India’s cricket current heart-throb Virat Kohli has come a long way – from the streets of Delhi to the cover pages of fashion magazines, Kohli’s journey has been one fascinating tale, to say the least. Coping up with the constant financial problems, losing his father at a very tender age, leading India to the ICC U-19 World Cup triumph in 2008, the 28-year-old has experienced it all. Having faced all the predicaments of life with a never give up attitude, Indian captain today is getting all the fruitful rewards.
Virat Kohli has been cracking some amazing deals off the field and has been grabbing huge endorsements of late. The other thing which sets Kohli apart from all the other cricketers is his selection of brands.
India’s skipper is the brand ambassador of many renowned Multinational Corporations (MNCs) across the country. There is no surprise in that either, since a celebrity of Kohli’s stature would always top these companies’ priorities list. With the passage of time, his contracts have also grown and strengthened. In fact, Virat recently signed a Rs. 110 Crore deal with Puma, which also made him the first ever cricketer to sign a deal worth more than Rs. 100 Crore.
Besides, Kohli endorses for Adidas, MRF, Audi, Manyavar, Boost, Colgate-Palmolive, Smaash, Herbalife, Nitesh Estates, United Spirits, Vicks and TVS Motors.
As far as Indian captain’s net worth is concerned – it is approximately up to $60 Million(Rs. 386.1 Crore). Virat has an A-Grade contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and consequently gets paid an annual amount of Rs. 2 Crore (which might get hiked in future). Apart from that, he gets a match-fee of Rs. 5 Lakh for every Test match, Rs. 3 Lakh for every ODI match, and Rs. 2 Lakh for every T20I match.
Add to that, the Indian skipper earns a seasonal payment of Rs. 14 Crore from his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).