IPL 2017: Virat Kohli becomes the most followed cricketer on Facebook, Instagram in tenth edition

Virat Kohli set the IPL 2016 on fire last year where he amassed close to a thousand runs, which included four centuries.

IPL 2017: Virat Kohli becomes the most followed cricketer on Facebook, Instagram in tenth edition

New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli might have not played a single match in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League so far, his popularity on social media seems to be unaffected. After a prolific season across formats, Kohli has built a massive fan base on social media.

In what is a great news for Indian cricket fans, an official press release from Facebook and Instagram has ranked the Indian skipper as the most followed/liked cricketer to take part in this IPL edition.

Kohli, among the list of top 10 IPL Players on Facebook, is followed by MS Dhoni (Pune), Yuvraj Singh (Hyderabad), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai), Shakib Al Hasan (Kolkata), Chris Gayle (Bangalore), Shikhar Dhawan (Hyderabad), Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata), Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai) and Glenn Maxwell (Punjab).

On the list of top 10 IPL Players on Instagram, the Indian skipper is followed by MS Dhoni (Pune), AB de Villiers (Bangalore), Yuvraj Singh (Hyderabad), Rohit Sharma (Mumbai), Suresh Raina (Gujarat), Chris Gayle (Bangalore), Harbhajan Singh (Mumbai), Ravindra Jadeja (Gujarat) and Ajinkya Rahane (Pune).

The star Indian batsman, who was out of action for the first three matches of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) due to a shoulder injury he sustained during the third Test against Australia in Ranchi, has announced his return for the team`s crucial clash against Mumbai Indians this Friday.

He set the IPL on fire last year where he amassed close to a thousand runs, which included four centuries.

(With Agency inputs)