Team India’s Test Captain Virat Kohli, has been included among Top 10 Most Popular Athletes in the list assembled by ESPN.
Kohli is at No. 8 in the ESPN World Fame 100 rankings, which is topped by Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid.
India’s most successful captain, MS Dhoni, is the second Indian to get an entry among the top 20.
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are only cricketers in the list that is dominated by basketball and football players.
Here is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Athletes according to the ESPN World Fame 100 Rankings:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
2. LeBron James (USA)
3. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
4. Neymar (Brazil, Barcelona)
5. Roger Federer( Switzerland)
6. Kevin Durant (USA)
7. Tiger Woods (USA)
8. Virat Kohli (India)
9. James Rodriguez (Colombia)
10. Rafael Nadal (Spain)