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MS Dhoni tops IPL 2017 charts on Twitter; Mumbai Indians most talked about team

Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a mixed season with the bat in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) with his team Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).

The former Chennai Super Kings Skipper has scored 199 runs in the ten matches he has played, buoyed by a bit of a revival in recent games, with an unbeaten 61 being his highest score so far this season.

However, while Dhoni is yet to fire on a regular basis with his bat this term, he continues to be the most talked about cricketer on micro-blogging site Twitter.

For the fourth consecutive week of the tournament, Dhoni continues to lead the IPL player emoji leaderboard on Twitter. The player emoji concept was unveiled ahead of the new IPL season, with faces of a few select players being displayed as emojis whenever their names are hashtagged on Twitter.

 

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gamhir is placed second this week, while India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma holds the third and fourth spot respectively.

When it comes to team emojiis and hastag, Mumbai Indians were the most talked about team in the fourth week of the tournament.

The super over thriller between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians in Rajkot, meanwhile, was the most talked about match, with its official match hashtag ‘#GLvMI’ registering the highest number of mentions for april.

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