TikTok, popular social media platform among Pakistani cricketers
Hassan Ali dances with his teammates in a TikTok video.
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 30 (Gwadar Pro) - As TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing social network app, has become exceptionally popular in recent years, the app is making inroads in Pakistani cricketing world.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Quetta Gladiator’s skipper, formally joined TikTok on January 27, and 1.9 million users viewed his first 10-second intro in just 48 hours. The verified ‘sarfaraz.ahmed54’ account has 89.4 thousands of followers.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali is the most popular Pakistani cricketer among musical-obsessed youth on TikTok. His official account ‘ha55an32ali’ has 2.2 m followers on TikTok while his videos have received 20 m likes. His video, ‘Kacha badam make us laugh’ in which he dances with fellow cricketers Muhammad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf and Musa Khan, has been viewed 8.5 million times on TikTok, besides receiving 752.6 k likes.
Pakistani all-rounder Shadab Khan is the second in the list of most TikTok followers. He has 1.8 m followers while his videos have 16.3 m views.
Pakistani batter Umar Akmal regularly posts his videos on TikTok. He has 722.2 k followers on TikTok while his videos have received 4.7 m likes.
Other Pakistani cricketers with TikTok accounts include Shah Nawaz Dahani, Imran Khan senior, Muhammad Amir, Sohaib Maqsood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Sajid Khan, Fakhar Zaman and Muhammad Wasim, Musa Khan, Aamir Yamin, Sameen Afridi, Usama Mir, Muhammad Hasnain, Sohail Akhtar and Waqas Maqsood.
Blessing your feed with Shahnawaz Dahani's Sweet Voice [PSL official TikTok]
This year, the official anthem of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7 was released on TikTok. The Chinese video-sharing App has also signed an agreement with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to become the official Entertaining Partner of PCB for the seventh and eighth editions of PSL.
PSL uses its official account ‘thepsl’ for important announcements regarding the seventh edition of the tournament. The PSLfranchises including Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultan, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators have their official TikTok accounts. Peshawar Zalmi is the most popular franchise with 124.1 K followers.