Top 10 most followed cricketers on Instagram

Top 10 most followed cricketers on Instagram

Taking a look at Kings of Instagram.

South African cricketer AB de Villiers (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Since the introduction of the World Cup and cricket with colorful jerseys, there has been a certain kind of brand value attached to every team. Multiple companies have made their efforts to sponsor various Test-playing nations. This has led to the modernization of the game. Initially, the brands were only looking to sponsor the tournaments. 

After a successful World Cup in 1992, brands were rushing after the cricketing bodies to associate themselves. This trend was followed in every cricket series played in the sport. For many cricketers, this was just the additional income. And for the fans, they were influenced by their superheroes. 

With the advancement of technology, people could afford a smartphone. And with a cheaper internet, they were successful in connecting with the superstars. The introduction of IPL also fueled the popularity of the players. In the same manner, let’s take a look at-

Top 10 most followed cricketers on Instagram

10. Shikhar Dhawan – 7.9 M followers

shikhar Dhawan
shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan made headlines during the Under 19 World Cup in 2004. With 3 hundred and 505 runs, he was destined to make it to the national team. However, it took him nine years to establish himself in the national squad. This was mainly because of the presence of Indian stalwarts in the playing eleven during that time. 

Talking about his performances, Dhawan has played 34 Test matches in his career so far. With 2315 runs, he averages 40. The dashing opener was unsuccessful in English pitches, but in limited overs format, he is a different player. Dhawan has scored over 5808 runs with an average of 45.02 in ODIs. And with the ever-increasing popularity of limited over matches, he is quite a well-known face. 

In T20Is, Dhawan has scored 1669 runs with a decent average of 28.29. Adding on, he has the highest score of 92 in this format. In the IPL, he is the first batsman to score two consecutive centuries. Therefore, he is quite popular amongst the fans. Dhawan has an Instagram fan following of 7.9M.