The social media platform, Instagram is hugely popular, especially among the youth. The number of followers on Instagram is a reflection of how in trend is a particular celeb, Cricketers much like other celebrities have a humungous following on this platform. They are not just cricketers but social influencers too. Brands leverage their stardom and outreach for product promotions too. These paid promotions also at times increase the followers’ count of a particular celebrity, lets see some of the Most Followed Active Cricketers On Instagram.
We look at the most followed active cricketers on Instagram for each country:
#10 Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) [0.139M]
Dimuth Karunaratne is the diminutive Sri Lankan Test captain. He is arguably their best batsman in recent times. Karunaratne is a proud Lankan batsman who has set his sights on reaching the 10k mark in Tests. He has around .139M followers on Instagram.
#9 Babar Azam (Pakistan) [1.7M]
Babar Azam showed not just his batting prowess but his captaincy acumen too in the T20 World Cup 2021. He is one of the best batsmen in the world. Azam is mighty popular, especially in his home country. He has about 1.7M followers on Instagram.
#8 Ben Stokes (England) [1.8M]
Ben Stokes is arguably one of the best all-rounders in the modern game. He played a pivotal role in England’s twin triumphs in 2019. Stokes was the player of the match in the ODI World Cup 2019. While he masterminded England’s epic run chase in the 3rd Ashes Test. Stokes is the most followed English cricketer on Instagram. He has around 1.8M followers.
#7 Kane Williamson (New Zealand) [1.9M]
Kane Williamson is one of the most revered cricketers in the world. He has a great following across all parts. Captain Kane is without a surprise the most followed kiwi cricketer. He has 1.9M followers.
#6 Faf du Plessis (South Africa) [2.2M]
Faf du Plessis is one of the most charismatic modern-day cricketers. He had a terrific IPL 2021. Faf has 2.2M followers on Instagram. He is hands down the most followed South African cricketer on the platform.
#5 Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) [2.4M]
Shakib Al Hasan has for long carried Bangladesh’s hopes singlehandedly. He is the world’s leading allrounder. Bangladeshi fans are one of the most passionate in the game. Hasan has 2.4M followers on Instagram. He is the most followed Bangladeshi cricketer.
#4 Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) [2.7M]
Rashid Khan is the world’s best spinner in the game’s shortest format. He has a massive following on Instagram. Khan draws a lot of following owing to the IPL. He is Afghanistan’s most-followed cricketer having 2.7M followers.
#3 Chris Gayle (West Indies) [4.1M]
Chris Gayle is the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’. He is a hugely popular cricketer who wears his heart on his sleeves. Gayle’s career received a major flip with the evolution of the T20 format. This helped him gain many new fans. He has 4.1M followers on Instagram.
#2 David Warner (Australia) [7.1M]
David Warner’s transformation post the sandpaper gate scandal was heartwarming. His dance moves on Twitter during the pandemic got him many followers. He is a very popular player in India. Warner too considers India as his second home. He has 7.1M followers making him the most popular Australian cricketer.
#1 Virat Kohli (India) [168M]
Virat Kohli hands down is the most popular cricketer on Instagram. He has a massive craze on Instagram. Kohli is arguably one of the world’s leading social media influencers. He has an earth-shattering 168M followers on Instagram. His follower count is 8 times more than the sum of other players in the list.