Virat Kohli: The Most Searched Asian Personality of 2023
Virat Kohli, one of India’s most beloved athletes, has not only captured the hearts of fans in his homeland but has also gained global recognition. His popularity has soared to remarkable heights, with only a select few in the country able to rival his fame. Recent data from Google Trends for the year 2023 reveal that Virat Kohli is the most searched Asian personality, marking a significant achievement in his illustrious career.
As reported by Crictracker, this star Indian batsman now holds the title of the most searched personality in Asia on the world’s largest search engine, Google. Kohli’s rise to the top saw him dethrone the renowned Korean Pop group BTS V, who had led the chart for the first half of the year. Surpassing BTS members Jung Kook and V, Kohli now claims the coveted number 1 spot. Notably, he also outperformed Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, who held the title of the most searched Asian personality in 2022.
Cherry on Top After Asia Cup 2023 Victory
This news serves as a delightful cherry on top of Virat Kohli’s recent successes, particularly after the Indian cricket team was crowned champions of the Asia Cup 2023. The Men in Blue had a stellar campaign throughout the tournament, losing only one match and performing exceptionally well in every aspect of the game.
Kohli’s performance in the Asia Cup showcased his cricketing prowess as he played an outstanding knock, scoring a century against India’s arch-rivals, Pakistan. The ‘Run Machine,’ as he is affectionately known, notched up his 47th ODI century, dominating Pakistan’s bowling lineup with a brilliant 122 runs off just 94 balls. This century also propelled him into the elite club of batters with 13,000 runs in ODI cricket. Impressively, Kohli became the fastest batter to reach this milestone, achieving it in a mere 267 innings, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who accomplished it in 321 innings. Currently, Virat Kohli stands fifth in the list of leading run-scorers in the ODI format, trailing behind Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya.
India’s Strong Performance and World Cup 2023
India’s performance in the Asia Cup 2023 has left them in high spirits as they look forward to the upcoming World Cup. The tournament provided India with valuable preparation and answered several lingering questions. Doubts loomed regarding players recovering from injuries, as well as criticisms surrounding the team’s structure. However, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian side silenced their critics and emerged victorious.
India’s next challenge involves hosting Australia for a three-match ODI series before their participation in the World Cup 2023 next month. With their recent triumph in the Asia Cup, India appears to be well-prepared and confident as they aim to clinch glory on the world stage once again.
Stay tuned for more updates on Virat Kohli and India’s journey in international cricket!