Virat Kohli Becomes 1st Cricketer To Win First-Ever Instagram Award In India

Though Virat Kohli has fewer followers than several other celebrities, he rules the roost in terms of likes and comments on his posts

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has been ruling social media for such a long time that even Instagram had to acknowledge his massive following. The photo-sharing mobile application announced its first-ever awards in India and no surprise that Virat was at the top of their list.

With over 19.8 million followers, Virat bagged the Instagram award for “most engaged account” as of March 2018. His post generated the biggest number of engagements, likes and comments through the posts which he shared over the last one year.

ALSO READ: Mitchell McClenaghan Returns To Mumbai Indians, Set To Replace Injured Jason Behrendorff

In December last year, Virat tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma which created a strong hype on different platforms. The moment the Indian skipper shared snapshots from his wedding, they flooded over social media. As per several reports, one of the posts he shared was liked over 45 lakh times which helped him win the award.

Here’s the post:

ALSO READ: Nagin Dance: Originated From Bollywood, Here’s How It Got Mixed With Cricket

Though he has fewer followers on Instagram than several other celebrities, he rules the roost in terms of likes and comments on his posts.

Apart from Virat Kohli, it was Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone who won the ‘most followed account’ prize with 22.4 million followers. She is ahead Bollywood starlet Priyanka Chopra (22 million followers).

Deepika Padukone's Instagram Account Screen Grab

Deepika Padukone’s Instagram Account Screen Grab

ALSO READ: Sports Not Important? Boxer Gaurav Bhiduri Got No Reward Despite Talking to Delhi CM

Actresses Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor were presented with a milestone plaque in recognition for building a community of 20 million followers. Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishaan Khattar got the award for India’s “emerging account” for his fan base which grew significantly throughout 2017.