A survey was conducted by YouGov, which undertakes various polls and surveys in their online community of over 4 million people.
Admiration scores were calculated and the results were not surprising as former skipper MS Dhoni came on top with a whooping score of 7.7% in the list of most admired sportsperson in India.
The astonishing fact was the current captain Virat Kohli was far too behind MS Dhoni as he could only manage 4.8%. Sachin Tendulkar was also behind him with 6.8%. A reason MS has topped this list could well be his calm and composed personality.
Youngsters do look up to such a personality, Sachin too was cool on the field but he has retired now, whereas MS still plays in the limited overs format. On the other end Virat Kohli is a much more popular figure than the two combined on the social media.
Another reason for MS topping the list could be his success on the world stage, he has led India to a World Cup title, Champions Trophy and the WT20!