‘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

  1. #OneFamily

  1. #KKRHaiTaiyaar