Indian skipper Virat Kohli a bigger brand than football’s great

The Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli always gives his best be it on the field or off the field. The batting maestro has added another milestone to his name and its off the field. Virat was recently ranked 7th in Forbes most valuable athletes.

Kohli overtook Football’s one of Greatest player

Forbes recently declared the list of most valuable athletes in the world. It was a proud moment for India as Virat Kohli was placed 7th on the list surpassing many great athletes and one of them was football’s one of greatest player Lionel Messi.

Virat reportedly has a brand value of 14.5 million, a million more than Messi who sits at 9th position. The notable athletes in Forbes top 10 MVP list are Roger Federer at the peak with $37.2 million,  Basketball legend LeBron James $33.4 million, recently retired Usain Bolt at 3rd with $27 million and Real Madrid’s Star Cristiano Ronaldo with $21.5 million.

Kohli continues his magnificent runs spree

The Indian captain recently surpassed Ricky Ponting scoring his 31st century which took him to 2nd spot in the list of most ODI centuries behind the great Sachin Tendulkar. At age of 28, Kohli has already amassed 8,917 runs in 201 Odi’s and 4,658  runs in 60 test matches scoring 48 centuries combined.

Kohli is having a perfect captaincy run, with a win percentage of 65.51 winning 19 of 29 matches, and is yet to lose a bilateral series in his captaincy reign so far.

With series against New Zealand very well poised at 1-1, the Indian captain surely knows how to get his team through the deciding matches maintaining his perfect captaincy record.


The Forbes list of Most valuable athletes had very serious ups and downs. The notable point from the list was Kohli surpassing Football’s great Lionel Messi. The batting sensation who already has tons of records to his name is all set to add much more in coming years.

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