Virat Kohli accomplishes yet another milestone; becomes first ever cricketer with 100 million social media followers
The fact that Cricket is not a sport with a global fan-base like Football and Tennis, makes this achievement even more special for Kohli.
Updated - May 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world at the moment and will be leading Team India at the World Cup in the next few days. No wonder, the Indian captain will break a few records on his own with the bat during the tournament. However, he has accomplished another milestone and this time it is off the field. Kohli has become the first cricketer with 100 million followers on social media.
Kohli has a total of 29.5 million followers on Twitter while 33.5 million fans follow on Instagram. As far as Facebook is concerned, the 30-year-old has the biggest fan-following and it is more than 37 million. The fact that Cricket is not a sport with a global fan-base like Football and Tennis, makes this achievement even more special for Kohli.
Despite such a mega fan-base, Virat Kohli is often criticised for endorsing brands on his social media accounts. Recently, he put up a post regarding him and Rishabh Pant uniting for a brand and was trolled massively for the same. Though he also values the connection with the fans and thanks them for the massive support they provide to Team India wherever they travel and the Bangalore fans during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
World Cup victory would be insane
Virat Kohli’s fan following is bound to increase even more with the way he is playing at the moment. Moreover, the fact that he is closest among all to break Sachin Tendulkar‘s huge record of 100 international centuries is also crazy. He currently has 66 tons to his name in ODIs and Tests and is yet to get one in the shortest format of the game.
With the World Cup around the corner, Kohli and his troops are carrying a lot of expectations of the billion Indian fans. If India manage to win the silverware in England this year under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, it will be a massive achievement and no wonder, his following will increase even more.
Here are more details about Kohli’s followers on social media:
Facebook: 37.1 Million
Instagram: 33.5 Million
Twitter: 29.5 Million
Total: 100.1 Million