cricket captain has joined , and Neymar in an elite group of sports stars with over 100 million Instagram followers.
Kohli becomes the first Indian, the first Asian and the first cricketer to pass the milestone, which highlights the 32-year-old batsman's enormous social media reach.
He will lead the India team as they aim to seal a series victory over England when the fourth and final Test gets underway in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
India cricket captain Virat Kohli has just surpassed 100 million followers on Instagram
Kohli (left) shakes hands with England captain Joe Root during the ongoing Test series
Kohli has become the first Indian, the first Asian and the first cricketer to surpass 100 million
The ICC congratulated Kohli on reaching the milestone with this social media post
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Kohli marked reaching 100 million followers by writing: 'You have made this journey beautiful.
Feeling blessed and grateful for sns.d1v1.com all the love. Thank you #Instafam.'
A good number of Kohli's Instagram posts promote either his WROGN youth fashion label or the one8 collection of deodorant and aftershave, along with plenty of pictures of his cricket exploits.
In addition, Kohli has 40.8m followers on his Twitter account and 36m on Facebook.
Kohli is the most popular Indian on the photo-sharing website by some distance - Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who is married to American actor and singer Nick Jonas, is next with 60m followers.
He also has more than double the number of followers of his wife, the actress Anushka Sharma.
Kohli thanks his millions of followers after reaching the milestone on Wednesday
Much of Kohli's Instagram output is to promote his youth fashion label WROGN
The one8 toiletries range is another brand frequently promoted by Kohli on Instagram
But Kohli still has a long way to go to match the 267m Instagram followers of Cristiano Ronaldo
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has a following of 187m on the picture-sharing website
The Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is the next most followed Indian star on Instagram
But he has a long way to go to catch up with some of the most popular sports stars on the platform.
Juventus and Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has a whopping 267m followers, more than any other person in the world and second only to the general Instagram account, which has 387m.
Barcelona's Messi has 187m while Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain has 147m.
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