Virat Kohli bats his way into highest-paid athletes’ list

Virat Kohli

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was ranked 89th on the list

 

Breaking news : Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo secured the top spot on Forbes’ annual world’s highest-paid athletes’ list. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was ranked 89th on the list, earning $22 million, excluding winnings and endorsements. The 100 highest-paid athletes earned a collective $3.11 billion, down from $3.15 billion in 2016.

Cricketer Virat Kohli is among the highest grossers in endorsement deals but his share of the tax-free spoils from the gross revenue of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from international games in 2015-16 is slightly lower than his Delhi and India teammate Shikhar Dhawan’s.

 

Read this: Dhawan pips Kohli in share of BCCI’s revenue from games

 

While left-handed opener Dhawan has received  Rs 87.76 lakh, Kohli has pocketed Rs 83.07 lakh as his share, according to information on the website of the Indian cricket board on payments over

Rs 25 lakh made in May. The third highest in this category is Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 81.06 lakh) while in joint fourth place are Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma (Rs 73.02 lakh each).

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