Sachin shines on Twitter too
On the historic day of 5th May 2010, the popular social-networking website Twitter witnessed the arrival of legendary maestro Sachin Tendulkar. After conquering the field of cricket, he is all set to conquer the hearts of his million fans. With over 60,000 followers in the first seven hours after joining Twitter, this habitual record breaker is heading towards another record, this time on the web world. Within a month of joining twitter, Tendulkar> has more than 400,000 followers from all across the world.
Twitter is one of the most popular social-networking and micro-blogging website which has over a hundred million users worldwide. It has now become a hub of celebrities who use it as a platform to communicate with their fans. From Bill Gates to Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shaquille O’Neal, everyone is on twitter. Many Bollywood personalities like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Karan Johar use twitter as a medium to connect with their fans. Other than Sachin, twitter is also frequented by popular Indian sportsman like Sania Mirza, Narain Karthikeyan Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh.
Sachin Tendulkar’s bio on twitter just states two words ‘proud Indian’ reflecting the profound spirit of a passionate sportsman. On his arrival, a host of celebrities like Sania Mirza, Shilpa Shetty and Karan Johar welcomed Tendulkar through their wonderful tweets. He was instantly flooded with messages and wishes from all across the globe. His fans were bowled over to see the god of cricket tweeting for them.
Like his batting, Tendulkar’s tweets too derive a lot of attention. His insightful tweets often talk about a cause whether it is for a charity or his environmental concerns. Recently, a single twitter post from Tendulkar raised more than one crore Indian rupees in two weeks for cancer kids of Mumbai. His fans from around the world, from Malad to Florida came forward to donate money for Sachin’s ‘Crusade against Cancer’. Tendulkar is also the goodwill ambassador of UN’s environment programme. In a recent post, he urged people to plant trees for a better environment. Moreover, Sachin Tendulkar often responds to his fans too, sending them sweet wishes that make their day.
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