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What is it that makes the Indian Premier League a hot favourite among women? The sight of stylish, charming cricketers from all over the world sweating it out on the field.

entertainment Updated: Apr 04, 2013 00:50 IST
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What is it that makes the Indian Premier League a hot favourite among women? The sight of stylish, charming cricketers from all over the world sweating it out on the field.

We conducted a survey among 200 Delhi girls as well as the celebrity women associated with IPL, and here are the top 10 hot folks on field they picked —Virat Kohli. Shaun Tait, Shikhar Dhawan, Dale Steyn, Francois du Plessis, Manpreet Gony, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Kane Richardson and Unmukt Chand.

“Virat is of couse the toast of the nation these days. He’s fulfilled all expectations very well and even gone beyond them to prove himself as a good player. He not only delivers on the field but off the field too ... seems like a very charming and charismatic individual!” says actor Geeta Basra, who has been linked up with cricketer Harbhajan Singh and is a big cricket fan. Basra adds, “Unmukt Chand just won us the U-19 World Cup and is touted to be the next big thing in Indian cricket. He seems to be very chilled out, and his easy attitude according to me is a great crowd puller.”

Model-actor and IPL’s TV presenter this year, Karishma Kotak says, “All of them are not just good looking faces but great players too. Their USP comes from their team spirit and years of practice at the game. I like them all !” A young respondent to our survey, Niharika Kaur says, “This is the perfect IPL hotlist. These guys rock!”

Shaun Tait
Age: 30
Country: Australia
IPL team: Rajasthan Royals
Role: Bowler
Sex appeal: His 6feet-4inch height, six pack abs and effortless on-field style

Shikhar Dhawan
Age: 27
Country: India
Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Role: Batsman
Sex appeal: His rustic appeal, his moustache

Manpreet Gony
Age: 29
Country: India
Team: Kings XI Punjab
Role: Bowler
Sex appeal: His three tattoos, and as actor Geeta Basra says, “The fire and aggression.”

Virat Kohli
Age: 24
Country: India
Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Role: Batsman
Sex appeal: Style sense, hair experiments, his tattoos, attitude

David Miller
Age: 23
Country: South Africa
Team: Kings XI Punjab
Role: Batsman
Sex appeal: Boy-next-door smile, gentlemanly charm

Kane Richardson
Age: 22
Country: Australia
Team: Pune Warriors India
Role: Bowler
Sex appeal: Schoolboy looks, agility and spontaneity

Francois du Plessis
Age: 28
Country: South Africa
Team: Chennai Super Kings
Role: All rounder
Sex appeal: Light-eyes; he’s also a music video star with AB de Villiers

Dale Steyn
Age: 29
Country: South Africa
Team: Sunrisers Hyderabad
Role: Bowler
Sex appeal: Aggression, full arm tattoo in the colours of SA’s flag

Unmukt Chand
Age: 20
Country: India
Team: Delhi Daredevils
Role: Batsman
Sex appeal: Boyish charm, chocolate-boy looks

Shaun Marsh
Age: 29
Country: Australia
Team: Kings XI Punjab
Role: Batsman
Sex appeal: His contradictory bad boy and down-to-earth qualities