India captain Virat Kohli seems to be in a dream phase of his career. He is breaking the charts as a batsman and taking the team to new heights as a captain. Kohli's popularity has soared with every run that he has scored and it can be rightly said that the sky seems to be the limit for the 29-year-old.
Kohli is not only the face of Indian cricket but is easily the one of the most famous cricketer right now. He commands a towering presence over social media. Kohli has 20 million followers on Twitter, 16.7 million on Instagram and over 36 million likes on his Facebook page.
Kohli was recently ranked above star Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi in the Forbes list of most valuable brands among athletes.
Kohli's value was pegged at $14.5 million while Messi was valued at $13.5 million.
The star batsman is the only Indian to feature on the list of world's highest-paid athletes. He earned $22 million over the last year out which $3 million was from his salary and winnings while $19 million was from brand endorsements.
And now according to latest reports, Kohli earns a whopping $500,000 (INR 3.2 crore) per post on Instagram. He is tied with Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who charges $1 million (INR 6.4 crore) per post.
The year 2017 has been a remarkable year for Kohli. He recently won his 11th consecutive series as captain across all formats. He is also the quickest batsman to reach to 9000 ODI runs. With 32 hundreds in ODI, he is now second on the list of batsmen with most ODI tons.