Indian captain Virat Kohli is the number 1 batsman in One Day International cricket and in Twenty 20 format of the game. He is at number 2 in Tests — the game’s oldest format. Following his records in the game, Virat Kohli’s followers grew by 61 percent on Twitter (as of December 4). The cricketer is ending the year with 20.8 million followers, as against 12.9 million last year.
But what’s more interesting is that Virat is not just popular in India. His following in neighbouring Pakistan is amazingly superb.
According to Google Trends, Virat Kohli was searched more than the present lot of cricketers in Pakistan cricket team.
According to the search results, Indian captain beat Pakistan’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, pacer Mohammad Amir and batsman Ahmed Sehzad.
From December 18, 2016 to December 9, 2017, Pakistanis searched about Virat Kohli more than their captain and several other key players in Pakistan team.
Interest by subregion
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli recently tied the knot with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony at Tuscany in Italy on December 11. Their wedding was attended by close friends and families.
Earlier, Virat Kohli asked BCCI for a break after Test series against Sri Lanka. Virat will join Team India for South Africa series starting January 5. The Indian team will depart for the African nation on December 27 for 3 Test matches, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is.