Indian captain Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in One Day cricket. Known as the chase master, Virat is at the top of the ICC batsmen rankings in ODI cricket with 911 points.
Recently, HopperHQ.com, an Instagram scheduling tool, released a list of the highest-paid athletes and influencers on the social media platform. Indian captain grabbed the ninth position on the list which is topped by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the Instagram rich list, Virat Kohli can charge up to USD 120,000 (Rs. 82 lakh approx.) to share any sponsored post with his over 23 million followers on the social media platform.
Ronaldo, with a fan base of 136 million followers, can demand a staggering USD 750,000 per post.
Here is the list:
Rank 1: Cristiano Ronaldo – 136m followers
Rank 2: Neymar Jr – 100m followers
Rank 3: Lionel Messi – 97.3m followers
Rank 4: David Beckham – 49.7m followers
Rank 5: Gareth Bale – 35.4m followers
Rank 6: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 34.5m followers
Rank 7: Luis Suarez – 29.2m followers
Rank 8: Conor McGregor – 24.5m followers
Rank 9: Virat Kohli — 23m followers
Rank 10: Stephen Curry – 21.3m followers
The Indian captain has over 25 records under his name across all formats. He recently broke the record for being the quickest to score 3,000 ODI runs as captain. Kohli got to the mark in just 49 innings. He is the fastest batsman to score 9,000 ODI run, which he did in 194 innings, breaking AB de Villiers’ record of reaching 9,000 runs in 205 innings. He is also the first batsman to score 4 double-centuries in 4 consecutive Test series.
Following his success in such a short span of time, Kohli made it to the list of world’s highest-paid athletes. With net earnings of USD 24 million (Rs 1,60,90,80,000), Kohli also grabbed the 83rd position on the list released by Forbes in June 2018.