The 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) came to an end on Tuesday (November 10) with Mumbai Indians (MI) clinching the title by defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The cash-rich event was held across three venues in UAE without the presence of crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While fans couldn’t see the action from the ground, they made full use of social media in this edition to enjoy the IPL.
In a statement, social media giant Facebook on Friday (November 13) said IPL 2020 was a big conversation driver, recording over 10 million mentions.
It also added that almost 74 per cent of the people talking about IPL were in the 18-34 years age group.
According to the statement, Mumbai Indians (MI) topped the list of most mentioned teams, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
RCB skipper Virat Kohli led the tally of most mentioned players while MS Dhoni (CSK) and Rohit Sharma (MI) were at the second and third positions, respectively.
The top regions leading conversations were Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka and Bihar, the statement said.
“Cricket transcends all boundaries and brings India together like few things do. IPL over the years has emerged as a celebration of the sport and one of the biggest cultural moments for cricket fans in the country especially in these times,” Facebook India Director and Head of Partnerships Manish Chopra said.
He further said that as the tournament progressed, fans came together to comment, share, post about their favourite moments, players and teams throughout the season across Facebook’s family of apps (Instagram and WhatsApp).
(With PTI inputs)