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Friday, 9 June 2017

Virat Kohli sole Indian in top 100 of Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes


Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature in the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Virat Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total pay of $ 22 million that includes $ three million from salary and winnings and another 19 million from endorsements. The list has been topped by Ronaldo with a total pay of 93 million dollars.

American basketball star LeBron James comes in at the second spot, followed by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi (3rd) and tennis star Roger Federer (4th). Tennis star Serena Williams, who comes in at the 51 spot with $ 27 million, the lone female athlete to make the cut this year.

Takeaways from above News-
  • Current ICC ranking of Virat Kohli is Third
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is from Portugal and plays for the Team of Real Madrid
Source- Hindustan Times

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