It seems that fortune is not in the favor of Salman Khan or rather we should say, it’s kinder towards 28-yr Indian skipper Virat Kohli. There is absolutely no denying the fact that Kohli always makes headlines, be it for his professional life or love life with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. Recently, he was in news on account of the ever-rising controversy with Anil Kumble, the former coach of team India.
The second most-followed Indian on Facebook:
However, it doesn’t seem to have made much adverse effect on the fan following of Kohli. In fact, on the contrary, his popularity has increased and now, he has become the second most-followed Indian celebrity on Facebook, the first being Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Defeated Salman Khan:
With over 35 million followers, Kohli has beaten the “Sultan” actor Salman Khan by 6 lakh fans. Talking of the most-followed Indian on Facebook, he’s none other than PM Modi with over 42.2 million followers.
Sachin, Priyanka and Deepika are all behind him:
Since Kohli is on the second spot, he has also defeated Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone who have become international stars now. Even Sachin Tendulkar who is considered the God of cricket has been surpassed by Kohli by over 7.1 million followers. Needless to say, Kohli’s fame began to bloom subsequent to replacing Dhoni and becoming the captain of the Indian cricket team.
Besides, his page is among Facebook’s fastest growing pages as far as sportspersons are concerned. The list is led by Ronaldo and Messi, the football sensations. Even more amazingly, this list of top 10 athletes has chiefly footballers except wrestler John Cena and Virat Kohli.
In the last six months, his followers have increased to nearly 36 million from 33 million. On Facebook, Kohli is followed by more than 35 million people while on Instagram, he has 14 million followers and on the micro-blogging site Twitter, he is followed by 16 million fans.