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Top 5 most followed IPL teams on Instagram

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most celebrated and widely followed cricket league globally, captivating the hearts of millions of fans. The franchises, with their star-studded line-ups and high-voltage matches, have not only dominated the cricketing world but also created their massive fan base on social media platforms.

Top Five most admired IPL teams on Instagram:

1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 13.1** Million Followers

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) (Image source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings, a powerhouse in the IPL, boasts a staggering 13.1 million followers on Instagram. With an illustrious history, the team has clinched the IPL title five times. Led by the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, CSK’s popularity extends beyond the cricket field. Dhoni, a global sports icon, adds to the team’s allure, making CSK a favourite among cricket enthusiasts.

2. Mumbai Indians (MI) – 12.4** Million Followers

Tied with CSK in terms of IPL victories, Mumbai Indians  have gathered a massive fan base of 12.4 million on Instagram. Having been led by stalwart Rohit Sharma from 2013 to 2023, the torch has now passed to Hardik Pandya for IPL 2024.

3. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 11.7** Million Followers

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) (Image source: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore, boasting 11.7 million Instagram followers, are a team synonymous with excitement and star power. Despite not clinching an IPL title, RCB shines with cricketing gem Virat Kohli in their ranks, who is one of the most widely followed cricketers globally. Known for their explosive style of play, RCB’s thrilling performances have garnered a fervent fanbase that extends far beyond borders.

4. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 4** Million Followers

With 4 million Instagram followers, Kolkata Knight Riders are a two-time IPL-winning franchise. Partially owned by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, KKR’s blend of cricketing prowess and star power makes it a favourite among fans. The team’s charisma extends beyond the boundaries of the cricket field, creating a unique fan connection.

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5. Delhi Capitals (DC) & Gujarat Titans (GT) – 3.5** Million Followers

Gujarat Titans (GT)
Gujarat Titans (GT) (Image source: Twitter)

While Delhi Capitals are yet to secure an IPL title, the franchise have amassed 3.5 million Instagram followers. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans, in their inaugural IPL season in 2022, clinched the coveted trophy and finished as runners-up in 2023. The team, led by Hardik in its two seasons, now sees young Indian batter Shubman Gill taking charge for the upcoming season, adding a new chapter to their story.

**- followers updated till December 17, 2023

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