Virat Kohli, or King Kohli,” who has shattered records after records in international cricket, has added yet another record to his list, this time not on-field but off-field, as the cricket legend now has crossed a humungous number of 250 million followers on Instagram, becoming the first Asian to get this number of followers on Instagram; in fact, he is the first cricketer to cross this number. Virat Kohli is just behind football’s GOATs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, in terms of sporting personalities. The fan following of Virat Kohli is greater than that of the “God of Cricket,” Sachin Tendulkar, and one of the most popular Indian cricket captains, MS Dhoni.
The point that is worth considering over here is that football is a global sport and is played on various continents, but cricket is aggressively followed in some countries. That’s why the numbers that he got on Instagram are remarkable; as of now, Cristiano Ronaldo has 585 followers and Lionel Messi has 464 followers on Instagram.
The RCB stalwart has shattered the record for the most number of IPL centuries by a batter in the league; he has so far scored 7 centuries in the IPL, with 4 he made just in one season, and in 2023 he scored 2 centuries, but the former RCB captain’s team didn’t win a single IPL trophy despite reaching three times in the IPL final. RCB got knocked out of the IPL 2023 in the final match of their league stage against Gujarat Titans, which was a do-or-die match for them, but they failed to pass the GT’s hurdle.
Virat Kohli is now headed towards England as the team India will fight with Australia in the World Test Championship’s final, with Rohit Sharma leading the test side as captain. Team India is eyeing the test championship this time.