Cricket is the most followed game in India. It brings people together despite all their differences. With the emergence of the internet and social media, people have got the opportunity to talk about the game with each other without knowing each other. There have been numerous instances where fans have discussed the game on Twitter.
Meanwhile, data has been extracted in which Twitter handles were mentioned during the discussions related to the game last year. According to the data, the former India skipper Virat Kohli has topped the charts. Kohli is followed by four-time Indian T20 League winners, Chennai. The team is in the second spot on the list. Notably, India’s former skipper, MS Dhoni is in the third spot.
After him, the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is on the fourth spot. The fifth and last spot is held by the current skipper of the India team in all formats, Rohit Sharma.
Most mentioned handles around cricket:
- @imVkohli- Virat Kohli
- @ChennaiIPL- Chennai Team in the Indian T20 League
- @msdhoni- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- @BCCI- Board of Control for Cricket in India
- @ImRo45- Rohit Sharma
These numbers contribute to various factors. Last season of the Indian T20 League (ITL) was won by the Men in Yellow. Dhoni became the second captain after Sharma to win four ITL titles as a skipper. Notably, Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai to five ITL titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. On the other hand, Dhoni has led his side to the ITL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.
Talking about Kohli and Rohit, there handles are topping the charts predominantly due to change in leadership in the Indian team last year.