Virat Kohli is the leading Indian sportsperson in terms of fan following on Facebook. Till date, he has more than 35 lakh fans on Facebook and is way ahead of celebrities including batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Bollywood star Salman Khan.
But, in terms of fan growth, Kohli is no more on the top of the list. In the race of growing popularity, the skipper of Indian men’s team has been beaten by the opener of the Women’s cricket team, Smriti Mandhana.
Yes, it has happened during the month of July when women in blue were playing the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 in England and Wales. As per statistics of socialbakers.com, last month, Smriti’s Facebook fans have increased by 2,58,687 in numbers. Whereas Virat got only 56, 255 number of increased fans the previous month.
If we look at the percentage comparison, Smriti’s fans increased by a whopping 710.01 per cent while Virat had only 0.18 per cent of fan growth.