Bangalore, May 24: India paceman S Sreesanth who was arrested last week by Delhi police for his alleged involvement in IPL spot-fixing, continues to enjoy the support of his fans - if you check his Twitter account.
Sreesanth, who plays for Rajasthan Royals, was one of the three cricketers arrested on May 16, Thursday. Since that day the Kerala fast bowler is in jail. But a check on his Twitter profile (@sreesanth36) on Friday (May 24) showed that he had gained more than 5,000 followers.
On May 16 night, the day of his arrest, Sreesanth had 6,67,564 followers. Today, that number has increased to 6,72,927 (See the screenshot of both days). His last Twitter activity was on May 10.
You can call this a sign of support to the accused or maybe wanting to hear from him directly about the spot-fixing scandal.
Since last week, Delhi police have made several revelations with regard to Sreesanth's life off the field. He is alleged to have spent the spot-fixing money to buy gifts for his girlfriend.
Through his lawyer, Sreesanth had claimed that he "never indulged" in spot-fixing. But his interrogation has continued along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.
Sreesanth might have lost a lot of fans elsewhere but he seems to be winning the Twitter Battle.
It would be interesting to see how many more followers he will attract after the spot-fixing probe is completed. Or will he lose?