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.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
For the Indian captain and his team, the WTC final is like their Test debuts as young players trying to come up the ranks.
The wily leg-spinner, who is in high demand in T20 leagues around the world, plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League and has been signed up by Lahore Qalandars for the remaining matches of the ongoing Pakistan Super League.