Most followed athletes on Instagram: Kohli reaches 250 million

Virat Kohli reaches 250 million followers on Instagram and becomes the first asian to achieve this feat.

Sudip Kumar Mukherjee
New Update
Virat Kohli reached 250 million followers on Instagram | Sportzpoint

Virat Kohli made yet another record yesterday and achieved 250 million followers on Instagram. With this feat, he becomes the first Asian as well as the only Indian to achieve this. He is now the third most followed athlete on Instagram. And he is just falling just behind two legendary football icons and universal superstars Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi.

Read Also: Jason Roy is planning to terminate his ECB contract to play in MLC

Kohli has managed many more records with the bat since he started to play international cricket. Irrespective of the format of the game, he has achieved many more success in his cricketing career. But this time the former Indian Captain reached 250 million followers on Instagram. He's now the first Asian athlete to have such a massive fan following on the social media App.

Kohli smashed 7th ton of his IPL career | Sportzpoint

Image: BCCI

During RCB vs GT game, Kohli smashed the 7th IPL ton of his career. His fan following surged even more after this brilliant performance against Gujarat Titans. Though RCB failed to reach the IPL 2023 playoffs, Virat again had a successful season with the bat this year. He was trending on Instagram and Twitter for two days after his superb knock and helped to gain a massive fanbase.

Read Also: Dwayne Bravo confirmed MS Dhoni's return to CSK next year

Kohli has been regarded as a modern-day great and he remains incredibly consistent in his game throughout the years. With his steady leadership skills, he already led India to many victories in test cricket over the years. Also, the 34-year-old star has also managed to stand out with his sharp sense of fashion. He already built a successful brand with multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

Kohli in WTC 2021 | Sportzpoint

Image: BCCI

With a massive 250 million followers on Instagram, Kohli is now just behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who have 585 million and 464 million followers respectively. Kohli already left behind some of the legends in cricket history like Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. Sachin has 40.3 million followers on Instagram and MSD has 42.2 million followers. Currently, there are 1,601 posts on Kohli's Insta account. The RCB superstar follows 278 people on Instagram account, which includes Sachin Tendulkar, AB de Villiers, and Ronaldo.

Read Also: ACC Women's Emerging Asia Cup 2023 will take place next month in Hong Kong

With his batting brilliance, Kohli registered 639 runs from 14 games, including 6 fifties and 2 centuries. He is also the highest run-getter in IPL history with 7162 runs so far in his IPL career. Meanwhile, Kohli moved his focus to the WTC final after IPL. He reached London yesterday and will begin the training there to prepare for the WTC Final clash against Australia.

Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli