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IPL, Twitter celebrate season 10 by launching exclusive Player Emojis

MUMBAI: On the opening day of the tenth season, the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Twitter have come together to unveil an Indian and cricketing-world first by releasing special Twitter emojis for 30 of IPL’s biggest superstars.

Cricket fans around the world will be able to unlock these emojis throughout the 2017 season.

Virat Kohli Emoji

Embeddable Link: https://twitter.com/IPL/status/849510627110506496

Tweeting an IPL player emoji is simple. Fans can just Tweet using the designated player hashtag (i.e. #ViratKohli for Virat Kohli) and an emoji version of that player will automatically appear after the hashtag within the Tweet.

Rising Pune Supergient

Embeddable Link: https://twitter.com/RPSupergiants/status/849533974884044805

Tweets with these player emoji related hashtags will also count towards the daily IPL player Twitter battle showcased during the live broadcast of the game. There will also be an exclusive emoji for the 10th season when fans Tweet with #IPL.

“The IPL has always been for the fans, with the fans, by the fans. From the Twitter Mirror to the IPL #calendar, IPL timeline to real-time videos, we have innovated every season to bring the IPL closer to our fans in partnership with Twitter. These special player Twitter emojis are a celebration of our superstars who light up the league and the love we have received from fans on Twitter. We would like to dedicate this launch to them and can’t wait to see the conversation that unfolds this season,” said BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Added Twitter head of sports partnerships, India and South East Asia Aneesh Madani, “Twitter is the best place to see what’s happening in your world right now, and we are the live connection to cricket’s culture. Over the last decade, there have been over 84 million tweets related to the IPL and the league has been one of our most innovative global sports partners. We are thrilled to launch these special Twitter emojis with IPL for the historic tenth season.”

Twitter Player Emojis
Here is the Full list of Twitter player emojis hashtags for the 10th IPL season:

Player Emojis