Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, CSK, Rohit Sharma are among the most mentioned Twitter handles and hashtags in India
Cricket is a popular sport in India. Cricketers have a massive fan following across the country. People talk about the sport a lot on Twitter. Cricket is no less than a festival in the country.
Twitter has revealed the most mentioned Twitter handles and hashtags across Cricket in India. There were more than 96.2M tweets on cricket in India over the year. Reportedly, there were also five most mentioned Twitter Handles and Hashtags in Cricket from January 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022.
According to Twitter India, the data revealed that the three cricketers- Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Rohit Sharma are very popular in India. The most mentioned Twitter handles around cricket are @imVkohli- Virat Kohli, @ChennaiIPL- Chennai Super Kings, @msdhoni- Mahendra Singh Dhoni, @BCCI- Board of Control for Cricket in India, and @ImRo45- Rohit Sharma.
The most mentioned hashtags around cricket are #WhistlePodu- Chennai Super Kings, #IPL2021- Indian Premier League, #TeamIndia- Indian Cricket Team, #Yellove- Chennai Super Kings, and #MSDhoni- Cricketer.
Three out of the top five hashtags revolve around the Chennai-based IPL franchise because of the popularity of MS Dhoni. CSK has the most followers on Twitter among all other IPL teams. Even after retiring from all international forms, MS Dhoni still resides in the hearts of his fans. Fans always engage in a serious conversation about MS Dhoni on Twitter. During the time of IPL, the conversations are even more intense. The data showed the extreme craze for cricket in India, especially the Indian Premier League.
Former Team India skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most popular faces in Indian cricket. He is the most mentioned cricketer. Kohli is very popular among youth. People are also interested in his personal life because of the popularity of his wife, Anushka Sharma.