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Virat Kohli Surpasses Neymar In A Historical Feat; Eyes Cristiano Ronaldo's Tally

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Ahead of India's opening T20 World Cup 2024 game against Ireland, star batter Virat Kohli already hogged the internet as the former India skipper surpassed Neymar to become the second most followed athlete on X (Formerly Twitter). 

The 35-year-old has 63.5 million followers on the Elon Musk-owned app, while Neymar sits 3rd on the list with 63.4 million followers. Now, Virat is eyeing to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the most followed athlete on Twitter with 111.4 million followers. Here is the complete list of the most followed athletes on Twitter. 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo - 111.4
  • Virat Kohli - 63.5
  • Neymar - 63.4
  • Lebron James -52.8
  • Sachin Tendulkar - 40

Notably, Virat is the most followed Asian athlete across social media platforms. He has a massive following of 269 million followers on Instagram. Overall, Virat is third on the list behind Messi and Ronaldo. 

Virat is presently in the USA with India for the T20 World Cup and the organisers are hoping to bank on Virat's popularity as the fans would turn up in huge numbers to support and back their favourite star.