Instagram has become one of the most popular venues for celebrities to interact and disseminate information in recent years. It’s no different with cricket players, as Virat Kohli has become the first cricket player to reach 100 million Instagram followers.
Despite being less active on social media than the present India captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains a fan favorite, while the popularity of past superstars like Sachin Tendulkar remains unwavering.
1.Virat Kohli – 142m followers
Virat Kohli has over 140 million Instagram followers, making him the most followed cricketer on the world’s largest photo and video sharing social networking site. He is a living legend and is now regarded as the finest batsman in the world. Kohli is the captain of the Indian cricket team and also the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore club in the Indian Premier League. Given his large following, it was only logical for him to perform brand work, which takes up a large portion of his feed. Kohli’s on-field character of being a gentleman extends over to his Instagram field, where he has his own share of light moments when posting pictures, which is one of the main reasons for his massive following.
2.MS Dhoni – 34.5m followers
MS Dhoni is probably the greatest skipper in the history of limited-overs cricket. He captained India to three titles – the 2007 World T20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy. Dhoni has the distinction of being the only skipper to win all three tournaments. He averaged over 50 as a batsman in limited-overs cricket and was the finest finisher of his time. MS Dhoni has a large following base, with 34.5 million Instagram followers. Given that he is so secretive in his dealings, his followers are always curious as to what their ‘Thala’ is up to. A post by him is like an event, and it attracts a lot of attention since it frequently contains intriguing facts about him.
3.Sachin Tendulkar – 30.7m followers
Sachin Tendulkar, the only non-playing cricketer on the list, is in the third position. Some consider Tendulkar to be the greatest cricketer of all time, owing to his long career in the game, which included over 200 Test matches and 450 One-Day Internationals. He made 482 runs at a batting average of 54 to help India win the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Despite popular belief, the now-retired cricket player is fairly active on Instagram, occasionally posting paid content on his timeline, and the majority of his posts are self-made photos and videos that help keep fans engaged and informed about his life and, on occasion, his thoughts on world cricket events.
4.Rohit Sharma – 19.9m followers
“The Hitman” is the fourth most followed cricketer on Instagram, with 19.9 million followers. Many people regard Rohit as a good leader and have called on the BCCI to name him India’s white-ball captain. After all, Rohit has five IPL championships to his name with the Mumbai Indians. His one-of-a-kind batting style makes him one of the most dangerous batsmen on the planet. In ODIs, the 34-year-old has three 200-plus scores. With such a large following, it is unavoidable for companies to contact the individual, and Rohit is no exception. He also publishes a lot of sponsored material for businesses on his handle in addition to the regular updates.
5.Hardik Pandya – 19m followers
Hardik Pandya, one of the most prominent cricket players in the world right now, never fails to make news with his distinctive dress choices and personality statement. His up-to-date clothes and unique haircuts, which he keeps his followers informed about on his Instagram and other social media accounts on a daily basis, have garnered him a lot of attention. And, especially since he is from India, the number of people who follow him and want to know what is going on in his life on a daily basis is enormous, as evidenced by the fact that he is the fifth most followed cricket player on the planet on Instagram, with a total of 19 million followers.