Sports are a way of life and when sports can bring you millions the why shouldn’t it be? Among the richest celebrities of the world the athletes have made their presence felt. These athletes represent their nations and have a plethora of fans worshiping them. They are no less than celebrities and for their national duties and endorsements they get fat paycheques.
In this segment we bring you the list of 5 highest paid Indian athletes. Not very surprising is the fact that out of these 5, four happen to be cricketers. Also, Kohli being at the top is an obvious thing, isn’t it? Here are the 5 highest paid athletes of India
5. Ravichandran Ashwin
India’s ace spinner is last on the list. He just got himself a handsome paycheque of 7.6 crores in the IPL. He was bought by the Kings XI Punjab. His total earnings stands at a handsome figure of 36.47 crores.
4. P.V. Sindhu
India’s latest badminton sensation also makes it to the list. Her earnings are staggering. Why wouldn’t it be after winning a silver medal for India at the Olympics? P.V. Sindhu has total earnings of 57.25 crores.
3. MS Dhoni
The former Indian captain still rules the world of sports. With earnings of 63.7 crores, MS Dhoni takes the third spot on the list of the highest paid athletes in India. This comes despite his retirement from the longest format in 2014.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Master Blaster takes the second spot. He’s been on top of the list for years but then came Virat Kohli. Sachin Tendulkar’s total earnings stand at 82.5 crores which is huge.
1. Virat Kohli
Then comes king Kohli who’s a king by all means. The Indian captain has total earnings of 100.72 crores. He’s the only Indian in the list of 100 highest paid athletes in the world as Published by Forbes.