Virat Kohli trending more than Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Google has revealed that while MS Dhoni's absence from Asia Cup has reduced his online popularity, Virat Kohli becoming skipper and his alleged affair with actress Anushka Sharma has propelled him upwards.

updated: March 05, 2014 00:14 IST
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New Delhi: A series of losses overseas for Team India saw skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's popularity taking a hit on internet and Virat Kohli's fan following rising.

A study by search engine Google showed that Dhoni's last minute withdrawal from the Asia Cup and Kohli's century as a captain has impacted the ranking of these two cricketers on Google Search Trends.

While Kohli ended 2013 with more endorsements than Dhoni, a search trend analysis over the past 30 days revealed how online search on Kohli is on the rise leaving the popular Dhoni at second spot.

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