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.
More than 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.
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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.
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
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