Virat Kohli becomes the most searched player by global cricket fans
Kohli has been searched over a 2 million (20 lakh) times on a monthly average between January and September in the current year.
Updated - Nov 6, 2019 1:38 pm
Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrated his 31st birthday on Tuesday, November 05 and everyone ranging from fans, detractors, former cricketers, compatriots, rivals, pundits and personalities from all walks of life took to social media to congratulate the superstar.
Virat, who is currently resting from the ongoing India-Bangladesh series, is making the most of his free time. Recently, the Indian captain posted a picture of himself cover-driving a cricket ball. That Kohli’s cover-drives are drool-worthy to the point of being a cricketing version of nirvana and the Indian superstar aptly captioned it as “therapeutic”. But it was a heartfelt note to his fifteen-year-old version on his birthday that is something everyone should read and take it as an inspiration.
It is an open secret now that Virat Kohli’s father- Late Prem Kohli- played a pivotal part in what has been a fairytale journey thus far. Virat lost his father when he was 16 years old. At the time, the Indian captain was involved in a Ranji Trophy fixture for Delhi. And, paying an ultimate tribute to his father, young Kohli batted throughout the day for his team ensuring that Delhi didn’t lose the game before going for his hero’s last rites.
Virat Kohli – The biggest brand of World Cricket
Since then, Virat Kohli’s graph as a cricketer has taken exponential heights. No one has scored more runs (20552), more fifties (95) and hundreds (68) and no batsman averages in excess of fifty across the three formats of the game than the Indian captain in this decade.
That Kohli is the biggest brand in International cricket is not an understatement and the numbers back it up too. According to SEMrush, the No.1 ODI batsman in the world has been searched over a 2 million (20 lakh) times on a monthly average between January and September in the current year.
As per the case study by SEMrush, an online visibility management platform, the Indian captain, along with Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni occupy the top-three spots as far as most searched players in the world is concerned. Kohli, who is currently on rest, is also the most successful Indian Test captain; a feat that he achieved during Team India’s 3-0 whitewash of the South Africans last month.