Ben Stokes became the most expensive player ever to feature in the IPL as Rising Pune Supergiants bought Stokes for Rs 14.5 crore. For the first time ever, two players from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan Arman and Mohammad Nabi, were listed for the auctions
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | February 22, 2017
The recently concluded IPL auction, which was live cast on Sony Six (SD and HD), recorded as many as 230k tweets with the hashtag #IPLAuction. Ben Stokes (@BenStokes38) became the most expensive player ever to feature in the IPL as Rising Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants) bought Stokes for Rs 14.5 crore.
For the first time ever, two players from Afghanistan Rashid Khan Arman and Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) were listed for the auctions. Arman and Nabi, both were bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore and Rs 30 lakh, respectively.
Cricket fans, teams, players, owners and journalists shared their reactions regarding the announcement and other highlights in real-time on Twitter as the fifth edition of the #IPLAuction took place on February 20.
Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships, India and South East Asia, Twitter, said, "Twitter remains the go-to platform to follow what's happening around the #IPLAuction in real-time. From cricketers to statisticians, commentators to teams, there was an array of accounts tweeting during the live event resulting in over 230,000 tweets. Over the years, the IPL has evolved the live experience around the IPL auction on Twitter from just text to photos, videos and live video. For instance, the historic announcement of Mohammed Nabi's signing was made through a video tweet and there was even a special live video interview with auctioneer Richard Madley in the build-up. Lots to look forward to for cricket fans on Twitter in the 10th season of the league."https://twitter.com/IPL/status/833502431682162688 https://twitter.com/IPL/status/833527614417539072 https://twitter.com/MohammadNabi007/status/833576506953707521
Over 230,000 tweets related to #IPLAuction were sent in real-time over the one-day auction. Some of the tweets and the conversations about the auction are as below:https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/833665802347888641 https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/833619170826780680 https://twitter.com/stevesmith49/status/833568382075023362 https://twitter.com/tmills15/status/833607826094301184
@IPL live tweeted the auction as it happened, lighting up the conversation in India. 2017 conversation on Twitter India.
Heatmap: https://www.trendsmap.com/v/hBEE/whttps://twitter.com/IPL/status/833559183668690944 https://twitter.com/IPL/status/833540415236210688 https://twitter.com/IPL/status/833557629062545410
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:https://twitter.com/IPL/status/833330836367831040
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! Below are the twitter handles for each of the teams.
@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