Virat Kohli Emerges As The Most Tweeted About Male Indian Athlete This Year

Virat Kohli Emerges As The Most Tweeted About Male Indian Athlete This Year

Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, India, New Zealand
Virat Kohli. (Credits: Twitter)

Indian captain Virat Kohli might not have had a year to remember for now as far as his on-field exploits go; however, he has topped the list on Twitter. Virat Kohli has emerged as the most-talked-about male Indian athlete on the social media platform in 2020. The 32-year old is currently gearing for the four-match Test series that begins in Adelaide on Thursday.

Virat Kohli managed to overtake the likes of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni in the list of most-talked-about Indian athletes on Twitter. All three have dominated world cricket for the best part of the decade, piling up heaps of runs across formats to leave the oppositions dazed. As far as the women athletes go, Geeta Poghat stands first on the list followed by Badminton stars in PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.

MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma [Photo-Getty]
MS Dhoni’s response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter after the keeper-batsman’s retirement has been the most retweeted tweet by an Indian athlete in 2020. ‘Dhoni shared his gratitude on Twitter, thanking Prime Minister Modi for sending him a letter that acknowledged his deep contribution to cricket in India. The Tweet was met with a tremendous roar of approval across the nation making it the most’ a release as quoted by India Today said.

Virat Kohli dominating the headlines since pulling out of the three Tests in Australia:

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Credit: Getty Images

Virat Kohli, who chose to skip the last three Tests in the forthcoming series, owing to the impending birth of his child, has divided the cricketing fraternity. While several former cricketers have supported the move, few have also raised eyebrows on the decision since Kohli is a vital part of the team and could significantly impact India’s chances of winning in Australia.

MS Dhoni equally marked his territory on social media by announcing his retirement in August this year. The 39-year old did not play professional cricket for more than a year, kept mum on his future, and dropped a bomb suddenly. MS Dhoni captained India to a 50-over World Cup, 20-over World Cup, and a Champions Trophy, cementing his legacy not only as captain but also with the bat and gloves.

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