Virat Kohli beats Lionel Messi. Find out how

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Virat Kohli outran Lionel Messi on valuable athletes list. Image Source: XtraTime

Internet Desk: India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is currently in the form of his life. He just crossed legendary Australian skipper Ricky Ponting in terms of centuries in ODIs (31) and he is just behind his idol Sachin Tendulkar who has 49 tons in the limited overs cricket. For his all-round capabilities the top brands of the world always try to join him for business.

In the marketing arena Kohli has achieved another feat today. In the Forbes list of the world’s most valuable athletes the India cricket team captain is holding the seventh spot. He outran the likes of Rory McCloye and Lionel Messi. He has joined the elite list of legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt.

World top 10 athletes (brand value of athlete based on earnings)

  1. Roger Federer$ 37.2m
    2. LeBron James $ 33.4m
    3. Usain Bolt $ 27m
    4. Cristiano Ronaldo $ 21.5m
    5. Phil Mickelson $ 19.6m
    6. Tiger Woods $ 16.6m
    7. Virat Kohli $ 14.5m
    8. Rory McClay $ 13.6m
    9. Lionel Messi $ 13.5m
    10. Steff Curry $ 13.4m

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