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5 cricketers you should follow on Twitter

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5.82K   //    19 May 2015, 03:09 IST

In the fast forward world, where social media sets the trends and make the news, it won’t be much of a surprise if the cricketers get a lot of attention and attract followers from around the globe.

Twitter is the best platform for cricketers to connect with their fans and share their views which sometimes involve banters, controversies or trolls. 

Here is a list of 5 cricketers you should follow on Twitter:

5. James Neesham - 33.6K Followers 

Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/JimmyNeesh

New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham is one bloke who loves sarcasm. Even though he does not have millions of followers on twitter, he manages to entertain the ones who follow him. He makes sure that he replies to most of his fans but with a bit of funny side to it. One of his tweets said: “Has anyone ever seen AB and superman in the same room? Didn't think so” (after AB’s innings of 114 against Mumbai Indians) received a lot of appreciation from the fans.

Jimmy was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League 2015 but was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

4. James Faulkner – 316K Followers

Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/JamesFaulkner44

Australian cricketer James Faulkner is one flamboyant cricketer who is entertaining on and off the field. He recent banter with Kevin Pietersen attracted a lot of attention worldwide when Pietersen shared a picture of a child that seemed to have a two huge protruding teeth when in reality it was only a funny pacifier. Pietersen did not want to miss out on some leg-pulling and shared the above photo by saying, “Ladies & gentleman: I present to you @jfaulkner44 as a baby! Like I said a few weeks ago, he is Australia’s Next Top Model!”

James Faulkner ‏responded to Pietersen’s tweet: “Don’t you have any mates in Melbourne? You must be that bored in a hotel room by yourself.

3. Michael Vaughan – 858K Followers

Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan

Former England Captain Michael Vaughan is an opinionated man on twitter who gets involved in war-of words with a lot of Indian fans. He often tweets during the IPL matches when Chennai Super Kings are playing as he is a huge fan of MS Dhoni.  He Is also a keen follower of the English Premiere League. Vaughan posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle terming it the new Indian cricket flag after Team India’s dismal show at the Oval in 2014.

2. Chris Gayle – 2.34M Followers

Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/henrygayle

The biggest entertainer in the Indian Premier League, Chris Gayle, is just as fun to follow on twitter as he is to watch on the cricket field. He loves connecting with his faithful followers and shares daily happenings with everyone. He is a big fan of Real Madrid star Christiano Ronaldo and mentions him on twitter pretty often.

Gayle is a favorite among fans and he loves to post selfies of himself and his teammates.

1. Kevin Pietersen – 2.59M Followers

Twitter handle – https://twitter.com/KP24

England discard Kevin Pietersen is as much a social media powerhouse as he is as a batsman. And he is truly a fun-loving guy who mixes well with team-mates and opponents. He makes sure he speaks his heart out and also involves himself in banters with someone or the other. KP is a die-hard Chelsea fan and tweets a lot during the EPL games.

He has also been tweeting his reactions to the recent controversy surrounding his exclusion from the team, seemingly at the behest of new ECB Director Andrew Strauss.

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