MS Dhoni has huge fan following on the social networking websites © Getty Images
MS Dhoni has huge fan following on the social networking websites © Getty Images

 

By Devarchit Varma

 

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the third cricketer to have a fan base of more than 10 million on the social networking website Facebook. Dhoni is the third Indian cricketer to have a fan base as strong as this, after Sachin Tendulkar and his deputy Virat Kohli.

 

Tendulkar, whose fan page was started on one of the most successful and famous social networking website in September 2012, has a fan base of whopping 21 million. Tendulkar had made a spectacular debut on Facebook as he got more than 4,10,000 ‘likes’ in a matter of hours. Tendulkar’s official Facebook page is being managed by Seven3Rockers.

 

Kohli is having more than 15 million fans on Facebook. The other Indian cricketers who have verified Facebook pages are Virender Sehwag (8 million plus fans) and Yuvraj Singh (5 million plus fans)

 

(Devarchit Varma is a reporter with CricketCountry. He can be followed on Twitter @Devarchit)