Virat Kohli stays sole Indian in Forbes listing of highest-paid athletes


Star cricketer Virat Kohli stays the only real Indian within the Forbes listing of world’s highest-paid athletes with estimated annual earnings of $25 million.

Nevertheless, the Indian captain has dropped 17 spots to 100th within the rankings.

The listing is headed by Barcelona and Argentina soccer famous person Lionel Messi.

In response to the Forbes listing introduced on Tuesday, Kohli’s estimated earnings are $21 million from endorsements and $four million from wage and winnings, taking his complete tally to $25 million for the final 12 months.

Ranked 83rd final 12 months, Kohli has climbed right down to the 100th and final spot regardless of a rise of $1 million in endorsements.

Messi has dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather because the sports activities world’s highest earner, raking in $127 million through wage and endorsement offers.

Messi is now forward of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus and Portugal star who’s second with earnings of $109 million.