Kolkata Knight Riders are Champions but Kings XI Punjab win Twitter Battle in IPL Final

Updated: 02 June 2014 19:17 IST

Sunday's final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab was the most tweeted match of IPL 7

Kolkata Knight Riders might have sped through to a second IPL championship, but Kings XI Punjab won the Twitter battle in Sunday's final at Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium. According to the fan meter on iplt20.com for the grand finale, #KXIP clocked 28,125 Tweets while #KKR had 23,085 Tweets.

The most tweeted moment of the IPL final were Piyush Chawla's winning boundary. Wriddhiman Saha's six to reach the first-ever century in an IPL final was a close second, with Manish Pandey's dismissal, Chawla's match-turning six off Mitchell Johnson and Saha's consecutive boundaries in the last over of the Kings XI innings bringing up the top 5.

Bengal boy Saha was the most mentioned player in the final for his scintillating century. Man of the Match Pandey was second, and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir was the third most tweeted about player during the final.

Some of the most retweeted Tweets around the IPL 7 Final

Kolkata Knight Rider co-owner Shah Rukh Khan's Tweets after the final were some of the most retweeted. Among others, Virat Kohli's Tweet complimenting Shah Rukh on his sportsmanship after the final (1411 ReTweets) and Preity Zinta's message to her team (953 ReTweets) were retweeted many times over as well.

Most tweeted matches of IPL 7

With a thrill-a-minute run chase, the IPL final was the most tweeted about game of IPL 7, with KXIP's win over CSK in Qualifier 2 making it to the Top 2. The Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royals final match of the regular season was pushed back to third spot.

Most tweeted about teams in IPL 7

Based on the figures from the IPL on Twitter page of iplt20.com, the Mumbai Indians remained the most tweeted about team in IPL 7 with 415K tweets related to the team, followed by Kings XI Punjab with 333K who edged into the Top 2 after the playoffs and final. Chennai Super Kings were third with 331K related tweets while champions Kolkata Knight Riders sneaked into 4th place with 290K related tweets.

Most tweeted about players in IPL 7 Final

The five most tweeted about players in the IPL 7 final were: Saha, Pandey, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell. Saha and Pandey stole the show from their more fancied teammates with some brilliant batting. Punjab's utility man Saha scored a record century in an IPL final.

Some of the most Re-tweeted Tweets around the IPL 7 Final:


Either the cup is too big or my nose is. Either way the victory of my KKR boys is the biggest still. Love u. Get ready Kolkata we rule!!!!

https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/473200118976360448 (2,074 ReTweets)


We are kind of ready...in all shapes and sizes. Bring it on. Go my KKR....

https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/473012539203141632 (1,850 ReTweets)


Two hearts racing. My KKR & mine. They say when two hearts race...both win. So let's wish for more & dream a little higher. Love u my boys.

https://twitter.com/iamsrk/status/472996051310239744 (1,713 ReTweets)

@imvkohli Virat Kohli:

@iamsrk puts on a @lionsdenkxip jersey. Calls them the best team. What a sportsman! Congratulations to @KKRiders and @iamsrk.

https://twitter.com/imVkohli/status/473344344628264960 (1,411 ReTweets)

@kkriders Kol Knight Riders:

Wooooohooooo! THAT'S OUR SECOND TROPHY! KORBO LORBO JEETBO! We deserved it, and we did it. #KKRvsKXIP #ISupportKKR #GoForGold

https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/473162465333608448 (1,297 ReTweets)

@ipl IndianPremierLeague:


https://twitter.com/IPL/status/473180108971180032 (1,108 ReTweets)

@realpreityzinta Preity zinta:

Not the perfect end 2this season but I cannot deny, its been A FAB season 4 #KXIP & I'm VERY PROUD of how well the boys did this IPL.

https://twitter.com/realpreityzinta/status/473200697056722945 (953 ReTweets)

@kkriders Kol Knight Riders:

That was one of the most difficult finals to play. And the Knights did it in style. THANK YOU#KNIGHTRIDERS! #KKRvsKXIP #ISupportKKR

https://twitter.com/KKRiders/status/473163871893463040 (935 ReTweets)

@riteishd Riteish Deshmukh:

KKR Twinners - @iamsrk hugging Suhana after the win was truly adorable.

https://twitter.com/Riteishd/status/473165386737659904 (827 ReTweets)

@wasimakramlive Wasim Akram:

Champions IPL 2014 go KKR go .

https://twitter.com/wasimakramlive/status/473207842392899584 (810 ReTweets)

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