Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the most followed sportsperson in India. In fact, he is the second-most followed Indian on Facebook with 35 million followers to his name as he surpassed Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The Indian run machine is now just behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has 42.2 million Facebook followers.
Kohli has added one more feather to his cap by overthrowing the big Bollywood names like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Shamra. The list of celebrities also includes Sachin Tendulkar on the sixth with 28,53,64,42 fans.
In his last two posts on Facebook, his engagement with fans touched more than 7 million easily. On June 21, the cricket star changed his profile picture which fetched him 732 thousand likes, 2,070 shares and around 10 thousand comments from fans across the world.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper also has 16 million followers on Twitter and 14 million on Instagram. His overwhelming fan following on social media made him the most popular cricketer in India.
In the past few months, Kohli’s fan base has increased from 33 million to almost 36 million.
The star cricketer is leading his team in the ongoing limited-overs series against West Indies in the Caribbean.