KKR’s Andre Russell lights up the IPL and Twitter: KKR’s swashbuckling all-rounder accumulated widespread interest on Twitter.
Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell (@Russell12A) has been in spectacular form in this IPL. From chasing mammoth totals, to setting outlandish ones, Russell has done it all this season. His 13-ball 48 though, made the biggest impact on and off the field.
The knock helped KKR (@KKRiders) snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against RCB, and fans on social media platform Twitter couldn’t stop raving about it.
Other than Russell’s match-winning innings, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fifth consecutive loss and Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Sam Curran’s hat-trick made the rounds on Twitter in the last week.
Most Tweeted about moments: (1 April – 7 April, 2019)
1) Andre Russell’s turning the match in favour by smashing 48 runs of 13 balls as KKR chase the target of 205 #RCBvKKR
2) RCB’s consecutive 5th loss in IPL against KKR #RCBvKKR
3) Sam Curran’s hat-trick which helped KXIP to pull off a stunning 14-run win over DC at their home ground #KXIPvDC
Most Tweeted about matches:
The match which saw Russell’s scintillating knock, remained one of the fan favourites through the week. No wonder it became the 2nd most tweeted about match.
Russell’s knock also ensured that KKR became one of the top 3 mentioned teams on Twitter.
Most mentioned teams:
Chennai Super Kings – @ChennaiIPL
Mumbai Indians – @mipaltan
Kolkata Knight Riders – @KKRiders
While Russell and KKR did rake in the accolades, Virat Kohli received some flak for his side’s performances. Ok, not some, quite a bit. As a result, he was the most mentioned player on the platform.
Most mentioned players:
Virat Kohli (@imVkohli)
K L Rahul (@klrahul11)
Here are the most trended hashtags related to IPL in week 2:
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/ChennaiIPL/status/1115640954210279424
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/LoyalSachinFan/status/1113708075247112192
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/1115589698049568769