Gone are the days when the bowlers refused to bat and the batsman refused to bowl, nowadays they do all that and more. Modern day cricketers also seem to be thriving on twitter.
Now some are there in name, where they interact or update their followers once in a blue moon like Sachin Tendulkar (I'll forgive him for that), and then there are others like Shane Warne who love to share every joy and disappointment on Twitter.
To help those wondering and confused as to who to follow and who not to follow in the fast paced crazy world of twitter, here's a list of 5 cricket personalities that will keep you informed and entertained all at the same time.
Shane with his poker buddies!
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Shane Warne has always been an entertainer and he doesn't disappoint his fans on twitter either. Updating the world on everything going on in his life, from Elizabeth Hurley to his kids choice of football team, from his poker skills to his skills with predicting a tie in a cricket match Shane Warne twitter updates are a mixed bag of googlies and wrong 'uns sure to keep you interested.
PS: Beware he also finds time to promote and sell his range of Spinners underwear on there!
Screen Name: Cricketaakash
Former Indian opener, still plying his trade in the domestic circuit and someone who aspires to be in the cricket media mainstream once he retires. Aakash Chopra will let you in on what he is up to during the day very regularly.
Following Aakash on twitter is a good idea if you want to know of some great cricket articles which he recommends every now and then. Known to often engage and chat with his followers on twitter, it is a great chance to get answers to those lingering questions you might have that only a current international cricketer can answer.
Follow him not for lighthearted banter or off topic chit chat, his tweets are more or less just about cricket.
As lively on twitter as he is on a cricket field
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Graeme Swann on twitter is as lively as he is on a cricket field. Often there on twitter commenting on his team mates antics is a good enough reason to follow him.
Apart from the banter that he often indulges in on twitter with his team mates expect him to give you his opinions on a whole lot of other sports apart from cricket that he seems to follow with some really smart and witty comments, he further proves the sentiment in cricket that spinners are smarter than the fast bowlers.
Follow Graeme Swann and you shall not be disappointed.
Screen Name: yuvsingh09
Part of the World Cup winning team and also the best player of the World Cup Yuvraj Singh is a hit on twitter too. One of the very few current cricketers who will actually take time out and reply and respond to a whole lot of his followers Yuvraj has won me over on the cricket field as well as on twitter.
Expect constant updates about what he is up to during the day and expect all the sensible questions to be answered that you may throw at him, follow him for some light hearted fun.
Screen Name: bhogleharsha
Not a cricketer well not that I know of, nonetheless Harsha is one of the most respected cricket journalist and commentator currently covering the game.
Follow him not just for cricket updates and sensible comments on cricket in heated times but also for his thoughts on the state of other sports, the going ons in India in general.