Cricket season takes Twitter by storm
The season’s opening weekend witnessed close to 1.4 million Tweets as fans join in the global cricket conversation
Published - 26-March-2019
The summer of cricket is here and the conversation continues to heat up on Twitter. Since the start of March, there have been over 4.8 million Tweets on cricket from teams, players and fans alike. India explodes with Tweets on cricket over the opening weekend with close to 1.4 million Tweets. The conversation goes global (as shown in the heatmap below) as the cricket season kicks off!
This year, fans can look forward to highlighting clips and live coverage from Cricbuzz (@Cricbuzz) of their pre-show, mid-innings, and post-show coverage featuring top names in the sport like Harsha Bhogle, Gaurav Kapur, and Virender Sehwag. Twitter has also partnered with NDTV (@NDTV) to offer fans live pre- and post-match video commentary as well as customized graphic explainers and scorecards to get them the latest happenings during the cricket season.
“Twitter is the best place to see what's happening in the world of sports, especially this summer of cricket. We are pleased to have Cricbuzz and NDTV to bring cricket fans on Twitter exclusive live content on their favourite game,” says Rahul Pushkarna, Head of Content Partnerships, Twitter Asia Pacific.
"Cricket is consistently one of the world's largest conversation drivers on Twitter and we expect to see more engagement from fans and brands alike as the season heats up," he added. "Back by popular demand we have emojis for all your favorite cricket teams like Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and so many more."
For cricket fans, follow and engage with the league’s activities, players, and teams with the below accounts and hashtags:
The Captain has his say on @stevesmith49’s return and the core strength of our team! ??— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 25 March 2019
The match starts in just a few hours! How are we feeling, Royals? ? #RRvKXIP #HallaBol pic.twitter.com/jRgeP7rOyB
Our first home game of the season is almost here. The Bold Squad is training hard and getting ready to #PlayBold. Check out the training session.— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) 25 March 2019
Download the RCB Official App for exclusive content. pic.twitter.com/pN7VIrwe5O
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Robin & Dre Russ Unplugged ??@robbieuthappa tries to discover the secret behind @Russell12A's big hitting & what's with the 300 push ups story? Interview by @28anand— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 25 March 2019
Find out more here ??https://t.co/KPuZs95Aby pic.twitter.com/D7Q5JIiSrg