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Virat Kohli becomes first cricketer with 100 million social media followers

Virat Kohli is the first cricketer in the world ever to break into the 100 million category for followers on social media. Virat Kohli has Facebook (37.1 million), Twitter (29.4 million) and Instagram (33.5 million) to his name. Football giant from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular sportsperson on the social media with 77 million followers on Twitter, 122 million followers on Facebook and 166 million followers on Instagram. Brazil star striker Neymar Jr is the second most popular sportsperson on micro-blogging site Twitter with 43 million followers. Argentina legend Lionel Messi – who plays for Barcelona in Spanish La Liga – follows Ronaldo on Facebook with 89 million followers. Sachin Tendulkar has 14.7 million followers on Twitter while MS Dhoni is third on the list with 13 million followers. Kohli is the third Indian after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Priyanka Chopra to have over 100 million followers on social media.

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