IPL 2020 : RCB’s captain Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to crossed 70 M followers on Instagram

Team India and IPL franchise RCB’s Captain Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the current generation. Such is the following of Kohli’s batting exploits that the Indian batting great has now become the first Indian to have over 70 million followers on the video sharing, social media platform Instagram.

Kohli who will be bidding for his first IPL title win this year has now amassed 70.1 Mn followers.


Kohli is also India’s most valuable celebrity. He also remains the sports world’s only representative in the list of top 10 most followed Indian celebrities on Instagram. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the second most followed Indian on Instagram and is followed by 55.4  million users.Shradha Kapoor comes third in the list with 51.4 M followers.

India skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the only cricketer in the world’s top-10 list of highest-earning athletes through sponsored Instagram posts during the lockdown, according to a report. The cricket superstar was sixth on the list, the figures for which were collected by ‘Attain’ during the period between March 12 and May 14, when the world literally shut down to stem the growth of the coronavirus outbreak.According to the list, Kohli earned a total of 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts, raking up 126,431 pounds per post.
Take a look at the list of most followed Indians on Instagram:
SN Instagram Account Followers Followings
1. Virat Kohli 70.1 M 171
2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas 55.4 M 532
3. Shraddha Kapoor 51.4 M 539
4. Deepika Padukone 51.0 M 127
5. Alia Bhatt 48.3 M 574
7. Narendra Modi 45.9 M 0
8. Jacqueline Fernandez 43.5 M 879
8. Akshay Kumar 42.9 M 5
9. Neha Kakkar 42.4 M 299
10. Katrina Kaif 41.1 M 406


Virat kohli Is the 3rd highest earning IPL player. Virat kohli has earned a total of ₹ 126.2 crores in salaries over 13 years in his IPL journeyVirat Kohli was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team for ₹ 17 crores in IPL 2020, a 14000% jump from the inaugural season salary of ₹12 L. The highest paid cricketer in IPL, ViratKohli was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction and will continue to lead his side.
Virat Kohli
IPL 2020 Salary– 17 Crore
IPL 2020 Team – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Country – India