Virat Kohli to Yuzvendra Chahal: The most followed Indian cricketers on social media
First Published 22, Oct 2020, 3:49 PM
Virat Kohli is the reigning Indian skipper and is currently the world's best batsman, as he has millions of followers on social media. Yuzvendra Chahal happens to be one of India's prime spinners, as he plays alongside Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Social media is a great platform to keep posting updates on your life events and happenings, besides staying engaged with others as well. Be it a normal human being or celebrities, almost all of them are familiar and are available on social media.
Be it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, these social media platforms are a great way for the celebrities to interact with the fans, who follow each other to stay updated. As the followers increase, so does their fan-base and reach. On the same note, we take a look at the five Indian cricketers, who have the most followers on social media.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The lanky Indian leg-spinner, who can trouble the batsmen in any given format, has cemented his place in the Indian squad. Outside cricket, he is known for his funny character and he enjoys with people around him. He is a social media buff, as he keeps posting his funky pictures, besides crash commenting on live videos of fellow celebrities. To date, he has a follower of around 20 million across (Facebook: 12m, Twitter: 2.1m and Instagram: 4.7m).
Shikhar Dhawan: The 'Gabbar' of Indian cricket, opener Shikhar Dhawan, too, enjoys a great fan base. He is mostly known for his so-called serious attitude, as he tends to act Bollywoodish on most occasions. From posting entertaining videos to celebrating any occasion, Dhawan enjoys around 21 million followers (FB: 9m, Twitter: 5.3m and Insta: 7m).
Hardik Pandya: The fashionable Indian all-rounder, known for his explosive batting abilities, is a hit among the fans, which has led to a natural fan-following on social media. Apart from being stylish, his personal life has drawn quite some attention, as he is married to Serbia-based Bollywood actress Natasa Stankovic, which he highlights a lot on his social media. As a result, he has followers around 23 million (FB: 4m, Twitter: 5.8m and Insta: 14.4m).
Rohit Sharma: The prolific Indian opener is now well-settled in the Indian team, across formats. While he is a holder of a number of records in the sport, he is among the top two most followed Indian cricketers. Although he does not have a funny attitude like others in the team, he loves to spend time with his family and updates it on social media. As of now, he has followers of around 50 million (FB: 17.5m, Twitter: 17.6m and Insta: 16.1m).
Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper is world-renowned now, as he is currently also the best batsman in the world. Furthermore, being married to Bollywood hottie Anushka Sharma has escalated his fan-following to another level. He is a man of many moods and enjoys life to the fullest, as is evident on his social media handles. As of now, he has the most followers among all, of around 158 million (FB: 38m, Twitter: 38.6 and Insta: 81.7).