India’s second most-admired man, Former Indian captain M.S. Dhoni has taken the likes of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most-admired men in India.
According to a poll conducted by YouGov, Dhoni is India’s second most-admired man in India, next only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The sample size of the poll was 42,000 people from across 41 nations to form the list of most respected people in the world, with two separate categories for men and women.
While Modi began as the most admired man in India in 2019, ace boxer Mary Kom was considered as the most admired woman in the country.
According to the survey, Narendra Modi has an approval rating of 15.66 per cent, followed by Dhoni with 8.58 per cent.
Ratan Tata (8.02 per cent), Barack Obama (7.36 per cent) and Bill Gates (6.96 per cent) are next in the list, individually. India captain Virat Kohli is seventh in the list with an honour score of 4.46 per cent. Just a place above Kohli is Sachin Tendulkar with 5.81 per cent admiration score.
Among women, Mary Kom (with 10.36 per cent admiration rating) is the only Indian who stars in the top 25 in the world.
Among Indians, those who follow the ace boxer are Kiran Bedi (9.46 per cent), Lata Mangeshkar (9.23 per cent), Sushma Swaraj (7.13 per cent) and Deepika Padukone (6.35 per cent).