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What is Virat Kohli’s net worth? The India cricket star who married Anushka Sharma

What is Virat Kohli's net worth? The India cricket star who married Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli is one of the game’s global stars (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is the face of Indian cricket and recently he and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma announced their marriage.

In 2015, he was named the captain of the Indian national team, making him one of the youngest players to ever hold the job.

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He has continued to break batting records and he is the fastest in history to score 1,000 runs in the Twenty20 format.

Kohli is also the world’s most marketable cricketers with a host of commercial deals to his brand.

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli marriage
Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli got married in Italy on Monday (Picture: Hindustan Times/Getty)

How much is Kohli’s net worth?

Kohli earns the majority of this wealth from various commercial deals and also from his cricket contracts across all formats of the game.

Forbes say that he earns £2.22 million and gets endorsements of £14.07 million.

Kohli made nearly $1 million (£750,000) in salary and match fees by playing for India.

What is Virat Kohli's net worth? The India cricket star who married Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli also plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL (Picture: AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

However, the riches of the IPL (Indian Premier League) ensure that he’s among the highest-paid players.

He earned $2.3 million (£1.72 million) from the Royal Challengers Bangalore last year.

Forbes report that Kohli’s net worth is approximately £16.4 million.

Kohli was the IPL’s top run-scorer in 2016 as Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the IPL final to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

However, Royal Challengers Bangalore had a disappointing tournament in 2017 as they finished bottom of the standings, managing just three wins in 14 matches.

Commercial deals

Earlier this year, Kohli signed with Puma on a reported eight-year, $16.5 million (£12.34 million) deal.

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He has other commercial deals with the likes of Pepsi, Audi, and Tissot.

Kohli has also has local commercial deals in India too with the likes of Vicks, Boost, USL, TVS, Smaash, Nitesh Estate, Herbalife, and Colgate.

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