With Indian cricketers amongst the famous ones in the world, the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have not only been game-changers in the field but also have ruled social media. As per one of the recent studies released by Yahoo, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli were amongst the most-searched personalities in 2020. The iconic duo comes in the top 20 list of the searches.
While the COVID-19 pandemic this year brought several events across all the fields into a standstill, some of the personalities always gathered attention. Virat Kohli bagged the 19th spot in the top 20 list while MS Dhoni grabbed the 11th position. Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away in June and acted in the biopic of Dhoni, took the top spot.
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli also are the most searched cricketers from December 2015 to December 2019, according to data from SEMrush research. The pair could retain the top spots this year, having become amongst the two most impactful cricketers of all time. MS Dhoni captained India to three ICC trophies and retired from international cricket in August while Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman of this era, accumulating runs at an alarming rate, irrespective of the format.
As per SEMrush study conducted in August, Kohli contained in the online search an average of 16.2 lakh per month from January to June this year while the Indian cricket team received it an average of 2.4 lakh times per month in the same duration. Other cricketers among the top-10, as per the research were Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, George Mackay, Josh Richards, Hardik Pandya, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Matthews and Shreyas Iyer.
Virat Kohli currently with the Indian team in Australia:
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is currently participating on a long tour of Australia, leading the Indian team. Unfortunately, the visitors have surrendered the three-match ODI series as Kohli could not captain them to victory despite his best efforts. The third ODI will begin on Wednesday in Canberra while India and Australia will also lock horns in T20 and Test series later.