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Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli holds a lot of records to his name and is one of the most popular cricketers across the globe. Since making his debut in 2008, he has created a lot of records in international cricket. Overall, he has 75 hundreds in international cricket and the number goes up to 82 when it comes to the Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli is making a splash on the cricket field as well as on social media.
Virat did a big feat
It is no wonder that Kohli is one of the most followed sportspersons in the world. Her recent numbers on the social media platform prove the same as she has now completed 250 million followers on Instagram. Kohli is the first and only Indian to have such huge numbers on Instagram. MS Dhoni is second in the list with 42.5 million followers and this proves how far Kohli is ahead of his Indian teammates. There is no player around Kohli either.
Among sports personalities, Virat Kohli ranks fourth in terms of most followed athletes on Instagram. Cristiano Ronaldo is on top with 585 million followers followed by Lionel Messi with 464 million followers. Dwayne Johnson is third in this list with a huge lead of 130 million over Virat Kohli. However, Virat is ahead of Brazilian football player Neymar Jr who has 208 million followers on the social media platform. This achievement of Virat shows at what level he keeps a game like cricket in the whole world.
Strong Virat showed in IPL
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is gearing up for the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final. He has flown to England early along with several other Indian cricketers whose team was ousted from IPL 2023. Kohli plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and this season his team finished sixth with 7 wins from 14 matches and could not qualify for the playoffs. Kohli was in great form this year, scoring 2 hundreds in the IPL and doing well for his team. Virat also captained RCB in a few matches this year.
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