Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket sensation, has shattered records by amassing a staggering 250 million followers on Instagram. This milestone solidifies his status as a global sporting icon and social media sensation.
Kohli’s popularity surged after his exceptional performance in the recent RCB vs GT match, where he scored his seventh IPL century. Despite his team missing the playoffs, he dominated discussions on Instagram and Twitter for two consecutive days.
Surpassing the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Kohli now holds the title of the Asian athlete with the largest Instagram following. Tendulkar has 40.3 million followers and Dhoni has 42.2 million. However, in the wider sports world, Ronaldo leads with 585 million Instagram followers, followed by Messi with 462 million. Kohli’s Instagram account boasts 1,601 captivating posts, engaging his devoted 250 million followers. Among the 278 accounts he follows are those of Tendulkar, de Villiers, and Ronaldo.
As the first Asian athlete to reach 250 million Instagram followers, Virat Kohli has truly etched his name in history and opened up new possibilities for athletes in the realm of social media. This milestone cements Kohli’s status as one of the greatest athletes of our time.