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Who Are The Top 10 Most Famous Cricketers In India

Cricket is looked up to as one of the many festivals of India. It is more than a sport and the players are more than just normal sportsmen. Fans of Indian cricket treat their players not less than any god. Let’s have a look at the 5 Most Popular Cricketer In India.

Most Popular Cricketers In India

Sachin Tendulkar

The God of cricket is the ultimate hero of India. He is followed, loved, and hailed by the Indian audience. He is treated as a Demigod and rightly so. His contribution towards Indian cricket has been immense and nobody else can match him anytime soon. If social-media would have existed during Tendulkar’s early cricketing days, he would have easily had more than 200 million followers. 

His social-media followers:

Instagram: 29.6 million

Twitter: 35.6 million

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the most followed cricketer in the world. King Kohli has over 100 million followers on Instagram. He is a master on-field and a people’s favourite outside of it. Not only in India, but Kohli’s reach is also spread worldwide.

His social-media followers

Instagram: 131 million

Twitter: 42.6 million

MS Dhoni

The two-time World Cup-winning Indian skipper is deeply treasured by the entire nation. The Thalla of Chennai is a godly figure in the mind of millions of CSK fans. His 2011 World Cup-winning shot is still fresh in the memories of all the Blues. MS Dhoni will surely live in the mind of Indians forever.

His social-media followers

Instagram: 33.4 million

Twitter: 8.2 million

Sourav Ganguly

The prince of Kolkata was the ultimate rockstar during his playing days. He was fearless and carried his heart on his sleeves. He inspired a whole new generation of Indian cricket. He is loved by his natives of West Bengal. The ‘Dada’ of Indian cricket is still serving the minds of fans with his role of BCCI’s president.

His social-media followers

Instagram: 2.3 million

Twitter: 5.8 million

Virender Sehwag

Sehwag has been India’s best opening batsman ever, in fact, one of the best opening batsmen in the world. Strike rate of 116 in ODI’s and close to 85 in Test cricket. Two triple test centuries, Seven double test centuries and even a One Day Double century. When he gets going, there is doomsday for bowlers. Sehwag smashed the ball no matter what and gave India some of the finest starts for many years. He was not afraid of any bowler in the world, in fact, he terrorized everyone including the top bowlers of the world. Such was his swag, Sehwag would smash sixes to complete his double centuries, triple centuries & other milestones. There is a different level of anxiety and excitement when he is on the crease.

His social-media followers

Instagram: 6.4 million

Twitter: 21.9 million

Honorary mentions:

  • Rahul Dravid
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Yuvraj Singh
  • Kapil Dev
  • Sunil Gavaskar

Also read: Tim Southee Feels That New Zealand Need To Play More Three-Match Test Series

Abhishek Shetty
Abhishek Shettyhttps://stumpsandbails.com
An out-and-out sports enthusiast. I pen down my views in form of articles for a living.


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