Good News of the day: Virat Kohli reaches 250 million Instagram followers, only Indian sportsman to do so
India’s star batter Virat Kohli has clinched another milestone as he became the first and only Indian to cross 250 Million followers on Instagram.
Virat had a great IPL 2023 season, in 14 matches of IPL 2023, he has scored 639 runs at an average of 53.25 and a strike rate above 139. He has scored two centuries and six fifties this season, with best score of 101*. He is the third-highest run-scorer in the league so far.
The Good News:
Virat Kohli is the third among athletes with the most Instagram followers behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Virat has a massive following, and he has been the most followed personality on Insta for a long now. He is also the most followed Asian on the Instagram handle.
Kohli has been described as the gold standard for modern-day batsmen in the game thanks to his incredible consistency and temperament. His steely grit has led India to many wins over the years. The 34-year-old has also managed to stand out with his sharp sense of fashion and build a successful brand with multi-million dollar endorsement deals.
The boom in the number of online users thanks to the advancement of technology and the availability of affordable internet played a huge part in the rise of Kohli’s profile in the online paradigm and the maverick Indian batsman was in a position to utilise the opportunity to his advantage.
His marriage to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma further bolstered his image throughout the country and across the globe.
The recent performance of Virat Kohli:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener is in his best form and has recently scored two consecutive centuries in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Virat has scored eight centuries in T20 cricket, which includes one international century for India and seven centuries for RCB. He has scored 11,965 runs in his T20 career which is 374 matches strong so far.
As RCB’s journey ended in the tournament Virat is set to play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final to be held in Oval, England from June 7.
Kohli is also the highest run-getter in the history of the IPL with 7162 runs under his belt.