Sports is not a mere profession but also a passion. Sports personalities are looked upon as role models.

MSN has released a list of rising sports stars in 2012 in which Indian batsman Virat Kohli tops, followed by Brazilian footballer Neymar.

The list includes Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav, Australian quickie Patrick Cummins and Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.

Check out the list.