IPL AND TWITTER have come together to unveil player emojis for 30 IPL superstars ahead of the opening match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad.
It is learnt that the fans will be able to use the emojis throughout the tenth edition of the cash-rich league. Twitteratis 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. Tweets with player emoji related hashtags are also set to count towards the daily IPL player Twitter battle showcased during the live broadcast of the game.
Speaking about the release of the emojis, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said,
"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.”
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