CRICKET- Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named the most influential sportsperson in India ahead of skipper Virat Kohli and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
The YouGov Influencer Index 2018, which covered consumer perceptions of around 60 top Bollywood celebrities and sports personalities, named actors Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone as the most influential personalities in the country in Bollywood and sports.
MS Dhoni is at 3rd spot. Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra make the top 10.
“The overall influencer index is an average of awareness, likability, trust and individual sector influence score. The top ten list is dominated by male Bollywood celebrities and cricketers, however, Deepika Padukone is the top ranked female celebrity in the list,” YouGov said in a release.