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| On Sep 3, 2021 6:51 PM IST

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to 150m followers on Instagram


It has been a fantastic career for Virat Kohli, and he will go down as the best batsman in the history of the game. With 50+ averages across all the formats and 70 centuries, he is still going strong and is leading the Indian team well. Although, he has not been able to win any of the major ICC tournaments for India in his captain tenure, but has instilled the need for new fitness regime and aggressiveness in the Indian bowlers which has helped the team to be quite competitive in the overseas tours.

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to cross 150 Million followers on Instagram

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has created history by crossing 150 million followers on Instagram and has become the first Asian personality to achieve the feat. Kohli has been quite active on the world’s most popular platform and has been posting personal and Team India photos. Along with the these, the captain is busy promoting brands on his profile.

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It is being learnt that the cricketer earns around INR 5 Crore per Instagram through every sponsored post, which makes him the highest paid personality of India. The Platform also receives huge inflow of people for visiting Virat Kohli’s profile, and is certain to pay the cricketer as well.

Who are the other celebrities with more followers than Kohli?

The top footballers only have the more fan-following than the Indian Cricket team captain Kohli. Here are the three footballers with their follower counts and the fees they charge for sponsored post.

Cristiano Ronaldo– 337 Million

The Portugal footballer has the highest number of followers on the platform and earns around 12 Crore from Brands per Instagram post.

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Lionel Messi– 260 Million

The Argentina player, Messi has been favourite of many and charges 8.5 Crores for sponsored posts.

Neymar Jr– 160 Million

With 10 million more followers than Kohli, Brazil star Neymar has been building a good reputation for last few years. He earns 6 Crores for his sponsored post on Instagram.

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Harshit Rathi

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