Team India Captain Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to grow despite the ongoing controversy over Anil Kumble’s ouster as Team India coach. Virat Kohli has become the second most followed Indian on Facebook after Prime Minister Narendra Modi with over 35 million followers. Meanwhile, PM Modi has 42.2 million Facebook followers.
Kohli has overtaken Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Facebook. He has 6 lakh more followers than Salman Khan. The Indian captain is maintaining 35,478,581 followers on Facebook, 14 million followers on Instagram and 16 million followers on Twitter.
Virat has also surpassed B-town stars Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan.
Recently, Virat has ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes.’ He has a total income of around $ 22 million. Out of which, $19 million comes from endorsements and $3 million from salary.