New Delhi, Nov 9: Playing in his best time of his life Indian captain Virat Kohli is breaking every possible record in every match he plays. The 29-year old cricketer has shown an amazing consistency and astute leadership in all three formats of the game which not only gained him the respect all around the world but also has increased his brand value around the world.
As per the latest Forbes brand value of athletes list, Indian captain has beaten football legend Lionel Messi, golf superstar Rory McIlroy and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry.
Kohli popularity can be witnessed by his massive fan following on his various social media accounts. On Twitter Kohli has over 20 million followers, 15 million on Instagram and more than 36 million likes on Facebook.
And this is the reason why Kohli is paid a whopping $500,000 (Rs 3.2 crore) per promotional post on Instagram, and this is the same amount as football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo earns.
Under Kohli captaincy, India has recently beaten world no 1 T20 team New Zealand 2-1 and will take on neighbor Sri Lanka in upcoming test series starting November 16