Most Popular Team in IPL – Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular T20 leagues in the cricketing world. In 2022, two new franchises will only add to the thrill and excitement of the cash-rich league. The current eight franchises have a huge fan following not just in India, but all over the world. This huge fanbase is due to the fact that superstars from several countries unite at one place to compete in one of the most difficult T20 leagues in the world.
Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders are four of the most popular teams in IPL. Mumbai is one of the most popular and largest cities in India, hence it is no surprise that MI rank among the most popular teams. MS Dhoni, who has led Chennai Super Kings right since its onset has millions of fans around the world, which is almost unmatched in the sporting community.
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Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most successful sides in IPL, winning the tournament on four occasions. Led by MS Dhoni, the Men in Yellow are the definition of the word consistency, as they have managed to reach the finals on nine out of a possible 12 seasons.
MS Dhoni’s legacy as a captain, and their consistent performances over the years have helped Chennai Super Kings become the most popular team in IPL. MS Dhoni, popularly known as the ‘Thala’ is the sole reason for several fans around the world supporting Chennai Super Kings.
|Franchise||Number of Instagram Followers|
|Chennai Super Kings||9.1 million|
|Mumbai Indians||8.2 million|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||7.7 million|
|Delhi Capitals||2.9 million|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2.8 million|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||2.5 million|
|Punjab Kings||2.4 million|
|Rajasthan Royals||2.0 million|
The former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, is a certain mass puller not just from the eastern part of the country, where his hometown, Ranchi is located. But he has also become a household name in the southern part of India, as fans from Chennai look forward to the two months of IPL to catch a glimpse of their idol.
As for Royal Challengers Bangalore, their former skipper, Virat Kohli is also popular among the fans. The Indian Test captain might not have won an IPL trophy yet, but that does not take anything away from the champion of a player he is. Fans call him by his popular nickname, ‘King Kohli.’
Mumbai Indians is the most successful franchise in the history of IPL, having won five titles. In a team that consists of Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah, it is quite obvious that the franchise will have several supporters. Additionally, Mumbai as a city is known to be a breeding ground for some world-class cricketers.
Bollywood actor and legend Shah Rukh Khan who is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the most known names in Indian cinema, worldwide. As a result, KKR have managed to be one of the most popular teams over the years. The people in Kolkata are very fond of cricket, as the city has one of the most iconic venues in the cricketing fraternity, the Eden Gardens.