Indian captain Virat Kohli recently became the first Indian to breach the 70 million followers-mark on popular social networking site Instagram. He is the fourth sportsperson to reach the number globally.Kohli is also the first cricketer to reach the mark.
Portugal’s football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (232 million), Barcelona legend Lionel Messi (161 million) and Brazil’s footballer Neymar (140 million) have more followers than the Indian captain. Kohli recently overtook NBA superstar LeBron James (69 million).
The Indian captain had been the most-followed Indian on Instagram for quite some time. While he remains at the top, the second-most followed Indian is actor Priyanka Chopra (55 million).
Kohli has been significantly active on his Instagram profile, having recently crossed the 1000-post mark with a creatively edited picture. Ever since the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kohli has been taking to his social media profiles to primarily share his work-out videos.