Social Media has become a way to measure the popularity of a reviewer in this generation. It has brought closure between fans and their favorite players while enabling players to keep fans engaged in various aspects of their daily lives.
In today’s digital world, it has become important for cricketers to stay active on social media and entertain fans with regular updates, be it posts, pictures, or videos. This includes posting photos of their workouts to the different styles they sport and posting photos and videos with their loved ones.
Famous cricketers in India have millions of followers on social media and provide fun time to their fans with regular updates. Many of them have stepped up to keep fans updated with regular updates on their social media channels through words, videos, pictures, memes, and more.
The IPL has been one of the most macho events in all of sports, with impressive performances on the field and generating buzz on various social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
These players have used social media to build their business, become famous and become icons. This allows them to do so #StayToing among the fans to achieve a cult following in the world of cricket.
While Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who has 55.6 Million Twitter followers and 264 Million Instagram followers, many Indian cricketers have also taken to social media and increased their popularity in addition to more sports on the field.
Let’s take a look at five young Indian IPL 2023 players who have the biggest fan following on social media.
#1 Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill has been the most exciting player among the exciting young batsmen from India, thus becoming a fan favorite in recent times. Gill has been on fire in the ongoing IPL season, scoring 469 runs at an average of 46.90 and a strike rate of 143.43.
He has been instrumental in helping Gujarat Titans (GT) topping the table with eight wins from eleven matches. Gill has also been in brilliant form in Indian formats since the start of the year, with a combined average of 61.25 across all formats, and five centuries.
Indian fans hope Gill does #StayToing as they look to win the World Cup at home later this year.
Gill’s fighting style and charming personality have made the 23-year-old player the most popular Indian player among young players, with 4.5 Million Instagram followers and 1 Million Twitter followers.
Gill’s macho swag combined with his lazy charm in the stroke play has got fans going #YehTohBadaToingHai.
Earlier in the year, Gill broke two ODI and T20I records against New Zealand at home, giving fans across the country a moment to breathe.
He also hit a century in the final Test of the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in Ahmedabad.
Instagram followers: 4.5 Million
Twitter Followers: 1 Million
#2 Ishan Kishan
Mumbai Indians (MI) wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan is one of the most destructive batsmen in Indian cricket. The left-hander has had a quiet season so far in the IPL, scoring 335 runs at an average of 30.18 and a strike rate of 142.55.
Kishan contributed to MI’s title in 2020, scoring 516 runs at an average of 57.33 and a strike rate of 145.76. Nicknamed the Pocket Dynamo, the 24-year-old made his white-ball debut for India in 2021.
Boasting a superb ODI average of 42.50 in 14 matches, Kishan gave the fans one of the games. #YehTohBadaToingHai minute in the last 12 months when he broke the fastest ODI run two years ago against Bangladesh in the last ODI of three matches.
The left-hander scored 210 in 131 matches and reached two centuries in 126 balls to break Chris Gayle’s record and become the fourth Indian to score in two years.
Kishan’s understated looks and aggressive play at the top of the order has increased his popularity among fans, evidenced by his 3.7 Million Instagram followers and 900K Twitter followers.
Fans hope that Kishan will regain his best form and give more time to work hard in the coming years.
Instagram followers: 3.7 Million
Twitter followers: 900.4 K
#3 Prithvi Shaw
Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Prithvi Shaw rose to national prominence after leading India to the Under 19 World Cup title in 2018.
Being the successor of former India captain Virender Sehwag, Shaw was burdened with huge expectations, which made him not fit in with the Indian team and his franchise.
The talented batsman struggled for form in the ongoing IPL, scoring just 47 runs in six innings before being dropped from the DC playing XI. Shaw had an impressive start to his international career, scoring a century against the West Indies in 2018, making him the last Indian to reach a Test hundred. #YehTohBadaToingHai minutes.
However, the 23-year-old has struggled for consistency and has not featured for India since 2021.
Despite this, Prithvi Shaw is still one of the most popular cricketers, thanks to his classy and attacking style.
Shaw has also given fans a hard time with frequent updates on his social media page, making him one of the most followed young Indian players, with 1.6 Million Instagram followers and 592.4 K Twitter followers.
Fans hope that Shaw will regain his strength and come back to give more time to bat and return to the Indian team.
Instagram followers: 1.6 Million
Followers on Twitter: 592.4 K
#4 Washington Sundar
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Washington Sundar is the next in a long line of Indian spin-bowling all-rounders after Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel.
Sundar is one of the soft-spoken youngsters who has already proved himself at various stages in India. Despite being only 23 years old, Sundar has taken more than 50 wickets for India and has scored 50 centuries.
Unfortunately, the young pacer was ruled out of the rest of the IPL with an injury. Indian fans are hoping that Sundar will recover in time for the ODI World Cup at home in October.
Instagram followers: 1.6 Million
Twitter followers: 784 K
#5 Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal has become one of the most loved youngsters in the IPL. The 22-year-old started his IPL career with one of the popular franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore, before moving to Rajasthan Royals in 2022.
During his young IPL career, Padikkal established himself as a strong defensive player and showed consistency from 2020 to 2022, with 350+ runs in all three years.
Although he is not one of the leading batsmen in the field, the left-hander is regarded as one of India’s up-and-coming young batsmen, especially in the long format.
Padikkal has become one of the most loved young players for his gentle and easy-going personality.
Instagram followers: 1.6 Million
Followers on Twitter: 257.5 K
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