Team India skipper Virat Kohli has achieved a yet another milestone, and this time, off-the-field. He has become the first-ever cricketer to garner over 100 million followers across distinct social media platforms. Predominantly, it is mainly comprised of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to name a few.
The 30-year-old batting stalwart has 37 million followers on his Facebook page. Further, he has 33.5 million followers on the micro photo-blogging account – Instagram. Also, it is followed by his official Twitter handle with 29.4 million followers.
Meanwhile, legendary Sachin Tendulkar is second on the list with 29 million followers on Twitter.
However, Sachin has 14.7 million followers, whereas, former Team India skipper MS Dhoni has garnered 13.4 million followers on Instagram.
Solely, Kohli often wears heart on his sleeve has been campaigning actively across the social media platforms to keep his die-hard fans updated regarding himself.
Virat Kohli and his 100 million followers on social media –
Besides, Kohli has also voiced his opinion for the environmental issues from time to time.
Over the years, the rise in the social media platforms has provided a much-required boost for the cricketing fraternity. With cricket not enjoying global recognition, it reflects how Kohli has been cherishing the massive support on the social media platforms.
Pertinently, football has widely earned global fanbase followed by tennis.
In between, the 34-year-old Portuguese-born ace footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has staggering 77.1 million followers on Twitter. However, the Brazilian footballer follows him with 43 million followers.
Overall, Ronaldo in aggregate has whopping 122 million followers on Facebook with celebrated footballer Lionel Messi having 89 million followers only to finish second on the list.
On Instagram, Ronaldo has 166 million followers, followed by Messi and Neymar Jr with 119 and 116 million followers.
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Concurrently, Kohli and his men are gearing up for the World Cup which will commence from May 30 in London.
The Men in Blue will open their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 in Southampton. Before the kick-off of the ODI showpiece, India will play two warm-up fixtures on May 25 and 28 respectively against New Zealand and Bangladesh.