History was made at this year’s #IPLAuction as Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) became the first Afghanistan cricketer to join VIVO@IPL, while Ben Stokes (@BenStokes38) from the Rising Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants)broke record with Rs 14.5 crore (USD 2.16 million) fee for an overseas player.
Cricket fans, teams, players, owners, and journalists shared their reactions regarding the announcement and other highlights in real-time on Twitter as the 5th edition of the #IPLAuction took place on February 20.
More than 2,30,000 tweets related to #IPLAuction were sent in real-time over the one-day auction. The interactive chart below shows the Twitter conversation flow and some of the top tweets from the conversation on Twitter.
@IPL live tweeted the auction as it happened, lighting up the conversation in India. The heatmap (provided by @Trendsmap) below shows the pulse of the #IPLAuction 2017 conversation on Twitter India.
The real-time experience of the #IPLAuction was taken to the next level as 11,000 viewers tuned in to watch Richard Madley share his live video broadcast on Periscope: