Virat Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's highest paid athletes' with a total pay of $22 million that includes USD three million from salary and winnings and another $19 million from endorsements.

Describing Kohli as the "Indian cricket phenom", Forbes said the sports star has "for good reason" already drawn comparisons to all-time great Sachin Tendulkar.

Top Ten paid athletes: Total Earnings - Pay - Endorsements
1⃣. Cristiano Ronaldo $93M $58M $35M
2⃣LeBron James $86.2M $31.2M $55M
3⃣ Lionel Messi $80M $53M $27M
4⃣ Roger Federer $64M $6M $58M
5⃣ Kevin Durant $60.6M $26.6M $34M
6⃣ Andrew Luck $50M $47M $3M
6⃣ Rory McIlroy $50M $16M $34M
8⃣ Stephen Curry $47.3M $12.3M $35M
9⃣ James Harden $46.6M $26.6M $20M
🔟 Lewis Hamilton $46M $38M $8M

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