Virat Kohli unlocks another Feature,, becomes the first Indian athlete to touch the landmark of 250M Instagram Followers 

Virat Kohli, the ex-captain of the Indian cricket team, continues to amass an extraordinary number of fans, as he achieves a remarkable milestone of reaching 250 million followers on Instagram. Surpassing all other Indian sports figures, he becomes the first Indian to attain this massive following on the popular social media platform. Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, revered football legends, stand ahead of him as the most followed sporting personalities on Instagram.

When it comes to the realm of fan support, Virat Kohli stands in a league of his own. His fan base extends far beyond that of Indian cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, who trail behind him as the most renowned cricketing personalities on Instagram.

MS Dhoni, the renowned former captain of the Indian cricket team and an iconic figure for Chennai Super Kings, holds the second position among cricketers with the highest number of Instagram followers. Under his leadership, India achieved remarkable success, including winning the T20 World Cup and the 50-over World Cup. Following closely behind Dhoni on the list is Sachin Tendulkar, a beloved figure in the cricketing world, with 40.5 million followers. The current Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, with 28.5 million followers, and the star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, with 25.9 million followers, complete the top five rankings.

Suresh Raina, a former Indian middle-order batsman and a legendary player for Chennai Super Kings, holds the sixth position on the list with 23.8 million followers. The seventh spot is secured by AB de Villiers, a renowned South African cricketer, with 21.9 million followers. Yuvraj Singh, a former Indian all-rounder and a key member of the 2011 World Cup-winning team, shares the seventh position with 17.5 million followers. Veteran Indian opener and social media sensation Shikhar Dhawan, with 13.7 million followers, and KL Rahul, with 14.2 million followers, conclude the list.

It is notable that Virat Kohli stands out as the sole Indian representative among the top 20 most followed individuals on Instagram, presently positioned at 15th, closely trailing the renowned music icon Taylor Swift. Moreover, he is one of only three Indians listed among the top 50 most followed individuals on this popular photo and video-sharing social platform. Accompanying him are esteemed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (86.7M) in 42nd position and Shraddha Kapoor (80.2M) in 44th position.

The batsman representing RCB holds the record for the highest number of runs (7263) in the Indian Premier League, as well as the most centuries (7) in the league’s history. In terms of his international career, he has scored the most runs (4003) in the shortest format and holds the record for being the fastest player to reach 12,000 runs (in 242 innings).

This renowned player recently participated in the ongoing IPL 2023 but unfortunately, his team RCB was eliminated after the league stage. He had an outstanding performance with the bat in this season of the lucrative league, scoring 639 runs in 14 matches with an impressive average of 53.25. He achieved six half-centuries and two centuries.

Looking ahead, the focus now shifts to the upcoming WTC final, where the Indian team will face Australia at the Oval starting on June 7th. All eyes will be on Kohli, as he aims to carry forward his exceptional form from IPL 2023 into the WTC final. Kohli, along with Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj, is among the first group of players who have departed for England to prepare for this high-profile clash.