Virat Kohli is not just making records on the field but off the field. We all know the huge fanbase he has all over the world on social media but now he has surpassed Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to become the King of Facebook in India with an exception of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kohli has beaten everyone, from film stars (Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra) to singers (Honey Singh, Shreya Ghoshal) and his idol as well, Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has reached a whopping number of 35,725,719 number of fans in India and it is rising day by day. Let’s take a look at who all Kohli beat to rise to the top of the table.
Despite all the controversies surrounding Kohli, his fanbase is still unaffected as he is leading by a big margin. In fact, he is rising to the top day by day and he might be in contention to beat the World’s best soon enough, not just on the field but on Facebook as well. His fan base is on the rise as we speak and he might not just stop at the numbers you will see below. Don’t believe us, check these facts.
The ‘ Run-Machine’ of India is slowly turning into a Fan-Machine as well. For those who think that Kohli does not have a fan base apart from India, they are completely wrong. Despite popular belief, Kohli has a huge amount of fan base in neighbouring countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well.
Though he loses to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan when it comes to fans outside India. Salman has better numbers in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal and other countries as well when compared to Kohli. Though he might be able to make up for it in the days to come.
After conquering India, it will not be a premature speculation that Kohli is ready to take on the international superstars. He is currently in 52nd spot and only a few numbers away from the Canadian rapper Drake. He is not far behind from Snoop Dogg and other as well. From the looks of it, he might be a few months away from surpassing British band Coldplay as well.
Though when it comes to international superstars, singers, sportsperson, Kohli has a quarter (approximately) of their fanbase. The Indian skipper has an uphill task ahead of him as it will take a lot of centuries and trophies to reach somewhere near Portugal’s maverick footballer Cristiano Ronaldo who is leading the list.
Even Kohli’s photos attract close to a million engagement on Facebook. Few of his Facebook photos below will give you an idea of it. Also, his gesture towards Pakistan players is the cliched example of ‘winning hearts’ on the internet. Check the number of likes on the photo.
Kohli, as usual, will not be affected by these facts as he gets to know about it. As he says, statistics don’t affect him as long as the team is doing well. He needs to exactly concentrate on that as bigger his statistics for India, the bigger his fanbase becomes. Despite the controversy with India’s former Head Coach Anil Kumble, his popularity is on the rise. It will stay that way as long as he keeps performing on the field.