Narendra Modi has 'Kompany' on Twitter

Narendra Modi is one of the three high-profile politicians along with US President Barack Obama and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who is followed on Twitter by Belgium and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

Updated: May 26, 2014 18:26 IST
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What is Vincent Kompany up to when not busy leading Manchester City to Premier League titles and captaining the Belgian national side? For one, he is busy on Twitter following powerful political head of states like US President Barack Obama, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy - and newly appointed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi!

While Brussels may be 6408 kilometers from New Delhi, the Modi wave seems to have had an impact on the Belgian defender as well. While Kompany's Twitter account - which has over 1.7 million followers - reveals the footballer is mostly interested in sports associations and fellow players, politics seems to have grabbed a bit of his attention as well. Interestingly however, there are just three global leaders in his list of people to follow and Modi's presence makes one wonder the reason for the possible interest.

Modi won the 2014 elections in India in what was hailed as an epic triumph. Making headlines around the world, Modi was sworn in as the 15th Indian PM on Monday. While he himself has 4.39 million followers on his official account, Modi may well be surprised by Kompany - a renowned footballer who is recognised globally for his abilities on the field - following him from Belgium!

Apart from keeping Modi in the company of Obama and Sarkozy, the 28-year-old Kompany also follows successful entrepreneurs like Warren Buffet, Richard Branson and Donald Trump. If inspiration from the political and corporate world is what this footballer is looking for, Kompany may well broaden his knowledge in the time to come. After all, a billion Indians would be looking at Modi to come true on his promises and take the country towards a new dawn.

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