India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has become the first and only Indian to cross 250 million followers on Instagram. He is third behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the list of athletes with the most Instagram followers.
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With this achievement, Virat Kohli has broken records not only on the cricket field but also on Instagram. But do you know who are the athletes ahead of Virat Kohli who are far ahead in terms of Instagram followers.
Let’s see the names of those players and their Instagram followers.
Portugal and Al-Nassr football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed sportsperson on Instagram with over 585 million followers.
Argentina and PSG superstar Lionel Messi is the second most followed sportsperson in the world with 464 million followers.
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WWE wrestler-turned-Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has 380 million followers on Instagram.
How was the journey of IPL 2023 for Kohli?
Kohli is in excellent form at the moment. He recently scored two consecutive centuries as an opener for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat has had a very good IPL 2023 season. He has scored 639 runs in 14 matches of IPL 2023, at an average of 53.25 and a strike rate above 139. He has also scored two hundreds and six half-centuries this season, with his best score being 101*. He is the third highest run scorer in the league so far.
Virat has scored eight centuries in T20 cricket, including one international century for India and seven for RCB. He has scored 11,965 runs in 374 matches in his T20 career.
Virat has a massive fan following, and has been the most followed personality on Insta for a long time now. Apart from this, he is also the most followed Asian on Instagram handle. Please tell that now Kohli will be seen playing in the WTC final.