India skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the only cricketer in the world's top-10 list of highest-earning athletes through sponsored Instagram posts during the lockdown, according to a report.
The cricket superstar was sixth on the list, the figures for which were collected by 'Attain' during the period between 12 March and 14 May, when the world literally shut down to stem the growth of the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the list, Kohli earned a total of £379,294 through his sponsored posts, raking up £126,431 per post.
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with an estimated earning of £1.8 million while Argentina and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and PSG's Neymar were second and third with earnings of £1.2 million and £1.1 million respectively.
Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal and (£583,628) former England football captain David Bekham (£405,359 pounds) wrap up the top five.
Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£184,413), ex NBA star Dwayne Wade (£143,146), Brazillian footballer Dani Alves (£133,694) and boxer Anthony Joshua (£121,500) complete the top-10 list of highest earning athletes during the lockdown period worldwide.
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Aaron Finch said all players are expected to endure some bad time but players like Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting and batting great Sachin Tendulkar are exceptions.
Ibrahimovic’s mere presence appears to have galvanized Milan, who last won the title in 2011. They have lost only twice since his arrival and climbed to fifth, having at one point dropped to 14th.
In the first year of his job, Jain had dealt with the conflict of interest complaints against Indian cricketing greats Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev.