@IPL 9 smashed a six on Twitter

After seven weeks of world-class cricketing action, a @davidwarner31 inspired Sunrisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) stunned the star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) with an eight-run victory to win the Indian Premier League (@IPL) for the first time. As stadiums buzzed with the action, the roar of the crowd around the IPL was loud and clear on Twitter.
@IPL 9 smashed a six on Twitter as it recorded over 10.6 million Tweets throughout the 60 matches in the tournament. (source: iplt20.com) After a super successful partnership between IPL and Twitter over the years, the number of fans following @IPL on Twitter shot up by 300% in past three years, making it the fastest growing global sports league on Twitter surpassing the other big leagues like UEFA Champions League, NFL and NBA.
As the excitement on the field soared, the @IPL brought fans even closer to the action this year by publishing 32x more video Tweets than 2015. These videos included in-match highlights, net sessions and announcements and led to a 64x growth in video views for IPL over 2015.

The final clash between #RCBvSRH was the most Tweeted match during IPL 9.

After having record-breaking season this IPL, Virat Kohli (@ImVkohli) was the most talked about player on Twitter followed by MS Dhoni, AB De Villiers, David Warner and Suresh Raina. Virat Kohli is also the most followed player of the IPL with over 10.9 million followers on Twitter.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) was the most mentioned team on Twitter followed by Kolkata Knight Riders, SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians.

Virat Kohli also ruled the Twitter chart for Top 5 Peak moments from #IPL 9:

Here is the link to the blog post by Twitter India:  https://blog.twitter.com/2016/how-ipl-9-flicked-it-over-the-ropes-in

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