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Virat Kohli only Indian in 10 highest-earning athletes list on Instagram during lockdown

He is also the only cricketer to make it to the list.

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Last Updated: Jun 05, 2020, 04.00 PM IST
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Virat ​Kohli earned a total of 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts, raking up 126,431 pounds per post. ​
Virat Kohli earned a total of 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts, raking up 126,431 pounds per post.
LONDON: India skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the only cricketer in the world's top-10 list of highest-earning athletes through sponsored Instagram posts during the lockdown, according to a report.

The cricket superstar was sixth on the list, the figures for which were collected by 'Attain' during the period between March 12 and May 14, when the world literally shut down to stem the growth of the coronavirus outbreak.

According to the list, Kohli earned a total of 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts, raking up 126,431 pounds per post.

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with an estimated earning of 1.8 million pounds while Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and PSG's Neymar were second and third with earnings of 1.2 million and 1.1 million respectively.

Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal and (583,628 pounds) former England football captain David Bekham (405,359 pounds) wrap up the top five.

Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic (184,413 pounds), ex NBA star Dwayne Wade (143,146), Brazillian footballer Dani Alves (133,694) and boxer Anthony Joshua (121,500) complete the top-10 list of highest earning athletes during the lockdown period worldwide.

Star Of Brands: Virat Kohli Parts Ways With One, Still Endorses Puma, Audi

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There's nothing Brand Kohli can't do. Team India captain Virat Kohli is known to endorse over 17 brands and counting. According to Forbes, the world's highest-paid cricketer's brand value is at $14.5 million (approximately Rs 105 crore) , which is higher than that of football icon Lionel Messi, golf superstar Rory McIlroy and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry. While a lot of brands endorses the cricketer, Kohli and one of his long-time association with a brand fell apart.
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