XI Punjab. KXIP has changed plenty of times. Yet they stand at number six when it comes to popularity on social media. One can call this due to Bollywood star Preity Zinta. Her constant presence in the cricket stadiums has led to an increase in followers every year.

Delhi Capitals

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Credits Twitter

They came up with a new name and stormed like a warrior in this season of IPL. Rishabh Pant is leading the side in IPL 2024. Since their inaugural season, there has been consistent chopping and changing of squad members. As a result, none of the big names have stayed on the side for long. Delhi Capitals ranks fifth when it comes to social media popularity.

Kolkata Knight Riders

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Credits KKR Twitter

The team which came with the mantra of Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo has won the IPL two times. Co-owned by Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan, the team ranks first when it comes first to popularity on social media. The die-hard fans of Bengal have resulted in a whopping 17 M followers on Facebook, the highest for any IPL team. The players such as Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, and Kuldeep Yadav have made a huge impact on social media.


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Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the most widely recognized and followed teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite not clinching the IPL title yet, RCB has consistently remained in the limelight due to its star-studded lineup and passionate fan base. Led by some of the biggest names in cricket, including the likes of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB has always been considered a formidable force in the tournament.


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Mumbai Indians

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Credits MI Twitter

Mumbai Indians are the second most popular IPL side. The men in blue have the largest followers when it comes to X. MI has won 5 IPL titles so far, joint most with CSK. It’s because the players such as Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, the Pandya brothers, and the mentor of MI, the God Sachin Tendulkar have gained immense popularity on social media. The fans in Mumbai create a sea of blue each time at the Wankhede Stadium. Similarly, the fans are very active on social media.

Chennai Super Kings

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Credits Twitter

Yes, we know you are eager to know on which rank Chennai Super Kings stands! The Yellow Army stands top on the list. Do you want to know the reason? Do you want us to tell you? Thala MS Dhoni! People from Chennai have given him the title ‘Thala’ which means head and symbolizes the immense respect that he has earned for himself since the time he started playing for CSK. The fans in Chennai are one of the most passionate ones amongst all clubs. The 5-time winner CSK was suspended for a couple of years, yet it hasn’t affected popularity. Instead, it is scaling up the graph.


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FAQ’s

Which IPL team has the most fans on Instagram?

Chennai Super Kings with a whopping 13.9 million followers on Instagram, tops the charts with the most number of fans on Instagram.

Which IPL team is the most popular on X formerly Twitter?

Chennai Super Kings with 10.3 million followers is the most popular IPL team on Twitter.

Which IPL teams have over 10 million followers?

Among the 10 IPL teams, only KKR, MI and CSK, RCB have over 10 million social media followers.

Which team has lowest fan base in IPL?

LSG are the least followed IPL team across social media.

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Akshay Badwe
Akshay Badwe
The God taught me to love everybody but the most ones I learned to love are the athletes. Desire, determination and discipline takes me to a great deal of love towards sports. One can call me an avid sport maniac because I love to pen down some glorious content on sports. Being from journalism background with experience in media from couple of years I would like to keep this legacy going and now joining Kreedon gives me one more platform to explore the new world. I am always up to have a word on sports with a coffee.

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