Virat Kohli, with his flamboyance and a great attitude towards the game, is one of the most loved cricketers globally. The former Indian captain has a large fan following, which is evident on his social media. Kohli recently reached a landmark of 200 million followers on Instagram.
He became the first-ever cricketer and third overall athlete to achieve this huge milestone. He is just behind Cristiano Ronaldo (451 million followers) and Lionel Messi (334 million followers). Virat Kohli took to Instagram after accomplishing this achievement to thank all of his followers. “200 mil strong. Thanks for all your support insta fam,” he wrote in the caption of the post.
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With this massive following, the veteran cricketer attracts a lot of brands as well. He is a social media brand ambassador for many companies, including Puma and Wrogn. While he endorses many brands, he is also quite active with his posts otherwise. He usually posts videos of his workout routines or photos after matches.
In the meantime, Virat Kohli has been rested for India’s upcoming series against South Africa starting on the 9th of June. Many pundits of the game have opined that this is a much-needed break for the cricketer. Notably, he has been going through a rough patch in his career. He has not been able to score a lot of runs recently. He has not scored a century in over two years either.
His most recent stint with the Bangalore team in the Indian T20 League 2022 was not what he would have expected it to be. He scored 341 at an average of 22.73 in 16 matches. His strike rate of 116 was not impressive either. His team reached the second qualifier of the tournament, but could not go any further.
Virat will be next seen in India’s tour of England starting on the 1st of July. The trip will begin with a postponed Test match from last year, followed by three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).