5 cricketers with the highest social media following
Cricket, which is slowly turning into a global game, is one of the sports attracting the attention of many on various digital platforms.
Updated - Feb 26, 2022 12:10 pm
With the digital age that we are now living in, social media has made its presence felt in every different avenue. From corporates to the world of advertising, small businesses to large industries, every entity is absorbed by the reach and scope social media possesses.
The world of sports is yet another field that has been embraced by social media. Cricket, which is slowly turning into a global game, is one of the sports attracting the attention of many on various digital platforms. It has also turned out to be one of the largest platforms for brands to market their products by signing some of the finest cricketers in the world.
Concerning the cricketers, their social media following and stature is another catalyst in them taking huge paychecks home for their brand work. As a result, the wealth that today’s cricket players can make via endorsement contracts have gone up exponentially as compared to what they could earn a decade or so back.
Here are five cricketers with the highest social media following:
5. Suresh Raina – 44.4 million
Suresh Raina, who recently retired from international cricket having debuted for India in 2005, is number five on the list. The left-handed batter was a core member of the Indian team in the span of his playing career. Raina has quite a strong presence on social media with close to 45 million followers. He has the maximum of his followers on Twitter at 19.7M, with 18.7 M Instagram followers and 6M being on Facebook.
Raina, who is often regarded as Mr. IPL, is one of the pioneers when it comes to the shortest format of the game. With his exceptional stroke play and power-hitting ability, the southpaw gained a massive fan following as is apparent in his presence on social media. The cricketer remains to be very active on his various handles often posting pictures with his family, of his training and him cooking with passion.