Twitter continues to buzz over IPL 8; RCB's Virat Kohli most popular batsman

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 02, 2015 10:28 IST

The eighth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still topping the Twitter charts in its third week with over 43 million live impressions.

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) was the most popular batsman from from 23-29 April. Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine (@SunilPNarine74) was the most talked-about bowler in the third week of the tournament, with all the issues which have cropped up regarding his suspect bowling action.

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings fans continue to cheer their team, making them the crowd favourites for the third week running.

The blockbuster match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (#CSKvKKR) on 28 April in Chennai was the most popular game in the last week, which Chennai Super Kings won by 2 runs.

Top Moments, on the basis of tweets per minute, between 23-29 April were as follows:

1. Chennai Super Kings wins by two runs against Kolkata Knight Riders

2. Kolkata Knight Rider's Yusuf Pathan is dismissed for 13 off 18 balls by Chennai Super King's Dwayne Bravo

3. Chennai Super King's Ravindra Jadeja piles on the pressure on Kolkata Knight Riders by bowling a 1 run over

4. Kolkata Knight Rider's Pat Cummins is dismissed for a duck by Chennai Super King's Dwayne Bravo

5. Royal Challengers Bangalore's Safaraz Khan scores 45 off 21 in his first innings, taking his team to a total of 200 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals


Most Mentioned Batsmen and Bowlers on Twitter during the live match windows with the proverbial #ORANGECAP and #PURPLECAP going to the most mentioned batsman and bowler, respectively.

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