Kohli breaks into top 10, Dhoni ranked 13 in World Fame 100 list

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, stands on the seventh position and is the only Indian athlete in the top 10 club, whereas Dhoni is placed on the 13th position.

Written by Newsroom Staff March 14, 2019 20:13

New Delhi: Team India is taking long strides not just on the field but also on various international platforms including World Fame List.

This year, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have found place among Top 15 ranks, claiming 7th and 13th position in the famed list.

ESPN World Fame 100 list is an annual list of the most famous athletes on the planet.

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Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list, followed by former Basketball player Lebron James and FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

Cricket team Captain Virat Kohli, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni were among eight Indian cricketers who found a place in the list.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, stands on the seventh position and is the only Indian athlete in the top 10 club, whereas Dhoni is placed on the 13th position.

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Interestingly, all Indian men mentioned in this list were from the cricketing fraternity, including Yuvraj Singh (18), Suresh Raina (22), R Ashwin (42), Rohit Sharma (46), Harbhajan Singh (74) and Shikhar Dhawan (94).

This list was prepared by looking at three aspects, namely- Search Score, Endorsements and Social Following. No athlete was able to sway the top three contenders, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James and Lionel Mess, as their rank has not changed from the previous year rankings. However, this time Kohli made into the top 10 as he jumped from the last year’s 11th position to 7th position.

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There were only three women in the list- Serena Williams (17), Maria Sharapova (37) and Sania Mirza (93); making Sania Mirza the only Indian woman athlete to feature in the list.

Top 10 athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Conor McGregor, Roger Federer, Virat Kohli, Rafael Nadal, Stephen Curry, Tiger Woods.

(With ANI inputs)

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