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Dhoni creates new world record with over 30m Instagram fans

| Updated: January 11, 2021 15:39:01


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Dhoni creates new world record with over 30m Instagram fans

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has broken many records in his illustrious cricketing career. The 39-year-old's record-breaking spree continues even after his international retirement.

Dhoni has now become the second international cricketer ever to have 30 million followers on Instagram, a social media platform where he posted his retirement message last year, reports UNB.

His retirement message, posted on August 15, 2020, read: "Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hours, consider me as retired."

The Instagram post has garnered a whopping 37.2 million views so far.

Dhoni, who made his India debut in 2004, scored 10,773 runs - the 11th highest tally in history - in 350 one-dayers. He also played 90 Tests and 98 T20 matches in his 16-year career.

The former wicket-keeper-batsman also captained the Indian national team in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014 and the limited-overs format of the game from 2007 to 2016.

However, Dhoni's successor Virat Kohli is currently on top of the list with a whopping 88.7 million followers on Instagram. The third place is occupied by 'Master Blaster' Sachin Tendulkar, with over 27.5 Million followers.

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