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Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian, 1st Asian, 1st cricketer to reach 100 mn Instagram followers

By Priyanka Verma 
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Team India captain Virat Kohli has become the first Indian, first Asian and the first cricketer to reach 100 million followers on Instagram. In the last 30 days, Kohli gained around seven million followers, that is around 81 followers every second. Kohli is the fourth most followed sportsperson on Instagram.

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Kohli has joined Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Argentine forward Lionel Messi, Hollywood actor and former pro-wrestler Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, American singer-songwriter Beyoncé, and Ariana Grande in the 100 million club.

Ronaldo tops the chart with 265 million followers, while Barcelona captain Messi and Brazil`s Neymar stand second and third in the list with 186 million, 147 million followers respectively.

Kohli had earlier become the first Asian to reach 75 million followers on Instagram.

Speaking of cricketers, Virat Kohli has more than three times the followers of second-placed MS Dhoni (30.4 million).

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Apart from Instagram, Kohli also has a massive fan-following on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. As of now he has 40.8 million followers on Twitter, while has over 36 million likes on Facebook.

Recently, Kohli had upstaged Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Ranveer to retain the top spot in India`s most-valuable celeb list. According to the Celebrity Brand Valuation Study 2020 by Duff & Phelps, the Indian skipper was reportedly crowned as India`s most valuable celebrity with a brand value of $237.7 million.

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