Former India captain Virat Kohli, on Tuesday, became the first Indian to complete 200 million followers on Instagram, after which he shared a special post to thank his fans.
Virat Kohli Achieved A Big Milestone
One of the greatest batsmen ever to have held the bat, Kohli is adored, loved, celebrated, and followed by millions around the globe, not just as a cricketer, but also for his personality. He is a role model and an inspiration for budding cricketers who tread on the path of his batting and his work ethic.
After hitting the 200 million mark on Instagram, Kohli put up a small video which consisted of a collage of images from his professional and personal life, concluding with him in the centre in the Test attire.
“200 mil strong Thanks for all your support insta fam,” Kohli captioned this special post.
Here, check out Virat Kohli’s emotional post, expressing gratitude to his fans:
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The former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has over 49 million followers on Facebook and more than 48 million followers on Twitter. Last year, Kohli had become the first Asian individual celebrity to hit 150 million followers on Instagram.
Before completing the 200 million followers mark on Photo and Video-sharing application, Kohli had eclipsed Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr (175 million) by becoming the third-most followed active athlete on Instagram, and Kohli is now the third most followed sports athlete on Instagram – only behind football icons Cristiano Ronaldo, who leads the way with 451 million followers, and Lionel Messi, who has 334 million followers.
Now, coming to cricket, Virat Kohli has been rested for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa as India will want their star batsman to be fresh and ready for the Birmingham Test match in the first week of next month.
Kohli is coming off a lacklustre IPL 2021 season, where he finished with 341 runs at an average of 22 with a lowly strike rate of 115. His best innings of the season came in RCB’s last league game- 73 off 54 balls versus Gujarat Titans – helping RCB qualify for the playoffs.
After defeating Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator, RCB were knocked out by Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2, ending their IPL dream once again.