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Virat Kohli is the King of Facebook in India: Overtakes Salman Khan to become No. 1 celebrity

CricketVirat Kohli is the King of Facebook in India: Overtakes Salman Khan to become No. 1 celebrity

Virat Kohli’s popularity on Facebook has reached a new high as he became the most followed celebrity on the social media platform with more than 35 million fans, overtaking Bollywood star Salman Khan by more than 6,00,000 followers. Captain of India’s cricket team in all formats, Kohli has earned the love of his fans after an impressive home season and a decent Champions Trophy campaign till the final. In April this year, he had become the most ‘liked’ cricketer on Facebook as well as Instagram. He has now created a space for himself at the top to become the most followed celebrity with a good margin, leaving Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra behind. The list of celebrities also includes Sachin Tendulkar on the sixth with 28,53,64,42 fans.

Port of Spain :  India's captain Virat Kohli waits to play as rain delays the first ODI cricket match against West Indies at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Friday, June 23, 2017. AP/ PTI(AP6_23_2017_000258B)
Port of Spain : India’s captain Virat Kohli waits to play as rain delays the first ODI cricket match against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Friday, June 23, 2017. AP/ PTI(AP6_23_2017_000258B)

The cricket captain enjoys 3,57,25,719 fans on Facebook, 16 million followers on Twitter, 14 million on Instagram to become the most famous cricketer of all times around the world. Out of the 35 million plus fans on Facebook, 83% are Indians, followed by 5% from Bangladesh. Kohli seems to have a strong fan base in arch-rivals Pakistan as well with over a lakh fans.
In his last two posts on Facebook, his engagement with fans touched more than 7 million easily. On June 21, the cricket star changed his profile picture which fetched him 732 thousand likes, 2,070 shares and around 10 thousand comments from fans across the world.

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