Entire Indian Cricket Team joins Google+ [Viru Hangs out!]


Google+ is taking India very seriously. They have managed to roped in many Bollywood celebrities on their platform. And after Bollywood, what’s famous in India? Its Cricket!

According to an announcement made by Google on its blog – entire Indian cricket team has not joined the google plus bandwagon.

Not only that – Indian cricket fans had a chance to talk live with none other than Virendra Sehwag on Google Hang-out. Infact, quite a few of lucky people were able to talk with him.

Virendra Sehwag

The Viru Hangout session was live at 2:30pm today and even as I write this there is hang-out session running live. However, as is the case, far too many people trying to get inside his hang-out but only a very few lucky ones managed to have a talk. The hang-out was arranged so that his fans can congratulate him on him momentous double century!


Along with Virendra Sehwag, nearly every Indian cricketer has been roped in by Google+ India team, which includes M.S Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Bhajji and 13 other Indian cricketers!

List of Indian Cricketers on Google Plus

  1. Virender Sehwag
  2. MS Dhoni
  3. Gambhir
  4. Harbhajan,
  5. Ishant Sharma,
  6. Sreesanth,
  7. Murali Kartik,
  8. Amit Mishra,
  9. Manoj Tiwary,
  10. Umesh Yadav,
  11. Iqbal Abdullah,
  12. Sudeep Tyagi,
  13. Ashoke Dinda,
  14. Varun Aaron,
  15. Sarbjeet Ladda and
  16. RP Singh.

For Google+, it is a big win – It is not addition of these 16 Indian cricketers to Google+ fold, but thousands and lakhs of Indians who will join Google+ just to interact and follow these Indian cricketers! Remember what happened to Twitter popularity when Oprah Winfrey joined it. In India, cricket is a religion and fans will go to any lengths to talk, discuss, see their cricket idols!

Oh…and BTW, where is the God of Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar? Guess he is preparing for the upcoming Boxing Day test.. What a great test match that is going to be!

[A note to Google guys – Please remove the wrong urls in the blog post that you have published – Those are sandbox urls and need to be changed. ]

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  2. P Devender Rao says

    Australia bouncy tracks adapt Viv Richards style of Batting attack in Batting pl do not think of occupying crease too long as long as you are there trash the Aussie bowlers by reversing the pressure on them they will dance to your tune every momment there is action on these bouncy wickets there are runs and wickets hence attack is the best form of defence put up maximum score in short time you get if you plan to occupy the crease and play causiously you are out by next minute hence mentally prepare to attack and throw your hard and hit hard indesessive approach may result in out hence while walking to the wicket to bat pl prepare to play shots that is the funda of playing and winning in Australia Bowliing is excellent as allways in Australia. hence pileup huge score and remove Australia twice to win the matches.


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