India skipper Virat Kohli recorded another century, albeit off the pitch this time, as he became the 1st cricketer in the world to have 100 million followers on the social network Instagram. He is also the 1st person in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve such a feat.
The 32-year-old Kohli is also the fourth athlete in the world to reach this mark, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) took to the social media site to welcome Kohli to an elite club that features football stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar, among other celebrities, while Kohli is the 23rd celebrity in the world to gain one hundred million Instagram followers.
After Kohli, actor Priyanka Chopra is the most popular Indian on Instagram with over 60 million followers.
On Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Kohli's new milestone on Twitter and wrote, "Virat Kohli - the first cricket star to have 100 million Instagram followers."
Virat Kohli - the first cricket star to hit 100 million followers on Instagram pic.twitter.com/HI1hTSbo8M— ICC (@ICC) March 1, 2021
Besides Instagram, Kohli has a huge fan-following on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. He currently has 40.8 million followers on the microblogging site and over 36 million likes on Facebook.
Kohli is currently in Ahmedabad with the Indian cricket team as they prepare for their fourth and final test against England, starting March 4th.
Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed person on Instagram, with over 266 million followers. He is followed by an eminent singer Ariana Grande with 224 million followers, while retired WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson is on third with 220 million followers.
|1||387m||Social media platform|
|3||Ariana Grande||224m||Musician and actress|
|4||Dwayne Johnson||220m||Actor and professional wrestler|
|5||Kylie Jenner||218m||Television personality & Model|
|6||Selena Gomez||213m||Musician & Actress|
|7||Kim Kardashian||207m||Television personality & model|
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