In the freshest list of most admired men in India 2019 revealed by YouGov, MS Dhoni emerged well ahead of Indian captain Virat Kohli. With an admiration score of 8.58%, Dhoni is the most admired men in India only behind PM Narendra Modi who claimed the first spot with an admiration score of 15.66%.
YouGov conducted a survey of 42,000 people from across 41countries to forge the list of most admired people in the world. The list has been divided into two separate categories for men and women.
When it comes to women, six times World Boxing Championship winner Mary Kom (10.36%) claimed the first spot. Among most admired women across the world, Mary Kom is the only Indian woman in the top 25. Among Indians, those who follow her in admiration rating are Kiran Bedi, Lata Mangeshkar, Sushma Swaraj and Deepika Padukone.
In addition to PM Modi and MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar (5.81%), Virat Kohli (4.46%) makes their presence felt with an admiration score of 5.81% and 4.46% respectively.
As per YouGov, parameters including awareness, likability, trustworthiness and influence of international celebrities in the following categories – health, wellness and beauty/ personal care, technology/ automotive, fashion, apparel and accessories, food, drink and travel and financial services were taken into account for making the list.