One of the best Indian cricket players, Virat Kohli recently got married to Indian actress Anuskhka Sharma. Read about his net worth, marriage and other facts.
The player Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is a famous cricketer from the Indian National Team. He currently captains the Indian National Team. He is a right-handed batsman and is often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. Kohli is ranked as one of the most famous athletes by ESPN and also as one of the most valuable athlete by Forbes. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has been the caption of the team since 2013. Virat Kohli was born and brought up in Delhi. He represented Delhi’s cricket team in various age-group levels. Kohli made his first class debut in 2006. He was the captain of the Indian Team when they headed to victory in 2008 in the Under-19s category and in the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. At the age of 19, he played his first ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka. He soon established himself as a part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013. He found a lot of success in the Twenty20 format and won the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014 and 2016. He also managed to grab the title of the best T20 batsman in the ICC rankings and still holds that position. He is also the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world. Kohli has the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world. He has also made several Indian batting records like the fastest batsman, fastest ODI century, 5,000 ODI runs and also the fastest to 10 ODI centuries. Kohli is also the only second batsman in the world to have scored 1000 or more ODI runs for four consecutive years. He has made many T20I records as well like the fastest batsman to 1000 runs, most runs in a year and also most fifties in the format. Kohli has received many awards such as the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, the Arjuna Award in recognition for his achievements in international cricket and the BCCI’s international cricketer of the year for 2011-12 and 2014-15 seasons. He managed to get the Padma Shri in 2017 under the sports category. Kohli has various business ventures apart from his cricketing career and over 20 brand endorsements. His brand value in 2016 was estimated to be US$ 92 million.
Virat Kohli’s net worth
Virat Kohli’s net worth is estimated to be $22 million. Virat Kohli earns a majority part of his wealth from several commercial deals and brand endorsements. He has many cricket contracts across all formats of the game. According to Forbes, Kohli earns 2.22 million euros and does brand endorsements of 14.07 million euros. He made $1 million in salary and match fees while playing for India. It was the IPL that ensured that Kohli becomes one among the highest-paid players. He got $2.3 million from Royal Challengers Bangalore last year. Kohli recently signed a commercial deal with Puma of $16.5 million. He does various other commercial deals with Pepsi, Audi and Tissot. Other Indian brands include Vicks, Boost, Colgate, TVS, Smaash, Herbalife and a few others.
The Virat-Anushka marriage or the Virushka marriage became a national obsession the minute it was announced. Pictures and videos from the occasion ruled the internet for quite some time. This celebrity couple -Virushka is described as the ‘power couple’ or a lethal combination. Their combined net worth is more than $95 million. Their combined net worth is expected to cross $120 million in the next two years. According to a marketing expert, the brand Virushka will create an unprecedented breakthrough, “Both will create a new category altogether, of stability, family, truth and loyalty. Products such as house loans, cars, insurance and so on, would start coming in,” said Mr. Singh. Film actress Anushka Sharma earns her net worth from film remuneration, brand endorsements, private endorsements and many such other ventures. The actress charges around Rs 10 crore per film and Rs 4 crore per brand endorsement. Both of them have quite a collection of high-end cars. Anushka owns a BMW car, a Range Rover and a Mercedes car. Kohli owns 6 cars including, Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Volkswagen, worth Rs 9 crore. “Virat is a performer on the field and off the field. Anushka is a smart artist. She was never in the competition of Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. She is an artist who manages her career very smartly. The combination is brilliant. Not only do they endorse brands, but also endorse India as a brand,” Singh said. Both of them have their own business ventures also. Kohli runs a chain of gyms called Chisel and is also the co-owner of UAE Royals, which is a tennis team from Dubai. Anushka Sharma has her own production house called ‘Clean Slate Films’ and her own apparel label called ‘Nush’. A few months back, Virushka bought a super-luxurious property in Worli, facing the Bandra Worli Sea Link, and they have plans to open a chain of restaurants in India soon.