Top 10 Most Followed Cricketers On Social Media

Most Followed Cricketers on Social Media: When t comes to cricket in India, the first name in the minds of the fans will always be Sachin Tendulkar. Even years after retirement, the ‘Master Blaster’ remains the best of all, no matter what. But if you ask the fans about the best cricketer currently, there would be a unanimous answer – Virat Kohli. Team India skipper is arguably one of the best players in the world, and some even consider him as good.
Though, in terms of popularity, it has been revealed that there is someone else more popular than the duo. Former Indian skipper and World Cup 2011 winning captain MS Dhoni has been voted as the most popular sportsperson in the country. In a survey conducted by YouGov, ‘Mahi’ achieved 7.7% of votes. Sachin attained 6.8% of the votes, whereas Kohli was the most popular amongst 4.8% users.
The fans just can’t get enough of their favorite cricketers and they want to know everything that is happening in the cricketers’ life both on and off the field. Thus, the cricketers are also obliged to keep updating their fans about their lives.
Also, social media is an excellent medium for engaging with all their fans. Cricketers are often seen in a different avatar on social media, making the fans witness their other side.
Having said that, the cricketers have to promote their respective brands and there is no better way to do it than through social media. IPL has always been known for the glamour surrounded around the tournament, and thus IPL cricketers are more popular on social media than the others. Here are ten such cricketers who are most followed on various social media.
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Most Followed Cricketers On Social Media

(10) Ravichandran Ashwin 

Cricketers on Social Media

Even though Ravichandran Ashwin is out of India’s ODI and T20 side, he is a popular face on social media. While the off-spinner does have 2.6M and 1.6M followers on Facebook and Instagram respectively, it’s his Twitter followers count that takes him miles ahead of many other cricketers. Ashwin has 9.4M followers on Twitter and is very active on the platform. He has also got a good sense of humor that makes him one of the most followed cricketers on Twitter.

Facebook – 2.6M, Twitter – 9.4M, Instagram – 1.6M

(9) Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle has entertained the Indians crowds with his big hitting for years and it isn’t a surprise that he is a hugely followed player on social media. The 39-year-old Jamaican has many IPL records to his name including the highest individual score and most number of centuries.

Facebook – 7.8M, Twitter – 4.2M, Instagram – 2.2M

(8) Shikhar Dhawan
Cricketers on Social Media

Shikhar Dhawan makes it to the list at number 8. The southpaw has been an integral part of India’s limited-overs sides for the last few years now and has also gained popularity among the fans for his liveliness on the field.
His famous Thigh-Five celebration has become a big hit amongst the fans. Dhawan’s maximum followers are on Facebook. He will be playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019.

Facebook – 8.8M, Twitter – 3.4M, Instagram – 2.9M

(7)  Ab de Villiers

Cricketers on Social Media

Despite having retired from international cricket, AB de Villiers continues to be one of the most followed cricketers on Social Media. He is a much-loved cricketer, especially in India.De Villiers has been a crowd favorite in the IPL and is one of the few overseas players whose popularity is equivalent to the likes of Indian superstars MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

Facebook – 3.6M, Twitter – 6.4M, Instagram-7M

(6) Harbhajan Singh 

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Bhajji might be close to the end of what has been a fantastic IPL career but that doesn’t seem to affect his demand on social media. The Turbanator, as he is famously called vocal on Twitter which has helped him garner a lot of followers.

Facebook – 6.7M, Twitter – 9.3M, Instagram – 3M

(5) Yuvraj Singh

Cricketers on Social Media

The man of the tournament of 2011 World Cup
Another Indian cricketer who is at the fag end of his career but is still one of the most sought after players on social media is Yuvraj Singh. The Man of the Tournament of the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj has a huge fan base.
Yuvraj has used various social media platforms for promoting YouWeCan, a foundation that spreads awareness about cancer. The 38-year-old will look to extend his IPL career by putting up a good performance in IPL 2019.
Facebook – 14M, Twitter – 4.6M, Instagram – 6.2M

(4) Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has been out of favor of the Indian team for quite some time now, but he hasn’t been out of favor of the masses. The left-handed batsman has been admired by fans for his unselfish acts on the cricket field.
Also, the fact that he plays for Chennai Super Kings has made him more prominent on social media.
Facebook – 3M, Twitter – 15.8M, Instagram – 7.6M

(3) Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is 3rd in the list of the most followed IPL cricketers on social media. The 31-year-old has led Mumbai Indians to IPL glory thrice. Rohit has been active on social media, especially on Instagram.
The Indian vice-captain has often posted candid pictures with his wife Ritika. Also, he has been witty with his comments on his fellow cricketers’ posts.
Facebook – 10.9M, Twitter – 13.4M, Instagram – 8.1M

(2) M.S Dhoni

M.S Dhoni

MS Dhoni is one of the most celebrated cricketers in India. He is a cult figure in Indian cricket and perhaps the most loved cricketer too. Dhoni’s fan following is humongous and his social media followers are in millions.

Interestingly, Dhoni is one of the least active cricketers on social media. The 37-year-old posts videos and pictures mostly with his daughter and pets.

Facebook – 20.4M, Twitter – 7.3M, Instagram – 12.1M

(1) Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli is one of the most followed faces on social media. The Indian captain is a brand ambassador of a lot of brands and he uses social media to promote them.

Kohli also regularly posts pictures with his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The 30-year-old is one of the most active cricketers on social media and keeps his fans posted on a regular basis.

Facebook – 37.1M, Twitter – 28.9M, Instagram – 30.9M

This is all from the popularity one.. many new faces are coming with lots of talent because of which many viewers are becoming their fans and it will not be would be such shocking after seeing them in this list in the upcoming time.

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