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Tuesday, June 02


Top 5 Indian sportspersons with the highest earnings

Top 5 Indian sportspersons with the highest earnings

MS Dhoni

here are seven cricketers on the list, and the Indian captain tops it off. Although Dhoni’s IPL earnings are undisclosed, it is widely believed that he is the highest paid player in the IPL. Aircel, Titan, Godrej, Reebok, Gulf Oil are just some of the top brands that the Ranchi-lad endorses. In addition, Dhoni also happens to have his own FIM Supersport World Championship team, called Mahi Racing Team India.

Virat Kohli

The man tipped by many to become the next captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli carries home nearly ₹50cr every year. Having been retained by his IPL franchise in 2011, there’s no doubt that he’s earning big from the T20 league. Besides on-field earnings, Kohli earns more than ₹30cr from endorsements with Nike, Pepsi, Carbon, Toyota, and Fair Menz. One must say that most of those advertisements are terrible but does Kohli care?

Mary Kom

An Olympics bronze medal in 2012 gave her worldwide recognition making her a household name. The five-time world champion is now the brand ambassador for Super Fight League, India’s first mixed martial arts event and spearheads P&G’s Proud Sponsor of Mums campaign.

Sania Mirza

She’s won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles and is ranked No. 12 on the WTA doubles list. In 2012, she won the Pattaya Open doubles crown in February, the Brussels Open in May and reached the final in Beijing, Indian Wells and Dubai. Sania has endorsed brands like Cadbury, Adidas, Hyundai, Sahara, Atlas Cycles.

PV Sindhu

Sindhu, 23, earned a total of $8.5 million between June 2017 and June 2018, according to the latest list by Forbes, making her the seventh-highest-earning woman in sports. Most of that comes from sponsorship from brands like Gatorade, which made her its first brand ambassador from India, as well as Bridgestone, Nokia, and Panasonic.

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