Virat Kohli is one of the most pre-eminent athletes in the world. Even after cricket not being a global sport the Indian skipper has is well-recognised in almost every nation. Kohli now has once again created history this time on social media platform Instagram. The 31-year-old is now currently being followed by a whopping 75.5 million people on the mass platform.
Notably, the coveted cricketer also enjoys a mammoth following of about 36.9 million on Facebook while 37.3 on Twitter. Interestingly captain Kohli has now also overtaken even the PM of India in terms of most combined followers on all social media platforms.
Kohli becomes first Asian to cross 75 million followers on Instagram
Meanwhile, Kohli has now also become the only Asian to record more than 75 million followers on the photo-sharing app Instagram. Also, he is the solitary celebrity from Asia to feature in the top 40 most-followed people on the site. He recently passed famous musician Cardi B on the list, taking over the 29th spot.
Recently Kohli overtook legendary basketball player Labron James and became the 4th most followed sportsperson on Instagram. Ahead of Kohli are three footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
The most followed personality on the photo-sharing site is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with 238 million followers. Musician and actress Ariana Grande is second with 199 million followers followed by Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with 194 million.
Coming back to the work front, Virat Kohli will return to the cricket field in the upcoming Indian Premier League season. Kohli will be leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who still hasn’t won the IPL trophy. The RCB squad have reached Dubai and are currently in quarantine before they start practising for IPL 2020.
Moreover, Kohli is the leading run-scorer in IPL history. He has so far scored 5,412 runs in 177 matches and has also hit five centuries which are the most by any Indian player.