Former India captain Virat Kohli is one of the highest endorsed cricket players across the globe.
Virat Kohli bursted into the scene as a chubby-faced teenager who led India U-19 team to the World Cup triumph in 2008. His cover drivers were pleasing to the eyes and he grew up to be a more disciplined cricketer as he made his foray to the senior team. The boy from Delhi, under the guidance of former India physio Shankar Basu, underwent a rigorous fitness regime to become one of the fittest cricketers across the globe.
Kohli loved chasing in a cricket match and found it a subtle way to accumulate runs and pile misery on the opposition. He took the cricketing world by storm with his sheer timing of the ball and classy stroke-making. His early years in international cricket across formats was so good that he was touted to break his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI and 51 Test hundreds. He also led Team India across formats as captain and was the most successful for the national team in the longest format of the game. Besides that, he also grew as a powerful entity, as he got his way around the coaches and picked up a team of his own liking.
Virat Kohli is one of the highest endorsed cricketers of all-time. He has 134 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The former India captain has a net worth estimated around INR 950 Crore ($127 Million) as of 2022, according to multiple reports.
The former India captain is among the three cricketers from the nation to have A+ contract under the richest cricket board, the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI). He has a present annual remuneration of INR 7 crore.
Kohli has been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. He has also led the side before leaving the role in 2022. He has a franchise fee of INR 15 crore per season.