‘Russellmania’ continues to rule IPL and social media

Andre Russell (@Russell12A) has been in spectacular form in this IPL. From chasing mammoth totals, to setting outlandish ones, Russell has done it all this season. His 13-ball 48 though, made the biggest impact on and off the field. The knock helped KKR (@KKRiders) snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against RCB, and fans on Twitter couldn t stop raving about it.

Most Tweeted about moments: (1 April – 7 April, 2019)

  1. Andre Russell s turning the match in favour by smashing 48 runs of 13 balls as KKR chase the target of 205 #RCBvKKR
  2. RCB s consecutive 5th loss in IPL against KKR #RCBvKKR
  3. Sam Curran s hat-trick which helped KXIP to pull off a stunning 14-run win over DC at their home ground #KXIPvDC

The match which saw Russell s scintillating knock, remained one of the fan favourites through the week. No wonder it became the 2nd most tweeted about match.

Most Tweeted about matches:

  1. #MIvCSK
  2. #RCBvKKR
  3. #SRHvMI
  4. #CSKvKXIP
  5. #RRvKKR

Russell s knock also ensured that KKR became one of the top 3 mentioned teams on Twitter.

Most mentioned teams:

  1. Chennai Super Kings – @ChennaiIPL
  2. Mumbai Indians – @mipaltan
  3. Kolkata Knight Riders – @KKRiders

While Russell and KKR did rake in the accolades, Virat Kohli received some flak for his side s performances. Ok, not some, quite a bit. As a result, he was the most mentioned player on the platform.

Most mentioned players:

  1. Virat Kohli (@imVkohli)
  2. M.S.Dhoni (@msdhoni)
  3. K L Rahul (@klrahul11)

Here are the most trended hashtags related to IPL in week 2:

Top trended hashtags:

  1. #Yellove

https://twitter.com/ChennaiIPL/status/1115640954210279424

  1. #OneFamily

https://twitter.com/LoyalSachinFan/status/1113708075247112192

  1. #KKRHaiTaiyaar

https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/1115589698049568769