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Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian to Cross 70 Million Followers on Instagram

Hailed as one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket – Indian captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap as he breached the unthinkable 70-million mark on popular social networking site Instagram. Known for his skill and passion towards the game – Kohli enjoys a massive fan base across several social media platforms. The Delhi-born cricketer is the fourth sportsperson to reach the number globally.

Overall, the 31-year-old Kohli is behind Portugal’s football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (232 million), Barcelona legend Lionel Messi (161 million), and Brazil’s footballer Neymar (140 million). Kohli recently overtook NBA superstar LeBron James (69 million).

For quite some time, the Indian captain has been enjoying his top spot in the coveted list on Instagram. While he remains at the numero uno position, the second-most followed Indian is actress Priyanka Chopra (55 million).

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