Until a few decades ago, cricket players would never have imagined a video platform like YouTube, through which they would be able to express their views frankly. As the following of the sport increased around the world, cricketers got their fan bases. By the 90s, the craze of cricket increased with every passing year. Social media made the relationship between fans and players stronger. Plenty of cricketers run their own YouTube channels. They have developed their fan base due to the same. So here is a list of the top ten cricketers with a popular YouTube channel. (Note: All statistics are taken from the "About section" of the players' YouTube channel and are update till 10th August 2021)
1. Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra is a former Indian batsman. He had a short international career. Chopra has gained recognition as a specialist and commentator. His YouTube channel just lifted his status and fan base. Chopra makes videos mostly on Indian cricket. He gives detailed insights into the games. Aakash Chopra joined YouTube on 10 August2011. He has more than 2.77 million subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 480 million times.
2. Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar is a former Pakistan cricket player. He is spirited and sometimes controversial too. He shares his reviews and opinions on cricket events. Though ICC banned him, people respect his point of view about cricket. Shoaib Akhtar joined YouTube on 29 January 2019. He has more than 2.75 million subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 230 million times.
3. Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja is a former Pakistan cricket player. He is a commentator before a YouTube creator. Hence, people accept and relate to his reviews and comments on cricket. A channel on this video-sharing platform has increased his fan base. Raja keeps his videos short. Ramiz joined YouTube on 8 January 2018. He has more than 1.6 million subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 282 million times.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin has a slightly different YouTube channel. He makes videos in his language Tamil. Ashwin uses the platform to talk about his cricketing experiences. Famous players like Virat Kohli, Sangakkara, and Sunil Gavaskar have made an appearance on his channel. Ashwin joined YouTube on 17 April 2020. He has more than 700k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 46 million times.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin is the god of cricket because of his spectacular records. He also has a sharp mind and a gentle voice. These two abilities are perfect forrunning a YouTube channel. He shares his knowledge and experiences of cricket. He also shares the techniques to play some cricketing shots. Sachin joined YouTube on 26 September 2013. He has more than 600k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 68 million times.
Inzamam-ul-Haq is a former Pakistan cricket player. He was known as a shy cricketer during his career. But he is not that bad to his YouTube channel. He is very good at explaining the concepts and news of cricket. Depending on his opinion, he sometimes praises and criticizes cricketers. He joined YouTube on 2 November 2019. He has more than 300k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 21 million times.
7. Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins is a current Australian fast bowler. He is a top-class bowler who plays every format of cricket. Pat is a new YouTube creator. His channel is gaining popularity quickly. He uses this platform to share his journey of cricket by uploading vlogs. Pat joined YouTube on 1 April 2021. He has more than 180k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 3 million times.
8. Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg is a former Australian left-arm Chinaman bowler. He is regularly uploading videos on his YouTube channel. Brad talks about cricket events and makes some great predictions. He answers the questions of his audience. He joined YouTube on 12 April 2012. He has more than 100k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 7 million times.
9. Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal is a former Pakistan wicketkeeper and batsman. Kamran Akmal also has a YouTube channel. He still plays domestic cricket and T20 leagues. Furthermore, he appears daily on his YouTube channel. Not only that, but he shares his personal opinion on the latest events in Pakistan cricket and gives detailed insights. He joined YouTube on 18 July 2020. He has more than 100k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 7 million times.
10. Salman Butt
Salman Butt is a former Pakistan cricket player. He was the captain of his national team. But he was later banned in 2010 for spot-fixing. Salman Butt has changed himself over the last few months. He is now the angry voice of Pakistan cricket. Likewise, he makes an appearance daily on his channel. He answers cricket-related questions from social media. Furthermore, he joined YouTube on 30 October 2019. He has more than 59k subscribers. His videos got viewed more than 3 million times.