Virat Kohli has become the first-ever cricketer to reach 50 million followers on Twitter. Kohli, 33, already has the third-most followers among sports personalities on Instagram.


Kohli joined Twitter in September 2009. His profile picture features his wife and Bollywood actor-producer Anushka Sharma. A large number of his posts are dedicated to cricket.


Earlier this year, Kohli became the first- ever Indian to get 200 million followers on Instagram. Kohli is the third most-followed sportsperson on Instagram after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.


Kohli recently reached a new milestone with his blade. He bounced back from his mediocre run with a scintillating ton against Afghanistan in the recently-concluded Asia Cup. It was his maiden T20I ton.


Kohli, who smashed an unbeaten 122 off 66 balls, became the fourth Indian cricketer to own a century in each of the three formats.


Kohli spent 1,020 days without scoring a ton in the international arena. He now has the joint second-most international tons (71) with Ricky Ponting.