IPL 2020 promises to be the most unique season of all time as there will be no spectators in the stadium this time. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have not allowed the fans at the venues. However, since everyone is at home, the cricket pundits expect this season to be the most-watched IPL tournament.
Also, social media engagement is expected to be high for IPL 2020. Among the IPL teams, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have the highest followers on Instagram, as the two teams have more than 5 million followers each. Royal Challengers Bangalore also has a huge fan following on all social media platforms.
Talking about the IPL captains now, every upcoming cricketer’s dream is to lead a team in the IPL. The primary reason behind it is that the player gains immense popularity after becoming the team’s leader. In this article, we will look at the top five most-followed IPL team captains across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Here’s the list:
5. David Warner – 9.8 million followers
Australian opener David Warner is the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. Under Warner’s captaincy, the Orange Army had won its maiden IPL trophy in 2016. Also, the southpaw has been the top run-getter for Hyderabad in IPL.
During the lockdown period, Warner gained much popularity because of his hilarious video clips. Along with him, his family members also became well-known in the Indian cricketing circles. David is the fifth most-followed IPL skipper.
He has 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Two million Twitter users follow the Australian cricketer, while on Facebook, David Warner’s official page has 3.7 million likes. Thus, in total, Warner has almost 10 million fans on social media.
4. KL Rahul – 14.2 million followers
KL Rahul will lead an IPL franchise for the first time in his career. He does not have much captaincy experience, but earlier this year, he had got a chance to lead India in the T20I match against New Zealand when the team’s captain Rohit Sharma got injured. Rahul did a fine job as a skipper then.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has never won the IPL trophy. Hence, the organizers will have high hopes from KL Rahul, who has been remarkably consistent with the bat in the last two seasons. Rahul is also very popular off the field because of his good looks and style.
The Karnataka-based player has 67 lakh followers on Instagram, while his Facebook page has 3 million likes. The rest of his 4.5 million followers are courtesy of his Twitter account.
3. Rohit Sharma – 42.9 million followers
The most successful captain in IPL history Rohit Sharma will lead the Mumbai Indians in the 13th edition of the league. Sharma made his captaincy debut in 2013, and in the last seven years, he has helped Mumbai win four IPL trophies. Besides, Rohit had also won the IPL title as a part of the Deccan Chargers squad in 2009.
Mumbai Indians do not have fond memories from their last visit to the UAE. Thus, Rohit Sharma will have the onus of improving the team’s record. Also, Mumbai has never won an IPL championship in an even year, another jinx that the Hitman will look to end in 2020.
Rohit is also the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, and his explosive batting performances have helped him gain 15.6 million followers on Instagram. His Twitter handle has 17.3 million followers, whereas 10 million fans like his Facebook page.
5. MS Dhoni – 57.6 million followers
MS Dhoni will make his return to the cricket field for the first time after announcing his retirement from international cricket. The Ranchi-based wicket-keeper batsman will don the yellow jersey in IPL 2020. Chennai Super Kings could not defend their title in IPL 2019 as they lost the final to Mumbai Indians by one run.
Dhoni’s team will look forward to avenging that loss to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. However, the team will miss its two seasoned pros Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina, this year. MS Dhoni will have a lot more responsibility in the batting department.
The 39-year-old has an incredible fan following around the world as 29.6 million Instagram users follow him on the photo-sharing site. Dhoni’s Facebook page has 20 million likes, and his Twitter account has 8 million followers.
1. Virat Kohli – 154.8 million followers
Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore has not won a single IPL trophy, their skipper Virat Kohli stands at the number one position on the list of the most-followed IPL captains. Kohli is the all-time highest run-scorer in IPL history. Also, he is the only player to register four centuries in one IPL season.
He has many other records to his name. Besides, Kohli is also one of the top batsmen in world cricket right now. His charming looks have helped him gain millions of female fans as well.
The right-handed batsman is the most-followed Asian on Instagram with 79.8 million followers. His Facebook page has 37 million likes, while 38 million Twitter users follow the RCB skipper.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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