Team India skipper Virat Kohli has been one of the most influential sportspersons in the last few years and has succeeded in creating the maximum number of followers for himself on Instagram along with the modern-day football greats Cristiano Ronaldo and his long-term rival Lionel Messi.
Lately, Virat Kohli has become the joint third-most followed sportsperson on Instagram and he is tied with another modern-day football icon.As of Sunday, October 24, Virat Kohli became the third most followed sportsperson on the social media platform. However, he is not the only athlete to occupy the third position and has Brazilian as well as Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) forward Neymar Jr for company. The duo has 163 million followers on Insta. In March this year, Virat Kohli created history by becoming the first Indian to cross the 100 million followers mark on Instagram.
The Indian captain managed to beat the likes actors Priyanka Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, and Akshay Kumar to reach the milestone.While Virat Kohli and Neymar Jr jointly occupy the third spot, the top two spots are occupied by the fierce football rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi respectively. While Messi is at the second spot with 277 million followers, the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup winner takes the ‘Numero Uno’ spot with 359 million followers.