Things are going just awesome for the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, whether it is on the professional front or the personal one.
Virat’s life is going good professionally as well as personally:
On the personal front, his relationship with actress Anushka Sharma is going strong while on the professional front, if we leave aside the finals of Champions Trophy, the overall performance of Virat and his team has been wonderful in all the three formats of the game.
He is one of the fittest and most popular cricketers of the world cricket and has given a new meaning to aggression in the sport. Virat has become one of the biggest brands and this statement was strengthened by the latest list released by Forbes on Wednesday which was titled as World’s Most Valuable Athletes. The calculation of the brand value of an athlete has been done by deducting the average earnings of top 10 athletes of the same sport by the earning of that particular athlete. The earnings of the athletes didn’t include salary and bonus from the sport and income from investments.
Brand value of Virat Kohli:
The brand value of Indian skipper Kohli is more than the legendary footballer Lionel Messi, golf player Rory McIlroy and Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors. The top spot has been secured by Roger Federer while the football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is at number four and Kohli is at number seven.
Here’s the list of top 10 most valuable athletes:
1) Roger Federer – $37.2m
2) LeBron James – $33.4m
3) Usain Bolt – $27m
4) Cristiano Ronaldo – $21.5m
5) Phil Mickelson – $19.6m
6) Tiger Woods – $16.6m
7) Virat Kohli – $14.5m
8) Rory McIlroy – $13.6m
9) Lionel Messi – $13.5m
10) Stephen Curry – $13.4m
Kohli’s brand value is $14.5m while Lionel Messi is behind him with the brand value of $13.5m. Needless to say, his fans will wish to see him on the top of the list.
Virat is the highest run-scorer of 2017 and with his century against New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, he became the second highest century maker in the ODIs. He surpassed former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting by scoring his 31st century and now he is just behind the Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who has 49 centuries in ODIs.
We wish to see Virat scoring more centuries! What about you?