Even before the start of IPL 2023, Virat Kohli’s RCB won the game, did that feat, which even CSK-MI could not do
Royal Challengers Bangalore is yet to win the IPL trophy.
Virat Kohli has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2008.
New Delhi. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has made it to the top five most popular sports Instagram accounts of 2022. This is a big achievement not only for RCB but also for the Indian Premier League (IPL). The inclusion of the only Indian sports team in the top 5 of the most popular sports Instagram accounts in 2022 is a big deal. Whereas, Virat Kohli has been the most liked cricketer in 2022. Like Kohli, RCB has also been the most popular cricket team in the world in 2022 on Instagram. The four teams that are included in this list ahead of RCB are all from football.
In a private survey by a social media analytics company, Royal Challengers Bangalore received 948 million interactions, the most for an Indian sports team. RCB has been a constant part of the IPL tournament since 2008. However, the unfortunate thing with the team is that despite being adorned with big stars, the team has not been able to win its first IPL title till date. Virat Kohli has also been associated with RCB since 2008. Virat is also the only Indian player to play for more than 15 years for just one IPL team.
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The inclusion of Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise has definitely increased the fan base, but the presence of Virat Kohli has made the fans loyal to the franchise for a decade and a half. Kohli himself has 234 million followers on Instagram. Virat is known as a famous sports personality not only in India but all over the world.
La Liga giants Real Madrid topped 2022 with 2.09 billion interactions on Instagram. It is followed by FC Barcelona with 1.78 billion hits despite the departure of World Cup winner Lionel Messi. The club that has benefited from Messi’s arrival is Paris Saint-Germain, which also had 1.07 billion interactions on Instagram and is in fourth place. Another club that was in the news for a long time was Manchester United. Manchester United is third on the list with 1.41 billion interactions due to the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer back-and-forth.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 31, 2023, 16:21 IST