Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian to have 100 million followers on Instagram. The right-handed batsman is also the first cricketer in the world to accomplish the feat, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Twitter to congratulate Kohli on joining an exclusive club that includes footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar, among others.
“Virat Kohli- the first cricket star to hit 100 million followers on Instagram”- the ICC tweeted!
Other than Instagram, Virat Kohli also has a large fan base on other social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter with 36 million and 40.8 million followers respectively.
After Kohli, Indian actor, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has the most followers on Instagram of around 60 million.
Portugal Footballer Christiano Ronaldo tops this list with over 266 million followers on Instagram. Following him is the Barcelona Captain Lionel Messi with 265 million followers. While the Brazillian Soccer Star Neymar holds the third position with 147 million followers.
According to a media report, Virat Kohli is among the top 10 sports persons earning the highest from their sponsored posts on their Instagram accounts.