Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni most searched cricketers globally: Study
New Delhi : Current Indian skipper and former Indian skipper have been named the most searched cricketers globally from December 2015 to December 2019. According to a survey, Virat Kohli holds the top spot with an average of 1.76 million queries per month.
After him the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni claimed the second spot with an average of 9.59 lakh searches each month.
Following them are Rohit Sharma (7.33 lakh), Sachin Tendulkar (4.51 lakh), Hardik Pandya (3.68 lakh) and Yuvraj Singh (3.48 lakh) in the esteemed list.
A recent SEMrush study has tracked the number of times cricketers and cricket teams were searched for globally. Data from the SEMrush research reveals that from December 2015 till December 2019.
Only three other non-Indian players were able to make it to top 10 list. Steve Smith, Ab de Villiers and Chris Gayle managed to remain in the most searched cricketer top 10 list.
Despite cricket being by far the most popular sport in India, globally searches for the England cricket team exceeded those for the Indian cricket team. The former was searched an average of 3.51 lakh times and the latter an average of 3.09 lakh times.
Both England and India are the two most searched teams globally.