Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to rise on social networking sites

Virat Kohli’s popularity continues to rise on social networking sites. Kohli now has 3.1 million followers on Twitter while he breached the 10-million mark on Facebook last month. On the field, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain has managed 144 runs from nine innings at an average of 18.

Kohli was the most popular player on Twitter in the third week of IPL, advertising agency Ogilvy said.

Defending champion Mumbai Indians too has not been performing to the expectation but it has remained the most searched team on the social networking site last week.

RCB’s stunning chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad at home was the most talked about match on Twitter last week, followed by Mumbai Indians’ win over RCB.

On the all time Twitter followers’ chart, Kohli (3.08 million followers) is way ahead at the top, gaining 50,000 new followers in the third week of the IPL, the highest for anyone in the top 10.

Chennai Super Kings crossed a landmark by going past 650,000 followers on an all-time basis in Week 3, ending at 658,000.

RCB breached the 450,000 mark this week to maintain its hold on the third spot, slightly increasing the gap with Kolkata Knight Riders.

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