Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra at second place with 4.99 crore Instagram followers
Highest number of 33 million followers of Instagram, American singer Ariana on third (175 million followers)
Dainik BhaskarFeb 18, 2020, 10:17 AM IST Sports Desk. Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has got 5 crore followers on the social media platform Instagram. He is the first Indian to achieve this feat. He is followed by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has 4.99 crore followers. In allover, Portugal's star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the first to achieve 203 million followers. Instagram alone has the highest number of 33 million followers, more than Ronaldo. Number three is US singer Ariana Grande. They are followed by 175 million people.
Kohli has posted 930 on Instagram so far. They follow only 48 people. Among Indians, actress Deepika Padukone is at number three. He is followed by 4.41 crore fans.
Ronaldo's highest grosser from Instagram, Kohli at number 11, according to a report, Ronaldo has earned around Rs 340 crore from paid Instagram posts over the past year, while his annual package at Juventus Club is Rs 242 crore. Ronaldo has received around 6.9 crores for each sponsored post on Instagram. Lionel Messi is second on the list after Ronaldo in terms of earning from social media. Spanish club Barcelona player Messi earned around 165 crores from 36 posts. Kohli is at number 11 in the list, earning around Rs 8.3 crore in a year.
Kohli has 70 centuries in all three formats
Kohli is currently on a New Zealand tour. Where he has to play a series of two Tests. The first match will be played in Wellington from 21 February. Kohli has played 84 Tests, 248 ODIs and 81 T20s so far. He has scored 7202 at an average of 54.98 in Tests, 11867 at an average of 59.34 in ODIs and 2794 runs at an average of 50.8 in T20. He has scored 70 centuries in all three formats.