The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently the best in the business. He is the best batsman in the world right now and has been a consistent run-getter and key performer for the Indian cricket team, across all the three formats of the game. Besides this, he has become the poster boy of the Indian cricket team.
All thanks to his brilliant performance and great personality, Virat Kohli enjoys a massive fan following on both — real life and in the cricket world.
From aspiring cricketers to young boys and girls around the world, there are millions of people who consider him as their role model. From kids, youngsters to old ones, Virat is everyone’s favorite. Everyone loves watching Virat Kohli smash his opposition’s all around the ground.
While there isn’t any restriction or limit when it comes to Virat Kohli’s real-life following, on the other hand, he is one of the most followed and valuable athletes in India. And the fifth most valuable athlete in the world.
Well, according to a study by social media marketing company named Opendorse, Virat Kohli is at the fifth position in the elite list of the most valuable superstars in the sports world.
The elite list is topped by none other than Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo who is the most valuable sports star on Twitter. As far as earning is considered, Ronaldo, who has over 82 million followers on Twitter earns as many as,$868,604 (INR 6.24crores) per Tweet. Yes, you read that right.
Ronaldo is also the most followed sports star on Instagram with over 204 million followers and earns more than INR 6,24 crores per post. He is followed by former Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta, who earns $590,825 (Rs 4,24 crore) per tweet. On the third position is the PSG star Neymar who earns $478,138 (Rs 3.43 crore) per tweet. NBA legend Lebron James is fourth, earning $470,356 (Rs 3.38 crore) per tweet.
At fifth position is the Indian skipper Virat Kohli who earns $350,101 (Rs 2.5 crore) per tweet. Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in the top5 of this list of the most valuable sportspersons around the world.
Here, check out the Top 5 valuable athletes on Twitter (Value per tweet):
Cristiano Ronaldo – $868,604
Andres Iniesta – $590,825
Neymar – $478,138
Lebron James – $470,356
Virat Kohli – $350,101