Virat Kohli, only Indian to feature in Forbes’ highest paid athletes list

Virat Kohli Indian feature Forbes highest paid athletes list

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli Indian feature Forbes highest paid athletes list. Virat Kohli only Indian feature Forbes highest paid athletes list. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.Virat Kohli Indian feature Forbes highest paid athletes list Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total pay of USD 22 million that includes USD three million from salary and winnings and another 19 million from endorsements. Describing Kohli as the “Indian cricket phenom”, Forbes said the sports star has “for good reason” already drawn comparisons to all-time great Sachin Tendulkar.Virat Kohli Indian feature Forbes highest paid athletes listIt noted that last year Kohli made nearly USD 1 million in salary and match fees from his national team play, and he’s also among the Indian Premier League’s highest-paid players thanks to a USD 2.3 million salary from the Royal Challengers Bangalore.  “The vast majority of his income, however, comes from one of the sports world’s most impressive sponsorships portfolios,” Forbes said.Virat Kohli Indian feature Forbes highest paid athletes listThe list has been topped by Ronaldo with a total pay of 93 million dollars. American basketball star LeBron James comes in at the second spot with USD 86.2 million, followed by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi (3) with 80 million , tennis star Roger Federer (4) with 64 million and American basketball player Kevin Durant. The list also includes tennis greats Novak Djokovic (16) and Rafael Nadal (33), basketball player Anthony Davis (44) and soccer star Wayne Rooney (70). (PTI)