Virat Kohli is often looked upon to break Sachin Tendulkar”s record of 49 hundred in ODI cricket. But on Twitter, he has already surpassed Sachin Tendulkar.
As per a Twitter report capturing trends in 2017, Kohli saw his follower base increasing by 61 percent to 20.8 million (as of December 5), from 12.9 million in 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has topped the 2017 list of Most followed Indians on Twitter, with 37.5 million followers (increasing base by 52 percent).
The superstar batsman is also the most followed cricketer on Instagram with 17.3 million. It was also estimated that he earns 3.2 crores per Instagram.
Virat Kohli has had a very successful 2017 with the bat. He is the leading run scorer in ODI cricket with 1460 runs from 26 matches at an average of 76.84. He also has 5 triple-digit scores in test cricket (3 double test centuries and 2 centuries) to go with.
Popularity is also about being in limelight. Hence the numbers are slightly inflated compared to retired cricketers. Nevertheless! They are very very good numbers indeed! Virat Kohli is a modern day legend and there is no denying that!
Kohli is currently the No.1 batsman in ODI and T20I rankings and No.2 in tests. He has got sterner tests ahead when India tour South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia in next 15 months.
Here’s the list of most followed Indians on Twitter:
1. Narendra Modi – 37.5 Mn
2. Amitabh Bachchan – 31.6 Mn
3. Shah Rukh Khan – 31 Mn
4. Salman Khan – 28.6 Mn
5. Akshay Kumar – 22.9 Mn
6. Aamir Khan – 22.4 Mn
7. Deepika Padukone – 22.1 Mn
8. Sachin Tendulkar – 21.8 Mn
9. Hrithik Roshan – 20.9 Mn
10. Virat Kohli – 20.8 Mn
– by Atharva Apte