As the star players gear up for a gruelling season ahead, they are faced with a bizarre problem — cyber impersonation on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Â The increasing popularity of the site in India has brought with it a problem which has the potential to create confusion and mislead unsuspecting cricket buffs.
What is worse, the players, who have millions of fans in a cricket-crazy nation, can do little about it.
Most of the celebrated Indian players have accounts on Twitter but almost all of them are fake. They have already drawn a huge list of dedicated followers and it keeps growing every passing day.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has four ‘accounts’ on the networking site with one of them having attracted 2291 followers till Sunday.