Indian Captain, Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the modern generation and one of the most followed stars in India.
World Fame 100, ESPN's annual list of famous athletes has ranked Virat just outside the top 10 of its 100 man list.
ESPN calculates the Google Trends score, Endorsement earnings, and Social media following of the athlete to judge their World Fame.
Virat has a huge fan following among Indians who happen to be the biggest customers to Facebook.
Virat Kohli's Instagram account was awarded the most engaging account in the inaugural Instagram awards in India. His posts had cumulatively brought about the most reactions on the pre-dominantly photo sharing platform.
Virat likes to keep in touch with his fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He recently got admiration by none other than Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. He constantly keeps in touch with his fans through social media and is adored by millions.
Other notable mentions on the list include 9 cricketers, namely,
#20 MS Dhoni
#30 Rohit Sharma
#41 Suresh Raina
#57 Yuvraj Singh
#71 R Ashwin
#80 Harbhajan Singh
#83 Gautam Gambhir
#94 Shikhar Dhawan