Virat Kohli, the run machine, and Indian cricket team skipper adds yet another feather in his cap. As per the reports issued by Bleacher Report, Virat Kohli is the fifth most valuable athlete on twitter. He is the no. 1 cricketer in that list. For a tweet made by him on twitter, twitter pays him $ 350,101 per tweet, that is equal to about 2.5 crore Indian Rupees.
The athletes in the top 4 positions of the rankings include 3 from football and one from basketball. Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) is at top in that list with a pay of $868,604 for each tweet made by him that is equal to about 6 crore Indian Rupees. After Cristiano Ronaldo, at two or three positions are his fellow stars. At no. 2 is Andres Iniesta with a pay of $590,825 per tweet and behind Iniesta is Neymar Jr. who earns $478,138 per tweet.
After these football stars, at no. 4 position is star basketball player LeBron James who earns $470,356 for each tweet made by him. Virat Kohli completes the list of top 5.
We all know that in India, Cricket is considered as a religion. Fans follow their ideal players like God and do whatever they do. Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni are such names that have a huge fan following. Their fans can go any limit to get a glimpse of them. VK is not much behind them. He has a fan following of his own.
Virat is currently on tour in New Zealand, where they are playing two match test series. In first test match, concluded today morning, India lost the match by 10 wickets. Kohli couldn’t score in both the innings of the test match.