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) breaks record with 14.5 crores (US$2.16 million) fee for an overseas player from the Rising Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants). 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 20th.
? #IPLauction✔️ ? Feb 20 ✔️ ⌚ 9:30 AM IST✔️? Live clips✔️— IndianPremierLeague ( @IPL) February 20, 2017
? Photos✔️? Numbers✔️?? https://t.co/ON5cvaHbH2✔️ pic.twitter.com/WkvmGlXLOW
The VIVO #IPL franchises have arrived. The action starts now… #IPLauction pic.twitter.com/nMhifpcCQB— IndianPremierLeague ( @IPL) February 20, 2017
An amazing 230,000 Tweets related to #IPLAuction were sent in real-time over the one-day auction. Click on the interactive chart below to see the Twitter conversation flow and some of the top Tweets from the conversation on Twitter.
Feeling on top of the world being selected for Team @SunRisers @IPL auction. Tnx for your love & support. pic.twitter.com/O1ROW8BSpY— Mohammad Nabi ( @MohammadNabi007) February 20, 2017
I think we are all set. Well done Team. https://t.co/QB3ebnAYks— Shah Rukh Khan ( @iamsrk) February 20, 2017
Today in #IPLAuction , owners had to work and Sehwag shop. Enjoyed the shopping and looks like a good WorkShop . https://t.co/DW9eT9bVqU— Virender Sehwag ( @virendersehwag) February 20, 2017
Welcome to Pune @benstokes38 first round is on you!— Steve Smith ( @stevesmith49) February 20, 2017
Pune Warriors bought Ben Stokes for 14.5 cr. Sahara spends big to buy big players, they got Gujarat CM for 25cr few years ago.— Rofl Gandhi ( @RoflGandhi_) February 20, 2017
Our purchases from the VIVO #IPLAuction 2017.— KolkataKnightRiders ( @KKRiders) February 20, 2017
Let us know what you think of our new additions. #KnightsOf2017 pic.twitter.com/URVsM9G6QK
@IPL live Tweeted the auction as it happened, lighting up the conversation in India. Click on the heatmap (provided by @Trendsmap) below to see the pulse of the #IPLAuction 2017 conversation on Twitter India.
HISTORY MADE at #IPLAuction - Mohammad Nabi becomes the first Afghanistan cricketer to join VIVO IPL. He will play for @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/Y4sanD86Ev— IndianPremierLeague ( @IPL) February 20, 2017
.@RPSupergiants’ Sanjiv Goenka on acquiring the services of @benstokes38 #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/alFlQnVOvm— IndianPremierLeague ( @IPL) February 20, 2017
.@RCBTweets chairman Amrit Thomas speaks about @tmills15’s selection #IPLauction pic.twitter.com/9ldggj9DHM— IndianPremierLeague ( @IPL) February 20, 2017
The real-time experience of the #IPLAuction is taken to the next level as 11,000 viewers tuned in to watch Richard Madley share his live video broadcast on Periscope:
Richard Madley is here with us LIVE as he shares his experiences with us #IPLAuction https://t.co/9SsvuPZuKN— IndianPremierLeague ( @IPL) February 19, 2017
Meanwhile, Cricket fans reminisced MS Dhoni (@msdhoni) and his contributions as Captain:
Dhoni is no longer captain of @RPSupergiants. was the only reason to support Rising Pune Supergiants. Sigh..! #IPLAuction— Sirisha Pulakunta ( @Siri__tweets) February 19, 2017
RT if you too are waiting for this! #CSKreturns #IPLAuction pic.twitter.com/NduIy2SNss— MS Dhoni™ ( @BleedDhonism) February 20, 2017
No meaning of #IPL2017— payal ? ( @chasmish_girl) February 19, 2017
Not interested in #IPLAuction
No meaning of supporting @RPSupergiants if MS Dhoni is nt captain ?#WeWantCaptainDhoni pic.twitter.com/h8Zf4tNJAN
The #IPLAuction might be over, but this is just the beginning of the action for #IPL2017. Follow Indian Premier League @IPL and all of your favourite teams on Twitter to get ready for the start of the season!
@TheGujaratLions - The Gujarat Lions
@RPSupergiants - Rising Pune Supergiants
@DelhiDaredevils - Delhi Daredevils
@KKRiders - Kolkata Knight Riders
@lionsdenkxip - Kings XI Punjab
@mipaltan - Mumbai Indians
@RCBTweets - Royal Challengers Bangalore
@SunRisers - SunRisers Hyderabad