- Indian Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is also amongst the most searched athletes in the world.
- Overall, the top 5 searches in India were: Indian Premier League, CoWin, ICC T20 World Cup, Euro Cup and Tokyo Olympics.
Virat Kohli is a huge name in world cricket. The star Indian cricketer has not only ruled the cricket ground with his batting skills, fiery attitude and hard work but has also ruled the hearts of fans around the globe. Kohli remains to be one of the most popular cricketers in the world and after Google released its Year in Search 2021′ list, it was revealed that Virat Kohli is the most searched Indian cricketer on Google in 2021.
The year 2021 will be a memorable year for Kohli as he made two big announcements. Kohli first announced his decision to step down as India’s T20I captain and then also stepped down as the RCB skipper. Kohli was then removed as India’s ODI captain and replaced with Rohit Sharma. After which, Kohli made some sensational claims in a press conference before departing for the tour of South Africa. Meanwhile, Kohli was also the most-searched Indian cricketer on Yahoo’s list.
Kohli’s name has been browsed 96 lakh times in the last six months, with an average of 16.2 lakh searches per month. Rohit Sharma is the second-most searched Indian cricketer on Google in 2021 name with more than 9.7 lakh searches per month.
Meanwhile, Indian Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is also amongst the most searched athletes in the world in 2021 in the list released by Google. The list has been topped by Danish footballer Christian Eriksen while American golfer Tiger Woods and gymnast Simone Biles have been ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Chopra is ranked No. 6 on the list with other athletes like Emma Raducanu, Tyson Fury, Odell Beckham Jr and Rafael Nadal.
Overall, the top 5 searches in India were: Indian Premier League, CoWin, ICC T20 World Cup, Euro Cup and Tokyo Olympics. Kohli will continue to lead Team India in Tests and he is currently preparing to lead the Indian team in the first Test of the 3-match series against South Africa, starting on 26th December.