IPL has become one of the most outstanding leagues in the world. Every year, top players from around the world come to India to showcase their ability at this platform and some become overnight sensations.
We have seen many teams over the eleven seasons that a team from a specific region get support from another side of India because of some of the well-known players at their disposal. For example, there are huge fans for Chennai Super Kings in the northern areas of India due to cricketers like Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.
These players establish a close bond with the team and become the cynosure of their fans' views. This relation is significant as it links the player and the fans' sentiments. Let us take a look at three players who have helped their respective IPL teams increase the fan base.
#3 Sachin Tendulkar
The guide of Mumbai Indians, Sachin Tendulkar has millions of fans all around the world. He is a tremendous brand than any other player in India. He had been the most followed cricketer on prominent social media site Twitter before Virat Kohli went past him.
Tendulkar was the iconic cricketer of Mumbai Indians till the 2013 edition of the IPL after which he chose to bid adieu to the tournament. Since then, he has played the role of an adviser to the franchise. Owing to his experience and performance in the game, the stalwart continues to be an extreme source of motivation to the young cricketers in peculiar.
It is due to the Tendulkar factor that the Mumbai Indians are one of the most popular sporting teams in the world.