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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to reach 50 million followers mark on Instagram


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NEW DELHI: Skipper Virat Kohli has become the first Indian to reach the 50 million followers mark on social media platform Instagram. Kohli, who is breaking cricketing records with each passing match, has a great social media following.

The 31-year old has so far made 930 posts on the platform and his social media posts continue to enthrall fans worldwide. Overall, Instagram's official account has the most number of followers and it is followed by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 200 million followers.

In terms of Indians with the most number of followers, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra is on the second spot with 49.9 followers while Deepika Padukone is on third place with 44.1 followers.

Last year, Kohli had become the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing MS Dhoni. Currently, Kohli is in action against New Zealand and his side would take on the hosts in the two-match Test series, slated to commence from February 21. 

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)