The IPL 2020 concluded on 10th November in Dubai after Mumbai Indians defeated the Delhi Capitals to clinch their fifth title. While Mumbai may have won the tournament, the team which was most tweeted about on Twitter was MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, Chennai was the most tweeted about the team this season, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore, winners Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, and finalists Delhi Capitals.
Chennai Super Kings failed to qualify for playoffs:
For the first time in the history of the IPL, MS Dhoni-led CSK couldn’t qualify for the playoffs. CSK finished at the 7th spot on the points table. In a rather disappointing season, there were a few positives for Stephen Fleming’s side- Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis performed much better than the rest of the team members.
Morevorely, MS Dhoni, who has led CSK to three IPL titles, has confirmed that he will continue playing for the yellow army next season as well.
Talking about social media, RCB skipper, Virat Kohli was the most tweeted about player in the tournament. The opening game between MI and CSK was the most tweeted about the match, along with being the most viewed opening game in any sports league in the world.
Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet on Nicholas Pooran’s brilliant save on the boundary line was the most retweeted tweet regarding the IPL. The number of retweets on his tweet has crossed the 23,000-mark.
Defending 224 against Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah, in the 8th over bowled by Murugan Ashwin. Sanju Samson smashed a half-tracker to the deep mid-wicket boundary where Nicholas Pooran saved a six with an unreal fielding display- at one moment he was almost parallel with the ground.
Tendulkar took to Twitter and tweeted, “This is the best save I have seen in my life. Simply incredible!!”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 27, 2020
In recent reports, it is believed that the BCCI is planning to organize a mega-auction as it was planned originally. However, some of the franchises aren’t happy with it, as it gives them less time to prepare.