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Kohli most popular cricketer on Twitter with over five million followers

Source: PTI
January 02, 2015 19:42 IST
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Virat Kohli looks on during the first Test in Adelaide. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

After being elevated to India's Test captain, Virat Kohli, whose fan-following on Twitter has already surpassed that of Sachin Tendulkar, went on to become the first cricketer to cross the five-million mark.

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Kohli (@ImVkohli) has 5,004,544 followers on Twitter, ahead of Tendulkar who has 4,910,498 followers and former Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3,374,509 followers).

In just over three months, Kohli has gained over a million followers goes to underline his rising popularity, Twitter said in a statement.

He had crossed the the 4 million mark in October 2014.

Kohli was also quick to thank his fans on Twitter for putting him on top of the most followed cricketers on Twitter list. "Wow that was a quick ride to 5 million! Great start for the new year. Thank you all for making it possible :)".

Some other top cricketers include Virender Sehwag (over 3.2 million followers), Yuvraj Singh (2.7 million), Suresh Raina (2.6 million), Zaheer Khan (1.7 million), Gautam Gambhir (1.65 million) and Rohit Sharma (1.62 million).

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