Now, that is not surprising. Our own badminton player P V Sindhu was the top searched sportsperson of India in 2016, according to Google. Sindhu overtook MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and even Sachin Tendulkar to emerge on top of the list.
The tall, lanky Telugu girl created history by becoming the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic silver medal in Rio in August 2016.
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in the women’s vault category at the Rio Olympics 2016 and Sakshi Malik, who became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal also featured among the top 10 trending personalities in Google searches from India.
The other names to feature in the list were Indian ODI captain Dhoni, Test cricket captain Kohli, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, badminton player Kidambi Srikanth and tennis superstar Sania Mirza.
Sindhu was second in the overall search list which was topped by US President-elect Donald Trump.