Tendulkar takes Twitter by storm
Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar has become the latest celebrity to join Twitter and even here his followers, including Bollywood stars, expect him to break records.Updated: May 05, 2010 17:45 IST
Ever since Tendulkar tweeted 'By the way this time it's real me. No more wrong information...', his page has been flooded with welcome messages from Bollywood stars and fellow athletes.
What's more, they expect the batting legend, who has virtually all major batting records under his belt, to surpass Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher as the most followed person on twitter soon.
"The only record left for him to break is maximum number of followers. Welcome the one and only and my favourite Sachin Tendulkar," tweeted Deepika Padukone.
"Sachin Tendulkar is on Twitter. We want him to beat Ashton Kutcher hollow. Spread the word. Follow Sachin," said Riteish Deshmukh.
"The original rock star is here. Welcome Sachin Tendulkar. He is here. Give him all the love he deserves," read Arjun Rampal's post.
"A big welcome shout for the Sachin Tendulkar himself. Enjoy!" said celebrated director Karan Johar.
"Finally on twitter, the god of cricket himself. A big welcome shout for Sachin Tendulkar himself. Spread the word," wrote Shilpa Shetty
Welcome messages also came from actors Rahul Bose and Arbaaz Khan and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.
Actress Sameera Reddy was also excited about Tendulkar's joining. "Twitter got more awesome. Let's welcome the undisputed king of cricket! We Love u Sachin! Sachin Tendulkar."
Apart from the filmstars, Tendulkar, who already has more than 43,000 followers on the popular site within a day of opening his account, also got welcome messages from tennis star Sania Mirza.
"Good to see you here," said Sania, a self-confessed fan of Tendulkar.
Sachin has already managed to get 82, 617 followers on the micro-blogging site.