In his 12 year long international career, Virat Kohli has attained almost all possible achievements and broken numerous records. From three ICC ODI player of the year awards to becoming the fastest cricketer ever to score 20000 international runs, the commander-in chief-of Team India’s list of accomplishments goes on. Regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, the superstar batsman has now become the first Indian to attain a staggering 50 million followers on Instagram!
Currently at 50.1 million followers, Virat Kohli is the first one from his country to achieve the record. Indian actress and singer Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the second most followed Indian celebrity on the website, at a follower count of 49.9 million. Superstar Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is the third highest followed Indian on Instagram at 44.2 million followers. Superstar actress and Kohli’s better half Anushka Sharma is at 32.6 million followers.
Upon reaching this stunning feat today, the Men in Blue skipper released a video on his official Instagram account to express his gratitude towards his followers, and added the caption: “5️⃣0️⃣ Million strong on @instagram 💪🏼. Thank you guys for all the love and support. 🙏🏼😇“. Check it out below-
“Hi guys, so we have reached 50 million on Instagram. Its quite surreal, to know that so many people love and support me and they admire what I do,” the 31 year old said in the video.
“So yeah, I’m feeling very grateful, very thankful and God’s been kind and thank you so much for all the love and support over so many years, I really, really appreciate it.” he added.
Kohli is very active on his social media handles, with regular posts across his official Instagram, Twitter and FaceBook accounts. He has 932 posts on Instagram since joining the
Currently, Kohli is the 46th most followed human on Instagram, one place below the legendary Brazillian footballer Ronaldinho who is at 51.3 million followers. The list is topped by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, who crossed an astounding follower count of 200 million last month, and is currently at 204 million followers.
However, Instagram’s own account is the highest followed on the photo sharing platform, with a stellar 333 million followers.