Daily Archives: 6 May 2010

Sachin – the next big celeb on Twitter

Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) is now on Twitter, and if you haven’t already heard about it, where have you been hiding? There are tweets, blogs, text messages, news paper articles, etc that have been announcing this. And already the number of people following him has hit close to 150,000.

I am not sure this will have the same effect that Oprah Winfrey had on Twitter when she joined (I think something like 1.2 Million people joined Twitter that day), but as far as Indian celebrities go, SRT on Twitter is *big*. I may be wrong, but I think SRK (@iamsrk) is the Indian celeb with the most followers currently, and Sachin should be able to go past him quite easily.

If you are on Twitter, though and love Indian cricket, there are quite a few others from the current team you can follow –

There are probably a few more Indian cricketers, but the one that created the most controversy in Indian cricket with his tweets, Lalit Modi, has quite a few followers. You can read his tweets here -  http://twitter.com/LalitKModi

But be aware that there is no way of determining if all the celebs in Twitter are the real deal or some impersonator. Contrary to what some people believe, Dhoni doesn’t tweet (although there are 4 people claiming to be him)

There are heaps of international cricketers who blog (from Mark Boucher to Darren Gough), but if I were to pick just a couple of colourful personalities to follow, then I would go with these two:

Oh, and just for the record, you can follow i3j3 bloggers too 🙂 –

-Mahesh-