Virat Kohli Becomes First Asian To Cross 200 Million Followers On Instagram

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian to cross the 200 million followers milestone on Instagram. Royal Challengers Bangalore star marks this achievement on Wednesday, June 8. Indeed, Kohli is one of the most popular cricketers in the world of cricket. Among sportspersons, Virat Kohli is in number third spot, after soccer players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on social media Instagram.

This milestone on social media shows how widely the cricketer is loved across the planet. Likewise, Kohli turned to his fans and thanked them for their support. Virat Kohli even shared an Instagram post with a caption for his followers and fans worldwide. He wrote, “200 mil strong. Thanks for all your support insta fam”.

Virat Kohli And His Cricket

It was the 2021 T20 World Cup where Virat Kohli gave up his captaincy. Also, he was removed as the ODI captain as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wanted to have a single captain for all the limited over formats of cricket. Later, he went on to down as India’s Test captain as well.

Now, the Indian Cricket captain is Rohit Sharma. He is famous for his leadership, and fitness and is best known as a skipper across all formats.

Recently, IPL 2022 ended, where Virat Kohli had a lean path and he is also not playing the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. He is set to next take the field when India takes on England in the rescheduled 5th Test from the series from last year. India, under Kohli’s leadership, had taken a 2-1 lead in the series before the fifth match was postponed due to a Covid outbreak in the visitors’ camp.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.