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Will Sachin overtake Virat Kohli on Twitter?

India’s most iconic cricketer of recent times, Sachin Tendulkar, has crossed the 5 mln mark in terms of twitter followers.

Sachin, who uses the handle @sachin_rt, will need another 3.6 lakh followers to equal the top Indian cricketer on Twitter, Virat Kohli.

sachin-tendulkar-twitter

Third in line is MS Dhoni, who has 3.47 mln followers, while Virender Sehwag has 3.3 mln and Yuvraj Singh has 2.8 mln.

In comparison, Shah Rukh Khan has 11.2 mln followers and Salman Khan has 10.4 mln.

“Sachin’s fan following continues to grow even after his retirement from international cricket. Sachin is only the second cricketer after Virat Kohli (@imvkohli) to reach this milestone,” said Twitter.

“With a narrow difference between the number of followers, it remains to be seen if and how soon the Master overtakes Virat to reclaim the top spot amongst cricketers on Twitter.”

NAME
TWITTER HANDLE
FOLLOWERS as on 3rd Feb
Virat Kohli
@imvkohli
5359129
Sachin Tendulkar
@sachin_rt
5021667
MS Dhoni
@msdhoni
3475514
Virender Sehwag
@virendersehwag
3327920
Yuvraj Singh
@yuvstrong12
2830629

 

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