Mahendra Singh Dhoni overtakes Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in terms of popularity

Inspite of staying away from cricket field MSD has a phenomenal fan following.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni overtakes Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in terms of popularityMahendra Singh Dhoni overtakes Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in terms of popularity
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MS Dhoni performance on the field may not be an exceptional one like earlier days and with retirement rumors doing the rounds it won't be long before he hangs up his gloves.  Inspite of staying away from cricket field the 'Thala' has a phenomenal fan following. Inspite of facing a lot of criticism The wicketkeeper-batsman  Dhoni remains to be loved by his fans. A proof of this was recently seen when Virat Kohli posted a picture with his predecessor that sparked speculation surrounding Dhoni's retirement to send India into a panic mode.

Another proof of his wide fan following was presented in a survey that revealed that MS Dhoni is the second most admired person amongst Indians. The World Cup-winning captain is only behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi but ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in the list.

 

According to YouGov's latest annual survey, conducted on over 42,000 people around the globe,  Dhoni (8.58 %) holds a higher position than  Sachin Tendulkar has (5.81% ) and Kohli has (4.46%).

In the overall list, Bill Gates topped the chart in the male list while Michelle Obama won the title at a global level among women. When it comes to India, Narendra Modi and 6-time boxing world champion Mary Kom lead their way to the top.

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