#IPLAuction 2017 live on Twitter

By Aneesh Madani
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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.

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. 

#IPLAuction 2017 live on Twitter

@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.

#IPLAuction 2017 live on Twitter

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:

 Meanwhile, Cricket fans reminisced MS Dhoni (@msdhoni) and his contributions as Captain:

 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