Virat Kohli becomes first Indian celebrity to reach 100 million Instagram followers

Indian skipper Kohli who is known for either creating or breaking the record in the International circuit has reached yet another milestone off the field.

As he became the first Indian celebrity to reach 100 million Instagram  followers in quick succession. The 32-year-old has beaten the likes of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra to accomplish the milestone.

Taking about other Indian celebrities based on their following on Instagram which includes Priyanka Chopra and Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi with 53.3 million and 51.2 million followers respectively.

In the meantime, Virat also retained the top spot in India’s most-valuable celeb list according to the Celebrity Brand Valuation Study 2020 by Duff & Phelps.

Kohli after reaching this new milestone has become the fourth sportsperson trailing behind Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar Jr. However it is expected with the pace Kohli has gained following on Instagram it will not be surprising if he reaches 200 million in next 3-4 months.

Of late, Virat has drawn a lot of praises from the cricketing fraternity. Steve Waugh, the former Australian captain, lauded him and called him a ‘modern-day hero’

“What they love about Kohli is that it’s like the new attitude of India, get stuck in, don’t be intimidated. Take everything on and anything is achievable and possible. But he’s like the modern-day hero,” Waugh was quoted as saying in the documentary on discovery+.

Glenn Maxwell who will be sharing the dressing room with Kohli for the upcoming edition of cash rich league for RCB praises the later for backing him up during his tough time.

“He’s (Kohli) been the pinnacle of the game for a while as a multi-format player from Tests all the way to T20s. He’s been able to adapt his game, dominate for a long period of time and deal with the Indian pressure of being their captain and their best player,” Maxwell said.

“I’m looking forward to watching him go about his work, not just in games but in training, and hopefully tapping into some of the leadership stuff and try and learn off him,” he added.