Lionel Messi and Virat Kohli are two megastars in the world of sports. One has mesmerized millions of fans with his football magic. Another has impressed numerous cricket-loving fans with his batting. But this time a different kind of fight is going on between these two different athletes.
After a long wait, Kohli has been seen in rhythm in this year’s Asia Cup. He scored the 71st century of his career after 1020 days. Just as he himself expressed his excitement after getting a hundred with the bat, the fans are also in a wave of joy. It has also affected social media. The number of fan-followers is increasing. And in this aspect, King Kohli’s position is just after Lionel Messi.
Football superstar Lionel Messi has 33.3 crore followers on social media. And Kohli’s number of followers is 31 crores. Virat Kohli’s position is after Lionel Messi in terms of followers. The two stars of the two worlds are fighting over the number of fan followers.
Recently, the number of followers of Kohli on Twitter has increased to 50 million i.e. 5 crores. With this, Kohli made a record in the history of Indian cricket. Kohli is the only cricketer in India’s history to have such a large number of followers on Twitter.
It should be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo is at the top with 45 million followers in terms of the number of followers among sportsmen. Lionel Messi is in second place with 33.3 crores. And after Messi, Virat Kohli is in third place with 31 crores. Currently, Kohli has the highest number of fan followers among cricketers on social media.
Kohli didn’t get a century for almost 3 years. He returned to form with the Asia Cup. It is believed that the fans’ frenzy around Kohli would have increased if he had been in form. And this would increase the number of his fan followers.