With the arrival of the latest IPL series, the excitement among cricket fans is increasing. As a result of many IPL conversations at events and conventions, fans will undoubtedly discuss which IPL team has the most supporters “Which is the most popular IPL team?”. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the most favorite players according to an Ormax Media poll.
It is not always easy to compare the fan base of different IPL franchises. Let’s take a look at the most wanted in IPL team and see which team has the best following according to 2021 data-
1- CSK (Chennai Super Kings)
- CSK comes in first on the list of most popular IPL team 2021. No doubt CSK has the most favorite fan base in IPL. When it comes to popularity or when it comes to the best team or everyone sings loudly “CSK”.
- CSK is famous because of the best captain ever in cricket history, MS Dhoni.
- CSK had a great coach like Stephen Fleming and players like Ashwin, Sir Jadeja, Hayden, Hussey, Muralitharan, Raina, Morkel, etc. The count will not end.
- Also, It is not because of the number of successful matches played by CSK or the stars in the team. But these are the exciting matches played by CSK in the last IPL season.
- CSK was the cheapest team in IPL season 1. But still, they managed to stay in the runners-up position with lots of tough matches and tough matches against the Royals.
- Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the most popular social media platforms for CSK, with approximately 7.9 million followers on Instagram, 12.5 million on Facebook, and 7.2 million on Twitter. The team has 29 million social media supporters overall.
2- Mumbai Indians
- Mumbai Indians come 2 in the list of most popular IPL team 2021. MI is the most hardworking and successful team in the IPL. Young Rohit Sharma led the first victory of MI in 2013 and since then the victory of MI starts they have won IPL titles in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020.
- The captaincy of Rohit Sharma and the management should be appreciated altogether for the IPL titles.
- MI has some big names like Sachin Tendulkar, Keiron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Quinto de Cook, Pollard, Bumrah, and Pandya Brothers, etc all have certainly made a big fan base in IPL lovers.
- MI has approximately 7.5 million followers on Instagram, 13.1 million fans on Facebook, and 6.7 million followers on Twitter.
- Mumbai Indians 2021 IPL squad is with the most supporters, with an estimated over 27 million followers across multiple social networking sites.
3- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- KKR is in the third number in the queue. KKR has won IPL title 2 for times.
- KKR has won the IPL title two times and in 2008-2009 their fans base boosted so much. Sharukh Khan owns the franchise which may be another reason for the team’s popularity.
- Kolata Knight Riders have more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram, 16 million fans on Facebook, and 4.5 million followers on Twitter. Kolkata Knight Riders are followed by a total of 22M fans across all platforms.
- Eoin Morgan’s captaincy boosted the performance of KKR.
4- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- RCB is in the fourth number in the queue of this list of most popular IPL team 2021.
- RCB hasn’t won any IPL title yet instead of having an all-around international player and the most loved one in the team AB De Villiers and Caption Virat Kholi and All-rounder Glenn Maxwell that contributes team popularity to the next level even after not winning any IPL title there is no decrease in their fan base at all.
- RCB has a separate and unique fan base in IPL and every year when RCB plays their supporters and fans give them complete devotion.
- RCB has 4.8 million fans on Twitter, 6.9 fans on Instagram, 9.4 million fans base on Facebook.
5- Punjab Kings
- Kings X1 Punjab changed their name to Punjab Kings just before the 2021 IPL auctions and comes in the fifth number in the list.
- In the 2021 auction, Punjab Kings bought the world’s best T20 batsman in the team and slightly change their squad. Big names were added to the team which slightly increase their fan base.
- If we talk about the fan base of Punjab Kings so they are not that as compare to RCB, CSK, or others but the involvement of Priti Zinta who owns Punjab Kings has slightly improved Punjab King’s performance.
- Punjab Kings hasn’t won any IPL title yet in 2014 they make up to finals but lose to KKR.
- Talking about 2020 IPL Punjab Kings was the best entertaining and thrilling team in case of bowling, fielding, super overs, or else fans enjoys a lot 2020 Punjab Kings performance.
- On social media, they had 8.4 million pages on Facebook, 2.2 million Twitter followers, and 1.8 million followers on Instagram.
6- Delhi Capitals
- Delhi Capitals comes in the 6 number in the list of most popular IPL team 2021. From changing their name Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals they have changed their fortune too.
- Delhi Capitals have improved their performance in past years. Young Caption Shreyas Iyer who seen guided their team very well.
- Delhi Capitals is the only caption that stays on their Indian players whenever players look slightly out of form that’s the reason for their separate fan base.
- The team has players like Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shikar Dhawan, Ravi Ashwin that show great performance on both off-field and on-field.
- On social media, Delhi Capitals have 7.2 million fans on Facebook, 1.9 million fans on Twitter, and 2.6 million on Instagram.
7- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Sunrisers Hyderabad is the most consistent team in the history of IPL comes the seventh number in the list.
- David Warner the caption of Sunrisers Hyderabad is the most destructive player in the history of IPL and this franchise is in the growth phase right now.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad has won the IPL title two times.
- They have players like Warner, Rashid Khan, Jhonny Bairstow, and T Natrajan are players who have a huge fan base but even though Sunrisers Hyderabad didn’t have that much fan base as compared to others. Most of their fans come from the South.
- On social media, Sunrisers Hyderabad has 6 million followers on Facebook, 2.7 million followers on Twitter, and 2.5 million followers on Instagram.
8- Rajasthan Royals
- Rajasthan Royals comes the eighth number under this list of most popular IPL team 2021. They won the first IPL league title in 2008 under Shane Warne.
- Since after winning the 2008 title they didn’t manage to perform well because of poor form and the absence of players has created problems for the team in several years.
- On social media, they had 4.3 million Facebook fans, 1.7 million Twitter fans, and 1.8 Million Instagram followers.
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