Virat Kohli Only Indian In Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes
Virat Kohli earned $21 million from endorsements and $4 million from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25 million for the last 12 months. (Photo: PTI)

Virat Kohli Only Indian In Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli has once again become the sole Indian in the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes, ranked 100th in the table. Virat Kohli is last on the list of Top-100 highest-paid athletes, headed by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi.

According to the Forbes list, Virat Kohli earned $21 million from endorsements and $4 million from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25 million for the last 12 months.

Ranked 83rd on last year's list, Kohli has climbed down to the 100th spot despite an increase of $1 million in endorsements.

Meanwhile, Messi has dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world's highest earner, raking in $127 million via salary and endorsement deals.

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

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