Virat Kohli became the first cricketer in the world to cross 100 million followers on Instagram.© Instagram
Virat Kohli on Monday became the first Indian to cross 100 million followers on Instagram. The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Instagram to welcome Kohli’s entry into an elite club that features football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar. The right-handed batsman is also the first cricketer in the world to achieve the landmark on Instagram, with actor Priyanka Chopra second Indian on the list with over 60 million followers.
Apart from Instagram, Kohli also has a massive fan-following on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. He has 40.8 million followers on the micro-blogging site, while has over 36 million likes on Facebook.
Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed individual on Instagram with a staggering 266 million followers.
He is followed by famous singer Ariana Grande with 224 million followers, while retired WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson is third on the list with 220 million followers.
Kohli is currently in Ahmedabad with the Indian cricket team as they gear up for the fourth and the final Test against England, beginning March 4. Kohli, who recently became the most successful Indian skipper on home soil, has been training hard ahead of the series-deciding match. Earlier in the day, he shared a picture with Team India’s strength and conditioning coaches Nick Webb and Soham Desai. Sharing the picture, Kohli wrote that the two of them make life hard for him in the gym but it helps him give his best on the field.
India lead the Test series 2-1 and need to at least win or draw the last Test against England to qualify for the World Test Championship final.
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