Social media has immense influence in today's world. It doesn't only tell you how famous a person is but it also shows you that the world can have so many people who have the love, support, and can inspire their followers.
So what do you think is our topic for today? Well, today Cricwizz presents to you cricketers with the most followers on Instagram.
Virat Kohli (India)
Virat Kohli currently has 142m followers on Instagram, the most for a cricketer and by some margin. Virat Kohli is not only one of the greatest batsmen in the world, but he is also a huge inspiration for millions of people in the world.
Kohli's athleticism, his discipline, and his passion for fitness and cricket are perhaps the reason why so many people follow him.
The result of this is that he has not only become the most followed Indian on Instagram but every sports personality does keep in mind the level of fitness you need to become successful and guess who pops up in their minds first? King Kohli!
Beautiful thing about sport is that rivalries stay on field and just with a smile & an open mind all tension between athletes is put to rest. Play hard on the field but always be up for a laugh off it😃What a blessing to have gotten to know so many amazing people through sport.🙏 pic.twitter.com/W5N2zhIy3j— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 26, 2019
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the second-highest cricketer with 34.5m followers on Instagram. An Indian captain, who is the only captain to win all the ICC tournaments, MS is not known to be the most active person on social media.
However, it doesn't take away the fact that there are millions of people who have adored him over the years and still do. His video on Instagram from which he announced his retirement was one of the most-watched ones in the year 2020.
Captain cool has a lot of followers that need to learn from their captain, don't they?
Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Also regarded as "The God of Cricket," Sachin Tendulkar is no less than a god for cricketers on social media as well. He has 30.7m followers to date and what's unique about him is that his usual posts about him doing daily chores, or anything that a normal person would do seems extraordinary.
This is because you are not seeing your family members doing something but the greatest batsman in the world.
Sachin is more active than MS Dhoni as far as posting on social media is concerned and it's safe to say that he is inspiring millions with every attempt of his on social media.
The 48-year old like in the field does not shy away from making statements through his social media handles and also uses the platform actively to celebrate his valuable moments.
Rohit Sharma (India)
Another Mumbaikar who has won millions of hearts is India's Vice-captain in the limited-overs format, Rohit Sharma.
Ro"hit" Sharma has 19.9m followers on Instagram and people love how he's always having fun on the Internet, be it commenting on his teammates' pictures or putting out workout videos for his fans.
The IPL success has helped Rohit Sharma not only gain more followers but that is one reason why a lot of people have started backing him as Virat Kohli's successor as India's next skipper. What do you think? Is it happening anytime soon?
Hardik Pandya (India)
Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians teammate, Hardik Pandya is not far behind his skipper in terms of followers count and has 19m followers.
He may be the last one on this list but he surely has one of the most inspiring stories. He came from nothing to being the fifth-highest cricketer in Instagram followers.
Another cricketer, who is very active on social media. Although, the all-rounder chooses to stay away from commenting on sensitive issues. He does invest a good amount of time and creativity to keep his followers entertained.
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**Note: The followers' count is of the date August 9, 2021.