As the COVID crisis has brought the world to an abrupt halt, as far as our regular daily life is concerned, more and more people are looking to taking to various social media platforms to keep in touch with their close ones as well as the world. The celebrities and sportspersons are not an exception to this and they are reaching their fans and followers on Facebook and Instagram, providing them with a sneak peek into their personal lives as well as entertaining them. Cricketers like Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya among all of them seem to have really aced the Instagram game during this lockdown. In the following lines, we will have a look at the ten most followed Indian cricketers on one of the most popular social media platforms Instagram.
#1 Virat Kohli
With 65 million followers, the current Indian captain is the most followed cricketer on Instagram. Not only that, but he is also the most followed Indian sportsperson on this social media platform, beating the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in terms of popularity when it comes to social media.
#2 Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The former Indian skipper, who is the only Indian captain to win all the three ICC competitions, is second on the list for the most followed Indian cricketers on Instagram. With 24.4 million followers, MSD shows that despite his exclusion from the Indian team since the 2019 World Cup, he has a huge fan following in India as well as on a global basis.
#3 Sachin Tendulkar
The master blaster is in close proximity with MSD when it comes to making it to this ensemble list. Having retired in 2012, the legendary Indian batsman has been one of the most adored cricketers on the social media platforms and a total of 23.6 million followers on his Instagram profile clearly shows that.
#4 Rohit Sharma
The three-time triple centurion in ODI’s is on the fourth spot among the most followed cricketers on Instagram. Dubbed as “The Hitman”, Rohit Sharma is very active on the social media platform and is often seen posting pictures and videos and conducting live sessions as well. He has a total following of 14.2 million on Instagram.
#5 Hardik Pandya
One of the best all-rounders in world cricket at the moment, Pandya keeps posting regular updates on social media, especially since his engagement with the Bollywood heartthrob Natasa Stankovic a few months ago. With 11.6 million followers, Hardik is definitely one of the Instagram celebrities in recent times.
#6 Suresh Raina
Though his cricket career has taken a tumble as far as the international level is concerned, Raina has been one of the most active cricketers both on and off the field, especially when it comes to Instagram. The Chennai Super Kings vice-captain has a following of 11 million, which makes him the sixth most followed Indian cricketer on Instagram.
#7 Yuvraj Singh
The southpaw from Punjab is as flamboyant as ever on Instagram as well as in real life. His funny posts with wife Hazel Keech has made him one of the most followed Indian cricketers on Instagram, the number of followers being 9 million, despite his retirement from all forms of international cricket in 2019.
#8 Virender Sehwag
Known for his funny comments on his social media handles, which are at times controversial as well, Sehwag has been one of the most followed Indian cricketers on Instagram with 5.4 million people following him on Instagram.
#9 Harbhajan Singh
The Indian off-spin wizard has a following of 4.1 million on Instagram. His recent post on portraying his former Indian cricket team colleagues as women via Face App was a huge hit and got many likes and shares.
#10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The Indian pace sensation has a total of 2.6 million followers on Instagram, which makes him our tenth and final cricketer on this list.
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