For India’s star herd, Virat Kohli, the past three years have not been fruitful. He has problems with his form and has consistently underperformed on the cricket pitch. But despite all the criticism, he remains a social media superstar.
Kohli is now the first cricketer to reach 50 million followers on Twitter.
The 33-year-old is the most followed cricketer in the world and the third most popular athlete on Instagram (211 million followers), after Cristiano Ronaldo (476 million) and Lionel Messi (356 million).
In addition, Kohli has over 49 million Facebook fans, bringing the total number of people who follow him on social media to over 310 million.
At two fifty and a century, Kohli returned to form in the just-concluded 2022 Asian Cup, finishing as India’s leading scorer and the league’s second-highest go-getter.
When Kohli finally took the monkey off his back and celebrated his long-awaited 71st century in style, he ended a 1020-day wait since his last century in November 2019.
Before the Asian Cup, Kohli had revealed that he hadn’t touched his bat in a month.
Thank you for all the love and support during the Asia Cup campaign. We get better and come back stronger. Until next time 🇮🇳️🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/yASQ5SbsHl
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 9, 2022
The Indian squad will be pleased that Kohli’s first T20I century came before the T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia later this year.
He will then be seen in action on September 20, when India hosts Australia in the first T20I of the three-game series.
On the pitch, Kohli is known for his extraordinary aggression and energy. India has consistently emerged as one of the most aggressive teams under his leadership.
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