5 cricketers who rule social media
The moment Virat Kohli scores a century or breaks a record, it becomes the number one trending topic on Facebook and Twitter goes wild. It becomes viral all over the internet as fans across the globe share this news and it in turn, garner millions of likes, comments and shares.
This is what the social media age is all about. Indeed, it is a fascinating world where you can tweet, retweet, post, react, comment, poke and share anything that interests you.
Even the players usher in this euphoria by managing their official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, which have millions of followers from across the globe. They post regularly and go live during the interactive sessions to stay connected with their fans.
Among the cricketers, some players are immensely popular and are followed by millions all over the world. Let us now look at five such cricketers who have a huge fan-base in the social media world.
#5 Rohit Sharma
'Hitman' Rohit is the only player to score three double-centuries in the ODIs, two against Sri Lanka and one against Australia. He also possesses the record for the highest individual score in the ODIs of 264(225), which he scored against the Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in 2014.
Rohit amassed 33 fours and 9 sixes during that world record innings. With four IPL trophies, he is the most successful player in the IPL history. Rohit is also the most successful captain in the IPL, having led the Mumbai Indians to three titles so far. A technically gifted and one of the most prudent limited-overs batsman, when in full flow Rohit is a delight to watch especially his trademark pull shot.
Due to his immense talent and delightful personality as well, Rohit has amassed quite a large following on social media.
Twitter followers: 10.8 million
Instagram followers: 5 million
Official Facebook page likes: 10 million
Total: 25.8 million