Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer to have 50 million followers on Twitter

Notably, Kohli is among the top followed athletes on Instagram.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 13 September 2022 04:48 PM

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Virat Kohli is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. The Indian batter enjoys a massive fan following, not just on the field, but also off of it. Kohli has millions of followers on different social media platforms. The former India captain has over 200 million followers on the photo-sharing platform, Instagram. Apart from that Kohli has 49 million followers on Facebook.

And now he has scored a half-century in terms of followers on Twitter. Kohli now has 50 million followers on the micro-blogging platform and with this, he also became the first-ever cricketer to achieve this feat. With this, Virat Kohli also becomes the second-most followed personality on Twitter in India. Only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more followers than Kohli. In total, the 33-year-old has 310 million followers across the three social media platforms. 

Notably, Kohli is among the top followed athletes on Instagram. In fact, Kohli is the third most followed athlete (after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi) in the world on the social media platform. In total, Kohli‚Äôs Instagram account is ranked 17th in terms of most number of Instagram followers. The Indian cricketer is the most-followed Asian on Instagram. 

Coming back to Kohli's on-field antics, the star batter seems to have regained his touch as he was India's highest run-getter at the Asia Cup 2022. Kohli scored 276 runs in five matches at a staggering average of 92 and an equally good strike rate of 147.59. He also ended the long wait of his 71st century. Kohli scored an unbeaten 122 against Afghanistan in India's last Super 4s match to bring up his first-ever T20I century and 71st international ton. 

The 33-year-old batter has also been included in the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Before that, Kohli will be seen in action against Australia and South Africa. 

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