After topping the ODI run charts of 2017, Virat Kohli has now topped the list of Yahoo’s Top 10 most searched sportspeople from India. The sensational Virat Kohli has been in phenomenal form this year and 2017 has been arguably one of his most successful years in international cricket. The second on the list is Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Virat Kohli is the leading run scorer in ODI cricket with 1460 runs from 26 matches at an average of 76.84. He also has 5 triple-digit scores in test cricket (3 double test centuries and 2 centuries) to go with.
In 2016 PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar topped the charts after their sensational show at Rio Olympics last year. This year Indian Women’s ODI captain Mithali Raj and Women’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur are the new entrants to the list. Mithali scored 7 consecutive ODI fifties this year and became the first batswoman to complete 6000 ODI runs.
Gautam Gambhir sits on the No.4 slot. Gambhir has done some amazing philanthropic acts. He promised to bear the expenses of martyred CRPF Jawans’ children in April. Gautam Gambhir’s foundation has started a free community kitchen in West Delhi in July.
Ravi Shastri who was appointed as India’s coach till 2019 World Cup in July, is on No.5, followed by the ladies Raj and Kaur at No.6 and 7. Indian pacer S Sreesanth whose ban was lifted by Kerala high court in October occupies the No.8 slot.
Yahoo’s Top 10 most searched Sportspeople in India in 2017:
– by Atharva Apte