Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma share a light moment. File
Gulf Today Report
Virat Kohli, the captain of Indian cricket team, who has beeen known for breaking records on the field, has now broken a record of another sort.
The dashing batsman recently has become the first person from India to hit 50 million followers on Instagram.
The leader of Men in Blue himself is following 480 and has 930 posts on the picture-sharing website.
The 31-year-old is also India's most valuable celebrity.
According to a study by global advisory firm, Duff and Phelps, Kohli topped the brand valuation list for the third consecutive year as his value rose by an impressive 39 per cent to $237.5 million in 2019.
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the second most followed Indian on Instagram and is followed by 49.9 million users.
Deepika Padukone comes third in the list with 44.1 followers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is followed by more than 34.5 million users on the picture-sharing website.
Overall, star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has the maximum number of followers on Instagram.
Ronaldo is followed by more than 200 million users and is followed by musician Ariana Grande with 175 million followers. Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson is third with 172 million followers.
Gulf Today compiled a series of places and travel hotspots where usually the tourists are left upset with the actual picture.
Speaking on ‘Just kidding’ with Virat Kohli on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show, Kohli said while games will still be competitive, that energy players feed off supporters in the ground will be lost.
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Though Babar scored a half-century and Pakistan won the low-scoring warm-up game against the West Indies on Monday, the captain consumed 41 deliveries for his 50, while Rizwan struck his 13 off 17 balls and didn't score a single boundary.
The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship will be the first of back-to-back Rolex Series events in the UAE with tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai part of the traditional ‘Desert Swing’ attracting golf’s leading players.