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Virat Kohli’s curious Twitter life: 14 million followers but following only 44

Virat Kohli has achieved plenty of records during his time as an India cricketer, but his Twitter profile is a curious study in which he has close to 14 million followers but he follows less than 50 individuals.

cricket Updated: Feb 08, 2017 19:50 IST
Jasvinder Sidhu
Jasvinder Sidhu
Hindustan Times
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Virat Kohli has close to 14 million followers on Twitter and over three crore followers on Facebook.(Virat Kohli Twitter)

Just imagine a cricket star who is followed by close to 14 millions on Twitter. But there are only 44 persons in his list whom he himself chases. Does it reflect his limited circle of loved ones or he chooses his admirers?

If one looks at the names Indian captain Virat Kohli follows, it gives an insight as to what are his preferences are and what he likes to keep track of in both cricket and non-cricketing matters.

Punjabi singer Gurdass Mann, rock star Justin Timberlake, Indian maestro AR Rehman, Sachin Tendulkar and some of his follow team mates are among 44 persons Virat follows on Twitter.

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But Kohli’s passion for football and love for Real Madrid is clearly visible through his account. Key players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Greath Bale are there. Virat, who is coming closing in on Sachin Tendulkar’s followers mark on Twitter, which is 14.4 million. Like Tendulkar, Kohli is a big fan of Roger Federer.

It is reported that Virat has a very few close friends and most of them are cricketers. A fair amount of them are in his to follow list.

“Luckily, I don’t have too many people in my life that I am close to. I think that helps,” Virat said in a TV interview recently. “If you have too many people and too many friends you speak to, you get distracted and your time management becomes impossible.”

Kohli’s Twitter profile reads, “Indian cricketer, gamer, car lover,loves soccer and an enthusiast.” He also keep track on his fan clubs on twitter. His official Facebook page has more than three crore followers.

First Published: Feb 08, 2017 18:53 IST