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Top 5 players who have more fans in India than their respective countries

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49.23K   //    24 Mar 2018, 13:19 IST

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli share a great bond
IPL has contributed to the increase in individual fan base.

In India, Cricket is followed like a religion. Cricketers are avidly cherished and loved in India. This love of fans is not restricted to just Indian cricketers. There have been many foreign cricketers who are adored by the Indian crowd.

Even the Indian cricketers are loved by crowds all over the world. Sunil Gavaskar, for example, was as popular in West Indies as he was in India.

With the introduction of IPL, foreign cricketers' popularity in India has increased tremendously. Some cricketers have a bigger fan base in India than their home countries.

Let us have a look at the top 5 foreign cricketers who are darlings of Indian fans.


#5 Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard
The heavy-hitting Caribbean!

West Indies cricket is all about flair and flamboyance. The emergence of t20 leagues across the world has made the Caribbean players ever so popular. Kieron Pollard is one such player who carved his name on world cricket through these leagues.

Pollard came into limelight playing for Trinidad and Tobago in the Champions league t20, 2009. Subsequently, he was picked by Mumbai Indians for the third season of IPL.

The burly all-rounder has since played every edition of IPL for Mumbai. He has huge fan base in Mumbai and thus, MI franchise has retained him for the IPL 2018 as well.

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