By Vaidehi Rawool
In the earlier days, when Bollywood and cricket took hold of people like no other, the common man especially in India, followed and almost breathed both the types of entertainment. Back then it was easy to spot Bollywood starlets and go ahead and talk to them by going to shootings or standing for hours outside their house. This sadly was not the case with cricketers and if you were a die-hard fan, you could only get to live the action if you bought the tickets to match and watched your favourite cricketer live.
Now with technology shrinking the world and social media network growing by leaps and bounds as it has, it is pleasantly astonishing to see your favourite celebrities from all walks of life take to the internet. No longer does one need to go and stand outside his favourite star’s house to catch the glimpse or follow her favourite cricketer around looking slightly like a stalker. Now, there’s twitter, and everyone who is someone is on it! Twitter as a social media networking site has connected a lot of fans to their reel life and on the pitch heroes. Since its inception a lot many actors have taken to it and the cricketers are not behind either. From announcing retirements on twitter to having a playful banter with their teammates, the cricketers do it all. Here’s a list of five most interesting twitter accounts of cricketers.
Currently India’s most followed cricketer on twitter, Kohli tweets about almost everything from his passion for football, cricket and encouragement for the youngsters in the country and his truest of passions for cars to his dog, Bruno. He also loves to indulge in some playful banter with his colleagues and seniors from time to time.
This Australian fast bowler has taken to twitter like a fish to water. He tweets very actively about his work as a commentator on the cricket circuit, to the films he’s been starring in as well as his flamboyant hair colours and his philanthropic endeavours.
The god’s got to be on the list regardless of whatever. One of the most religiously followed twitterati, Sachin Tendulkar tweets about all the on goings of his life. His twitter account is as warm an account as he is a person, if that’s possible. From his cricket to his daily life, one get to relive the god of cricket all day, every day.
Yuvi has been one of the most loved cricketers for a long time now. His tweets consist mostly of raucous banter with his team mate and long-time friend Harbhajan Singh and his love for bikes as well as cricket.
This Australian cricketer is another cricketer turned commentator, who loves where he stays and has no qualms about enjoying his life, one day at a time. His tweets generally are about Melbourne and the weather, cricket and what being a cricketer is like.