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CSK becomes the most-followed IPL team on Instagram after MI snubs Rohit Sharma as captain

CSK Instagram Followers: Chennai becomes Most Followed IPL Team on Instagram

CSK’s Instagram followers have reached a new milestone, making them the most followed IPL team on Instagram. This achievement highlights the team’s immense popularity and strong fan engagement.

Recently, CSK surpassed other IPL teams in Instagram followers, achieving a significant milestone in their social media presence.

CSK’s Instagram Followers Milestone

Interestingly, the arch-rivals of Mumbai Indians, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), found themselves benefiting from this development. As a result of the backlash faced by Mumbai Indians, CSK now claims the top spot as the most-followed IPL team on Instagram.

IPL Teams Instagram Followers

TeamInstagram Followers (IN MILLION) Key PlayersRecent Achievements
 ChennaiSuper Kings (CSK)15.9MMS Dhoni, Ravindra JadejaIPL Champions 2023
Mumbai Indians (MI)13.9MRohit Sharma, Jasprit BumrahIPL Champions 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)14.7MVirat Kohli, Faf du PlessisPlayoffs 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)6.6MAndre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shreyas IyerIPL Champions 2024
Delhi Capitals (DC)3.9MRishabh Pant, Axar PatelPlayoffs 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)4.5MTravis Head, Pat CumminsPlayoffs 2024
Punjab Kings (PBKS)3.3MKL Rahul, Chris GaylePlayoffs 2014
Rajasthan Royals (RR)4.5MSanju Samson, Jos ButtlerIPL Champions 2008
 LucknowSuper Giants (LSG)3.3MKL Rahul, Marcus StoinisNew team, established 2021
Gujarat Titans (GT)4.1MShubman GillIPL Champions 2022

Rohit Sharma, who took over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians from the legendary Sachin Tendulkar in 2013, has been instrumental in guiding the team to five IPL titles. In his inaugural season as captain, Rohit led MI to their maiden IPL championship, and the team has continued its winning streak with four additional titles.

As a measure of the impact of this leadership change, Mumbai Indians’ Instagram handle experienced a significant loss of followers. The count dropped by as many as 150,000 followers, indicating the extent of discontent among fans.

Despite this setback, Mumbai Indians remain a close second to CSK, both boasting a substantial following of 13 million on Instagram. The news of Rohit Sharma being replaced by Hardik Pandya evidently did not sit well with the fan base, highlighting the emotional connection and loyalty fans have towards their team’s leadership.

What makes CSK Special? Why is CSK the most followed team? 

On Thursday, following the bombshell announcement by Mumbai Indians (MI) regarding Rohit Sharma’s departure as captain, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took to Twitter to acknowledge Rohit’s decade-long journey with the team. In a tweet, CSK expressed their respect for Rohit’s spirited challenges, accompanying the message with a photo of MS Dhoni shaking hands with Rohit.

Rohit Sharma assumed the captaincy for MI in 2013, taking over from Ricky Ponting four games into the season. The team secured their first IPL title that year by defeating CSK in the final by 23 runs. MI’s second title came in 2015, once again triumphing over CSK in the final.

An intriguing twist unfolded in 2017 when MI faced Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, a team captained by Dhoni during CSK’s suspension from the league. MI clinched their third title with a victory in that final. The fourth IPL title for MI was secured in 2019 with a thrilling win over CSK, and they went on to successfully defend their title in 2020, defeating Delhi Capitals.

Rohit Sharma, now the fourth-highest run-scorer in IPL history with 6,211 runs, contributed significantly as captain, amassing 3,986 runs across 157 innings at a strike rate of 129.37, including 25 fifties. Among IPL captains, his run tally is the third-highest after Virat Kohli’s 4,994 runs and MS Dhoni’s 4,660.

Hardik Pandya, Rohit’s successor, began his IPL career with MI in 2015, scoring 1,476 runs and taking 42 wickets for the franchise. Initially signed as an uncapped player for INR 10 lakh, Pandya played a pivotal role in MI’s title-winning campaigns in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.


Which IPL team is the most followed on Instagram?

As of now, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the most followed IPL team on Instagram, with over 12 million followers.

How many followers does CSK have on Instagram?

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has over 15.9 million followers on Instagram, making them the most followed IPL team.

Why is CSK the most followed IPL team on Instagram?

CSK’s popularity can be attributed to their consistent performance, star players like MS Dhoni, and strong fan engagement on social media platforms.

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