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India cricketer Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian to reach 200 mn followers on Instagram

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Former Indian captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the first Indian to cross the 200 million followers mark on social media platform Instagram.

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“200 million strong. Thanks for all your support insta fam,” Kohli said in an Instagram post.

Kohli, one of the most popular cricketers in the world and the third most followed sportsperson in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo (450M) and Lionel Messi (333M).

Kohli stepped down as T20I captain after the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE last year and was removed as the ODI captain as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wanted to have a single captain for the limited overs formats. Shortly afterwards, he went on to step down as India’s Test captain as well. He has been replaced by Rohit Sharma as skipper across all formats.

India are set to host South Africa for five T20Is between June 9-19.

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