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Celebrate a decade of #IPL on Twitter with new player emojis!

By Aneesh Madani
Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The wait is nearly over and the Indian Premier League (@IPL) is back, and with the world’s biggest T20 cricket competition celebrating it’s tenth anniversary, 2017 promises to be the biggest season yet! Here’s how to keep up with the best #IPL 10 has to offer on Twitter throughout the seven weeks of world-class cricketing action.

Player Twitter emojis
To mark this landmark season, we’ve decided to ramp to things up on the Twitter front and what better way to celebrate #IPL than with new Twitter emojis.

Not only is there a Twitter exclusive emoji of the IPL logo that appears when Tweet the hashtag #IPL, we’ve also created a massive 30 news emojis for your favourite IPL players!

Tweeting an IPL player emoji is simple. Just Tweet using the designated player hashtag (i.e. #ViratKohli for Virat Kholi) and an emoji version of that player will automatically appear after the hashtag within your Tweet.

Check out the gif in this Tweet from @IPL to see how these emojis will look in the wild. There is also a full list of all player emoji hashtags at the end of this blog*.

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Exclusive access

The @IPL account is the best place to start your fan journey. It offers access to the league’s activities, players, and teams. Follow all IPL related voices on Twitter, from players to teams.
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The @IPL teams

Below, we’ve ranked all the eight teams by their number of followers:

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They’ve been having some fun on Twitter leading up to the season.

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Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) have taken the behind the scenes access next level with their Twitter exclusive #MICam video updates giving fans unprecedented access to their preparations for #IPL 10.

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The players

Once you’ve followed @IPL and the teams, your next stop is to check out what the players are up to on Twitter. Of course in T20 it’s often about the star men and game changers, so here’s our list of the most followed player from each team.

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Here’s how some of the players and team staff have been Tweeting their excitement about this landmark season.

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Join the conversation
The official hashtags for the individual teams are as follows:

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Each match will also have a unique hashtag to help you follow along and join the conversation as the teams go head to head in the following format:

We can’t wait to catch all the Tweet action of #IPL 10!

*Full list of Twitter player emojis hashtags

Delhi Daredevils

Gujarat Lions

KingsXI Punjab

KKR

Mumbai Indians

RCB

Rising Pune Supergiants

SRH

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Aneesh Madani

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Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific at Twitter

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