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Virat Kohli only cricketer in world's top-10 highest-earning athletes on Instagram during lockdown

  • Press Trust of India
  • June 5th, 2020
  • 14:51:14 IST

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.

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

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.

Updated Date: June 05, 2020 14:51:14 IST

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