Latest Cricket News: Virat Kohli, the captain of India’s men’s cricket team, became the first Indian and Asian to reach the 150 million-follower mark on Instagram on Friday. Kohli is the fourth sports personality to reach this milestone in the overall list. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Lionel Messi of Argentina, and Neymar of Brazil are the other three.
With 337 million followers under his name, Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo presently leads this followers chart. While Messi has 260 million Instagram followers, Neymar, who has 160 million, is not far behind Kohli with 160 million.
Kohli had previously become the first Asian to reach the 75 million milestones on the social media behemoth. Aside from Instagram, the Indian skipper has a sizable fan base on other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Kohli currently has 43.4 million Twitter followers and nearly 48 million Instagram followers, according to Facebook, which also owns Instagram.
With a brand worth of $237.7 million, Kohli is India’s most valuable star
According to reports, the famous Indian batter demanded INR 5 crore for each sponsored Instagram post. Ronaldo, who has the highest Instagram followers of any athlete, costs $1,604,000 (Rs 11.72 crore) for each sponsored Instagram post.
Kohli is currently captaining India in the five-match Test series against England in the United Kingdom. The first test resulted in a tie, but India won the second Test at Lord’s. The Three Lions, on the other hand, rallied back to win the third Test convincingly. At The Oval, the fourth match is nicely poised, with both sides giving their all.
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