Virat Kohli only Indian to get featured in Forbes 100 highest paid athletes

Kohli has slipped down from 83rd batting position to 100.

Virat Kohli | GETTY

Team India captain Virat Kohli is getting recognition all across the world as became the only Indian to be featured in the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes. He is ranked 100th in the list.

Kohli was ranked 83rd last year. He has gone down to 100th spot despite an increase of USD 1m in endorsements. As per Forbes, Kohli's earning is USD 21m from endorsements and 4m from salary and winnings. 

Few famous brands which Virat Kohli endorses are Himalaya, Myntra, Google Duo, Mobile Premier League, Shyam Steel, Amaze inverters and batteries, Puma, Hero MotoCorp, Colgate, Sun Pharma – Volini, Wrogn, Too Yumm, Tissot, etc. 

The list which was announced on Tuesday is topped by Argentian football superstar Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star footballer has left his rival Cristiano Ronaldo behind. The Portugal star is on the second number with an earning of USD 109 million.


By Sihyeu Singh - 12 Jun, 2019

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