Virat Kohli joins an elite list of athletes after getting 100 million followers on Instagram

Written By: Amartya Sharma | Updated: Mar 02, 2021, 06:21 PM(IST)

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli became the first Indian celebrity to have 100 million followers on Instagram. He joined the elite list after this feat, check out the complete list:  

Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli revealed that he battled depression during a harrowing tour of England in 2014 where he felt like the "loneliest guy in the world" after a string of failures with the bat.

In a conversation with former England player Mark Nicholas on his 'Not Just Cricket' podcast, Kohli conceded that went through a tough phase during the particularly difficult tour.

"Yes, I did," was his response when asked whether he had suffered from depression at the time.

"...it's not a great feeling to wake up knowing that you won't be able to score runs and I think all batsmen have felt that at some stage that you are not in control of anything at all," he recalled.

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Lionel Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has 187 million followers on Instagram. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Juve star Cristiano Ronaldo is on top of the list with 266 million Instagram followers. 

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Neymar Jr.

Neymar Jr. is considered one of the best in his position. He witnessed exponential growth in his play while playing under Lionel Messi in Barcelona. Now with Messi's entry, he is likely to up his game and forms a dangerous trio alongside Messi and Mbappe. 

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was once the highest-paid celebrity on Instagram. The former WWE Superstar has 220 million Instagram followers.

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