NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Finalists Chennai and Mumbai have emerged as the most popular teams of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015-according to a report by UC Browser, India’s No.1 mobile browser with over 41% market share (as of 2014 year-end, according to StatCounter). Virat Kohli-led Bangalore was the third most popular team of the tournament. Delhi versus Chennai was the biggest upset of the season with 67% guesses going in favor of Chennai, according to the UC Browser report.
UC Cricket, UC Browser’s all-in-one cricket application received a total of 35 million shares, 5 million comments and over 1.5 million likes from its fans through the course of the tournament. The opening and the final match saw the highest traffic with 6 out of 10 fans using UC Cricket every day of the tournament. Over 6.5 million people took part in the ‘guessing game’ contest on UC Browser. Millions of users managed to stay up-to-date on their favourite teams and players using the UC Browser application.
Talking about the cricket fever, Kenny Ye, MD, UCWeb India said: “As the most popular mobile browser in the country, UC Browser witnessed a huge influx of mobile users. To make sure the services ran uninterrupted, we assigned a special team to keep a close eye on the traffic flow during the recently concluded cricket league.”
UC Browser, India’s most popular browser, provided comprehensive cricket content and services via its in-app UC Cricket, allowing tens of millions of fans to quickly and conveniently access complete and up-to-date information including live scores, text broadcast, stats, photos and videos.