In recent years, the usage of social media by athletes has developed into something of an expectation, and cricket players are not an exception to this trend. Cricketers are able to voice their opinions and upload images and/or videos of themselves and their teams on social media platforms such as Instagram.
Cricket fans may then like, comment on, and share that digital content with their own circle of friends. The cricketers on Instagram who have the most followers also have a lot of people engaging with their posts.
However, some cricketers have superior social media growth and team strategies compared to their competitors. As a result, the number of encounters they have is exceptionally high.
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Most Followed Cricketers on Instagram
The ten most popular and most followed cricketers on Instagram are listed below.
Virat Kohli, a batting savant who served as the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has broken a record of 254 million on Instagram as followers. In addition to being the only Asian to reach this milestone, Kohli currently holds the number one spot on the list of the most widely followed cricketers on Instagram.
Christiano Ronaldo along with Lionel Messi is two of the most popular athletes in the world of football. Between them, they have a combined total of 586 million as well as 464 million followers. Kohli comes in third place among all athletes on the globe.
With almost six times fewer followers than his former opponent Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is affectionately known as “Thala” by his CSK fans, has the second largest collection of followers on the social networking site.
He has 44 million followers. MS Dhoni, the wicketkeeper for the Chennai Super Kings, is widely regarded as the greatest wicketkeeper-batsman in the annals of cricket’s history. He is also widely regarded as the top finisher in the game’s history.
At an estimated number of 41.1 million, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, who is widely regarded as the best batsman in the history of the sport, comes in third place in terms of fan following.
The revered cricketing icon is recognized as the most prolific run scorer in the history of both test cricket and one-day internationals (ODIs).
A total of 29.1 million people follow Rohit Gurunath Sharma on social media, who is the current captain of India’s men’s cricket team. Rohit Sharma is renowned for his six-hitting talents, timing, leadership, and elegance.
He is also considered to be one of the finest opening batsmen in the game and the top batsman symbolizing the younger generation.
On Instagram, Hardik Himanshu Pandya, who is currently the Vice-Captain of the national team of Indian cricket, has amassed a follower count of 26.5 million.
The list of the top five most followed cricketers is rounded off by Hardik Pandya, a great cricket player who is an all-rounder batsman. Pandya currently serves as the captain of the Gujarat Titans in the IPL.
Suresh Raina, a former international cricketer who played for the Indian side, has a fan base that has been estimated to number 24.4 million on the social networking site.
Raina is one of the best T20 batsmen for India and had exploded onto the international cricket stage as a juvenile prodigy under the reign of Greg Chappell.
AB de Villiers
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is the only person who is not from India to break into the most popular 10 fan following list. He has racked up a total of 22.2 million followers. AB de Villiers was a former professional cricketer who hails from South Africa.
Most recently, he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad alongside Virat Kohli, who is considered to be his primary partner. All these cricketers regularly upload their favorite videos on their Instagram accounts. You can use the FastDL service to download Instagram videos of your favorite cricketers on your mobile device or laptop.
Yuvraj Singh, a left-handed Indian professional ex-cricketer, has amassed a fan base that is estimated to be 17.8 million strong. Even though he showed a powerful return from a rare cancer of the lungs in 2012 and formed an NGO called YouWeCan during the same year to increase control, awareness, and prevent cancer.
Singh is still respected by a number of people for his powerful and elegant batting style. This is the case despite the fact that he established both organizations in the same year.
Kannaur Lokesh Rahul, who plays as a wicket-keeper batsman in international cricket for India, has 14.4 million followers on account of Instagram. KL Rahul set the record for the quickest international century among all three forms by achieving the feat in only 20 innings.
In his first One-Day International match, which took place in 2016, he made a century against Zimbabwe.
Shikhar Dhawan, who bats left-handed and is India’s opening batter, has revealed that he has a total of 13.9 million followers across all of his social media platforms.
Dhawan, who is widely regarded as one of the most intriguing and powerful cricketers in the world, is said to be the personal equivalent of the cricket team of Australia after the World Cup in 1999.
Aon Ali has graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan in 2012 and then he started his career in a local News agency as an IT manager. Later on, he started creating news reports for the sports category. Since he is fond of cricket, so most of his work is in the coverage of news related to local cricket events.