Virat Kohli climbs up in India’s Most Powerful List

Mrs. Nita Ambani, Indian National Badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand are also in India’s Most Powerful list.

Virat Kohli was the 32nd most powerful person in the country last year | Getty Images

Indian skipper –Virat Kohli, who inarguably has the highest star power in world cricket today, has maintained his place in the ie100 – List of India’s most powerful. Even, the dashing right-hander has moved up 12 places from his previous year’s ranking of 32 to 20th in the top 100.

Besides Kohli, there are two other personalities from the sports world who have succeeded to find themselves in India’s Most Powerful persons' list are – Mumbai Indians‘owner, Mrs. Nita Ambani (66th position) and coach of the Indian National Badminton team –Pullela Gopichand (91st position).

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is leading the 2017-18 edition of India‘s Most Powerful list followed by BJP President, Amit Shah at No. 2 in the rankings.

Narendra Modi with Kohli | PIB

However, it was not quite a surprise for everyone that Kohli has found a place in the rankings for himself, as the 29-year-old, who was named World Cricketer of the Year 2017 and his exploits on the field makes him a brand in the country.

On the other hand, Indian skipper took the entire nation by storm when he secretly tied the knot with Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma in December last year, which was the biggest news of the year 2017.

Nita Ambani is only Indian in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) | Express File Photo

While Mrs. Ambani, who is one of the most respected faces in the sporting world, is the owner of the IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians, as well as associated with the Indian Super League (ISL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Even, she is only Indian in the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Pullela Gopichand and PV Sandhu | AFP

Meanwhile, the legendary badminton player –Gopichand has been continuously helping in bringing glory to the nation with his excellent mentoring abilities to produce some of the finest players of the sport, such as Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, K Srikanth, HS Prannoy, and Sai Praneeth.


By Rashmi Nanda - 31 Mar, 2018

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