In India, where cricket is loved and considered as a religion, the cricketers are one of the most followed celebrities of India. They share a massive fan following, be it in real-world or on social media. And the testimony of the fact is none other than the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who has become the poster boy of the Indian cricket.
Well, from established and aspiring cricketers around the world, who consider him as their role model to many fans around the world, there isn’t any limit when it comes to the fan following of Virat Kohli in real life. And as far as social media goes, over the years, Virat Kohli has gained a lot of popularity and has seen exponential growth in terms of his followers on various social media platforms. Recently Virat Kohli became the first cricketer to get 50 million followers only on the photo-sharing application, Instagram.
To achieve that milestone Virat Kohli has surpassed the Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who was his closest competitor in this race. Priyanka Chopra was seemingly closer to hitting 50 million followers on social media as compared to Virat Kohli. However, Virat Kohli has now beaten her to achieve the milestone.
Virat and Priyanka are followed by Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who is in the third position with 44.2 million followers.
After achieving the milestone, Kohli took to his social media and shared a video of himself where he can be seen thanking his fans for showering him with so much love. In the video, Virat said:
“Hi guys, so we have reached 50 million on Instagram. It’s quite surreal to know that so many people love and support me, and they admire what I do,”
Sharing the video, Virat Kohli wrote:
“5⃣0⃣ Million strong on @instagram
Thank you guys for all the love and support. 🙏🏼😇”
Here, watch the video: