Mumbai: The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), became a grand success, with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifting the trophy for the third time after they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final on Sunday.
With MS Dhoni’s men enjoying another dominant tournament, the official online streaming website Hotstar shattered a huge record, going past 10 million viewers during the one-and-a–half month cricket extravaganza.
“While this season of the VIVO IPL has featured multiple high points with Hotstar breaking world records during the past six weeks, last night’s match marked a new milestone. VIVO IPL 2018’s final match was broadcast in eight languages on 10 TV channels across the Star network, as well as Hotstar on Sunday, “ a media release said on Tuesday.
The matches were broadcast in several languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Bengali among other local languages.
“The 11 different feeds were all available on demand on Hotstar. The service breached the 10 million mark two balls before the Chennai Super Kings claimed their trophy for the third time in the tournament’s history,” the statement added.
CSK became only the second team to clinch the IPL trophy thrice, after Mumbai Indians (MI) did it by beating Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the final last year.
The Men in Yellow were making a comeback to the cash-rich league after two years as they were suspended due to the spot-fixing scandal....