Indian skipper Virat Kohli becomes the first cricketer to achieve THIS incredible feat

Virat Kohli is one of the most popular cricketers and celebrities around the world, who has a massive fan following amongst every age group

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first cricketer in the world to have 100 million followers on Instagram | Photo: BCCI / Getty Australia


Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer in the world to have 100 million followers on Instagram. The star player, who is one of the most popular sportspersons and celebrities around the world has a massive fan following on social media. While his Twitter followers are closing in on 41 million, he breached the three-figure mark in millions on Instagram on Monday evening.

Not just for his style and his playing style, but also for his conduct on the field, Kohli is one of the most widely watched and adored cricketers in the world. While he became the first person from the game of cricket to achieve this incredible feat, he is not the first person.

The WWE champion, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, has 220 million followers on the same platform. While the trio of football players Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr too belong to the list as Ronaldo has 266 million followers while Messi has 187 million and the Neymar is just behind them with 147 million followers.

Apart from those, pop-star Beyonce has a following of 167 million people, while singer Ariana Grande is miles ahead of her with 224 million followers.


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Virat Kohli, who rose through the ranks after winning the Under-19 World Cup in 2008 has become one of the best, if not the best, player in the world as he has taken the world by storm by his consistency with the bat and aggression in the field when he is leading his troops.

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