IPL 2018, season 11 has become one of the most exciting events to look forward to in the history of Indian Premier League with its controversies and auctions of the players. As the much awaited league is around the corner, many of the cricket lovers are indulging in promotion of their teams. Either because of their controversies or because of their captains, some IPL teams have garnered huge popularity and highest fan following in the country.
Here we present to you some of the IPL teams with a huge fan following—Top 5 in the list.
IPL 2018 Teams With Highest Fan Following
1. Chennai Super Kings
The team Chennai Super Kings tops the list thanks to its team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As Dhoni has a great fan following in Tamil Nadu, the team is getting great support from the Tamilians. They are promoting their team well by using the captain’s pictures on the CSK banner.
2. Mumbai Indians
With the team captain Rohit Sharma, the Neeta Ambani team stands at second position in the list. Having followers of over 14.7 million, MI is the highest followed team on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Since the launch of IPL season 1, the craze for the Mumbai Indians team is on the heap as the players of the team have commanded the highest price at the auction.
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli is heading the team of Bengaluru. The team was in news recently after RCB player Mandeep Singh was bought at a high price by Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team, which has delivered an outstanding performance in all the seasons, has secured third position. The expectations on the team are higher when compared to other teams as it has captain Virat Kohli, who has made record number of runs in the recent One Day International.
4. Kolkata Knight Riders
The two-time winner of the championship has not lost its fame this time. The team is placed at fourth position in terms of highest fan following. As is common knowledge, the team is owned by Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan, the followers of the Khan have also turned into followers of the team. Cricketer Dinesh Karthik is heading the team.
5. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad has gained much popularity thanks to its association with David Warner. As Warner got caught in the ball tampering controversy, he was replaced with Alex Hales as the opening batsman.Australian cricketer Kane Williamson is the captain of the team, which is owned by Kalanithi Maran of Sun Group. Sunrisers Hyderabad, which won the title in 2016 is at Top five in highest fan following.