Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket captain, has crossed the 100 million followers mark on Instagram. He is the first one to achieve this feat from India. Other than that, he has also become the first Asian and first cricketer worldwide who surpassed the 100 million mark on the social media platform Instagram.
In the cricket fraternity, Virat Kohli has high regard from his colleagues as well as from his opponents. Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone are the other Indian Celebrities who have a great fan following on Instagram. 32-year-old Delhi-born Virat has surprised everyone with his century on the Instagram platform.
Virat Instagram Followers and Other Celebrities’ Standings
Instagram is one of the favorite social media platforms for influencers and celebrities. Priyanka Chopra, ex-Miss World, and Bollywood Actress has a total of 60 million fans following, whereas Deepika Padukone is next with 53.3 million followers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the popular names on the social media platform Instagram. He has a total of 51.2 million followers.
Virat Kohli is also the most valuable celebrity as per the research of Duff and Phelps in 2020. He is in the first position for the last 4 years as per the research of Duff and Phelps.
If we talk about the global rankings of Sportspersons on Instagram on the basis of followers, Virat comes fourth. Football players Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar occupy the first, second, and third positions respectively on Instagram. Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer, whereas Messi belongs to Argentina. Messi is also the captain of the Barcelona franchise. Neymar is a Brazilian footballer.
Virat Kohli Popularity is Rising
Virat Kohli has established his name as one of the best cricketers in the world. Recently, the cricket fraternity praised him a lot. Steve Waugh, one of the best Austrian cricketers and captain, called him the modern cricket hero.
Among cricket experts, there is always a discussion about Virat. Most of them consider him the all-time best cricketer. Some ex-cricketers feel that he is even better than Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. He is also the most visible celebrity on TV.
While shooting a documentary with discovery+ channel, Steve Waugh said:
“What they love about Kohli is that it’s like the new attitude of India, get stuck in, don’t be intimidated. Take everything on and anything is achievable and possible. But he’s like the modern-day hero.”
Glenn Maxwell, who has recently joined Royal Challengers Banglore(RCB), is very excited to work under the leadership of Virat. Indian Captain is leading the RCB franchise for the last several years. RCB bought Maxwell with a hefty amount to utilize his all-around skills.
When talking about Kohli, Glenn Maxwell said that he has established himself in all formats of cricket from Test to T20. That is commendable. I am very excited to play under his captaincy in the Indian Premier League(IPL). Virat has dominated the cricket field for a long period of time. His capability to deal with captain pressure and continuing the best performance is an inspiration to all cricketers.
He further added:
“I want to follow him in leadership and training as well. He is one of the fittest players in the cricket fraternity. I am looking forward to learning a lot from him”’
Virat Kohli is married to Anushka Sharma, one of the finest Bollywood actresses. The couple recently welcomed a baby girl birth into their family. Virat took special leave for the birth of his first baby when he was captaining India in the Australia series. Recently, he is busy in the India-England test series that is going on in India. The team is ahead with a 2:1 lead against England.