Virat Kohli’s prosperity can be gaged by the way that the Indian captain is the only cricketer in top 10 of the most important sports persons list released by Forbes on Wednesday (October 25). Not only that, Kohli has overwhelmed football superstar Lionel Messi as well and sits two places in front of him at number 7.
Virat Kohli Ranked Ahead of Lionel Messi
The rundown is beaten by Tennis star Roger Federer took after by American expert ball player LeBron James and 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.
Kohli’s ascent as a standout amongst the most profitable sportspersons is nothing unexpected. The Indian skipper has delighted in an astounding accomplishment since influencing his presentation in worldwide to cricket.
Here is the list of top 10 most valuable sports persons:
- Roger Federer $37.2m
- LeBron James $33.4m
- Usain Bolt $27m
- Cristiano Ronaldo $21.5m
- Phil Mickelson $19.6m
- Tiger Woods $16.6m
- Virat Kohli $14.5m
- Rory McIlroy $13.6m
- Lionel Messi $13.5m
- Stephen Curry $13.4m
The 28-year-old Virat Kohli had surpassed previous Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni as the most esteemed superstar brands discharged by Duff and Phelps.
Kohli’s profession chart has been on an ascent with the right-hander outperforming previous Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting as far as scoring most hundreds of years in ODI cricket. Kohli fulfilled the achievement in the midst of the key ODI against New Zealand, last Sunday in Mumbai.
Kohli assumed control as India captain crosswise over configurations in January 2017 and has effectively guided the team to the best spot in the ICC Test Rankings.