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Virat Kohli among world’s highest-paid athletes

Virat Kohli (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has found a place among the world’s highest-paid athletes, and he is the only Indian sportsman to be featured in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid athletes. Kohli is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million. The 29-year-old is not just a popular name in India, where cricket is worshiped. He is also one of the most popular athletes in the world, “boasting more Twitter followers (25 million-plus) than all but three active sports stars”, Forbes said. In March, the Board of Control for Cricket in India named Kohli as one of five players to receive the…

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