Popular Cricketers: Cricket is one of the most famous games of the world. In the fast forward world, where social media sets the trends and make the news, it will not be much of a surprise if the cricketers have millions and millions of followers on them. The most promotional hub in social media is Twitter, but cricketers are now also taking to Facebook to promote their brands, share pictures and activities with their fans. Here is the list of that top 10 Popular Cricketers, who have the most followers on social media. let’s get started.
Top 10 Most Popular Cricketers In The World On Social Media
10. AB de Villiers – South Africa (2.2 Million)
One of the most popular cricketer in the modern world, de Villiers have an official Twitter account, and his Facebook account is managed by Wikipedia. The total number of followers he has, combining both Twitter (1.58 M) and Facebook (0.62 M) is 2.2 million. He is at number 10 in the list of most popular cricketers on social media in the world.
9. Zaheer Khan – India (4.12 million)
He was regarded as one of the chief architects in India’s win of Cricket World Cup 2011, Zaheer Khan has a huge fan following both on and off the field. Zaheer Khan has a huge fan following in both Facebook (2.52 M) and Twitter (1.76 M). His official Facebook page is run by his management, which is known as ZaheerKhans. He is at number 9 in the list.
8. Kevin Pietersen – England (4.65 million)
Kevin Pietersen is one of the best players of England, he has a lot of fans on social media. Pietersen’s popularity is still a matter to discuss. He has 2.08 M followers on Twitter and 2.57 M fans on Facebook, taking his total fan following to 4.65 million. He is at number 8 in the list of most popular cricketers on social media.
7. Suresh Raina – India (4.9 million)
Just ahead of Kevin Pietersen is Suresh Raina, who has a total of 4.9 million followers, that includes 2.64 million on Twitter and 2.26 million on Facebook. Raina is one of the best limited over batsman in this era and he played a defining role in India’s quarter-final win over Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2011. He is at number 7 in the list.
6. Chris Gayle – West Indies (5.02 million)
Number sixth in the list of the most followed cricketers is the hard-hitting opener of West Indies, Chris Gayle. With 1.85 million followers in Twitter and 3.17 million likes on his Facebook page, Chris Gayle as a fan following of over 5 million in social media, most of whom are Indians, given his performances in the Indian Premier League.
5. Yuvraj Singh – India (10 million)
The great Indian cricketer and the chief architect of India’s 2011 World Cup win, Yuvraj Singh is the fifth in the list of the cricketers with most followers on social media. He has 3 million followers on Twitter and about 7 million likes on his Facebook page, taking his total fan following on social media to 10 million.
4. Virender Sehwag – India (12.68 million)
Virender Sehwag is one of the most loved cricketers of the country. With 3.19 million fans in Twitter and 9.49 million fans liking his Facebook page, Sehwag has a total fan following of 12.68 million on social media. He is at number 4 in the list of most followed cricketers of the world.
3. MS Dhoni – India (15 million)
The Indian captain, MS Dhoni is 3rd in the list of the cricketers with most followers on social media. A total of 3.34 million people follow him on Twitter while 11.03 million people likes his official Facebook page. He has over 15 million followers on social media.
2. Virat Kohli – India ( 24.28 million)
Virat Kohli is a most stylish and attractive batsman of Indian cricket team. He has a lot of fans on social media who never look at how well he bats, but are always mesmerized by the looks of him. Kohli has 5 million followers on Twitter and 19.28 million likes on his Facebook page, taking the total to 24.28 million followers. He is on 2nd position in the list of most followed cricketers of the world just beyond the little master Sachin Tendulkar. With a short career he is in a good position of popularity. Soon he could be seen at the top of the list.
1.Sachin Tendulkar – India (28.9 million)
The most followed cricketer on social media is Sachin Tendulkar, the Superman of India and the king of cricket. He has 4.88 million followers on Twitter and over 24 million people across the world, likes his official Facebook page. The recent picture which Sachin shared on his Facebook page, that shows him touring the mountains, gained close to 0.61 million likes and more than 5000 shares.