Virat Kohli has scored yet another first in his career. The man who is setting new benchmarks on and off the field, in social media and corporate worlds has emerged as Yahoo’s most searched sportsperson for 2017. He is the fifth most searched Indian too.
The list of most searched Indians is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kohli happens to be the only sportsman in the most-searched persons list.
Kohli’s predecessor as Team India captain Dhoni is in the second position among the most searched sportspersons, followed by badminton ace PV Sindhu. Star performers in ICC Women’s World Cup campaign Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur to find a place in the list which has Sindhu as the only non-cricketer.
This is not the only ‘first’, the Indian cricket team captain has struck off the field. On Tuesday, insidesport.co has reported how Kohli’s followers are growing at the fastest percentile rate on Twitter. Kohli’s twitter followers base has grown by 61% as compared to 56% for Sachin Tendulkar and 52% for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the most followed Indian on twitter with 37.5 million followers.