Virat Kohli beats Priyanka Chopra to become the first Indian to get 50 million followers on Instagram
Priyanka had 49.88 million followers when Kohli crossed the 50 million mark.
Updated - Feb 18, 2020 2:00 pm
It is no hidden fact that sportspersons are one of the most followed celebrities across the globe. And, in a cricket crazy country like India, where it is considered to be a religion, the players have a massive fan following, both in the real world and on social media platforms. And, a perfect example of this was put up on Tuesday, when the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, became the first Indian to get 50 million followers on the photo-sharing platform, Instagram.
The Indian captain, beat Priyanka Chopra Jonas, an actress, who was his closest competitors in this race. Priyanka, when Kohli hit the 50 million mark, had 49.88 million followers on Instagram and was seemingly closer to the milestone as compared to Kohli. Kohli has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years and has seen exponential growth in terms of his followers on the internet.
Virat Kohli has been one of the most successful batsmen, in the sport of cricket in the last few years and many budding cricketers from all over the world look up to him for inspiration and follow him. Not only this, social media platforms, like Instagram, also act as a gateway into the lives of these big personalities, getting their fans, a look into their world.
And social media platforms are the go-to source for every fan and celebrity, because of their huge user bases. These are the chief factors, owing to which, such huge numbers are reflected on the profiles of people like Kohli.
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Virat Kohli gearing up for New Zealand Tests
The 31-year-old Virat Kohli, who is currently heading the Indian team on tour of New Zealand, after whitewashing the Kiwis in the T20I series, lost the One Day International series. And, the way he has been known to bounce back on the opponent after every loss, he will be looking to redeem himself.
A perfect opportunity awaits him in the two-match Test series that is all set to begin from the 21st of February. Virat and Team India, both are at the pole position, in their respective leader boards of the longest format of the sport and they will look to strengthen their position at the top of the table in the ICC Test Championship.