Indian captain Virat Kohli is arguably one of the most popular athletes in the world. Aside from being the skipper and a match-winner with the bat, Virat Kohli is a youth icon and a role model to plenty of youngsters. The right-handed batsman creates magic not only on the field, but also off the field as his official social media handles suggest.
Virat Kohli, averaging over 50 across formats, is one of the three players, along with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in the A+ category in BCCI’s Annual contract list. As a result, Kohli has fixed his place in the topmost bracket of the division, based on which he earns a salary of INR 7 crores.
In addition, Kohli is one of the costliest players in the glamorous Indian Premier League (IPL). As a captain, Royal Challengers Bangalore might not have tasted success; however, he hardly ceases to amaze the audience with his performances. The Delhi-born cricketer, earning INR 17 crores, is the highest run-getter in the history of the tournament. He has 6706 runs in 199 games at 37.97, with five centuries.
Virat Kohli’s earnings from the social media and brand endorsements:
Furthermore, with 137 million followers, Virat Kohli is the most-followed cricketer on Instagram. According to reports, he charges INR 5 crores for any promotional post he shares on his Instagram account. He makes millions from sponsorships, and high-end endorsement deals from several brands. Kohli supports brands like Uber India, MRF, Hero, Myntra, PUMA, Kohli tops the list of the Endorsers in India, having a brand value of $237 million.