Star batsman for Team India Virat Kohli has many records to his name and is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. Since he made his debut in 2008, he has created many records in international cricket. Overall, he has 75 hundreds in international cricket and the number goes up to 82 when it comes to the Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli is making a splash on the cricket pitch and on social media.
Virat did a great feat
No wonder Kohli is one of the most followed athletes in the world. The recent numbers of him on the social media platform prove the same, as he has now completed 250 million followers on Instagram. Kohli is the first and only Indian to have such huge numbers on Instagram. MS Dhoni is second on the list with 42.5 million followers and this shows how far Kohli is ahead of his Indian teammates. There aren’t any players around Kohli either.
Among sports personalities, Virat Kohli ranks fourth in terms of most followed athletes on Instagram. Cristiano Ronaldo is at the top with 585 million followers followed by Lionel Messi with 464 million followers. Dwayne Johnson is third on this list with a whopping $130 million lead over Virat Kohli. However, Virat is ahead of Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr, who has 208 million followers on the social media platform. This achievement of Virat shows at what level he keeps a game like cricket all over the world.
Strong Virat shown in IPL
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is preparing for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final. He flew to England early along with several other Indian cricketers whose team was kicked out of IPL 2023. Kohli plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and this season his team finished 6th with 7 wins from 14 matches and failed to qualify for the playoffs. . Kohli was in great form this year, scoring 200 in the IPL and his team did well. Virat also captained RCB in some matches this year.