Former Indian Captain Virat Kohli becomes the first cricketer to gain 50 million followers on Twitter

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Former Indian captain, Virat Kohli has become the first cricketer in history to reach 50 million followers on social media handle, Twitter. Indian superstar, Virat Kohli also have a massive following on Instagram with 211 millions followers.

With 211 millions only in Instagram makes him the most followed cricketer in the globe and the third most followed sportsperson on IG after Manchester United‘s Cristiano Ronaldo with 450 million followers and Paris St. Germain superstar Lionel Messi with 333 million followers. 

Overall, Virat Kohli has a social media presence of over 310 million followers- On Twitter, India star has just reached 50 million, Instagram 211 million and on Facebook Virat has around 49 millions till now.

Although, India’s poor performance in Asia Cup 2022 has been a downfall for team India but the good side of the event was the former Indian captain, Virat Kohli who was struggling before the cup made a decent comeback to his form. Virat Kohli scored the most runs for team India in Asia Cup 2022 and was also the second highest run scorer of the event, in which he scored 2 fifties and a century.

Virat Kohli also ended his long dry spell for a century in international cricket when scored a beautiful knock of 122 runs vs Afghanistan in last match of super 4s.

There was a time when Virat Kohli was scoring centuries for fun but with the bad phase coming up to him made him wait around 1019 days score his 71st century in the international cricket, this was also his maiden century in the short format of cricket. 

Before the event, Virat Kohli also mentioned that he did not touch his bat for more than a month, which was very surprising for the fans and for himself because he revealed that happened for the first time he started playing professionally.

“I know there was a lot of stuff going on on the outside but they really kept my perspective right and I kissed my ring in the celebrations as well. You see me standing like this right now and all the things being put in perspective have been done by one person, who stood by me through all these difficult times that is Anushka,” Virat Kohli told after hitting 6 sixes and 12 boundaries in Dubai

“This hundred is specially dedicated to her and our little daughter Vamika as well. When you have someone next to you, having conversations, putting the things in the right perspective like I have been and Anushka has been by my side through these times, time away from the game has thought me a lot of things.”

This will be a huge relief for the former captain after scoring his 71st ton and broke the curse before the T20 World Cup, Australia.


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