Virat Kohli smashes Ronaldo, Lionel Messi for a six in most marketable athlete list

Wed May 21 2014, 00:33 hrs
Indian batting star Virat Kohli has been rated second behind British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro'. Photo: PTI
Indian batting star Virat Kohli has been rated second behind British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro'. Photo: PTI
British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton is No. 1 in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro'. Photo: AP
British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton is No. 1 in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro'. Photo: AP
The list, driven by marketing potential over the next three years based on value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal, has Virat Kohli as the only Indian sportsperson in the June edition of the London-based magazine. Photo: Reuters
The list, driven by marketing potential over the next three years based on value for money, age, home market, charisma, willingness to be marketed and crossover appeal, has Virat Kohli as the only Indian sportsperson in the June edition of the London-based magazine. Photo: Reuters
Former England batsman and Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen (35) is the only cricketer other than Kohli, 25, to featured in the top-50 list. Photo: AP
Former England batsman and Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen (35) is the only cricketer other than Kohli, 25, to featured in the top-50 list. Photo: AP
Lionel Messi is on No. 11. Photo: AP
Lionel Messi is on No. 11. Photo: AP
Novak Djokovic is on No.15. Photo: AP
Novak Djokovic is on No.15. Photo: AP
Sebastian Vettel is on No. 27. Photo: AP
Sebastian Vettel is on No. 27. Photo: AP
In a list comprising Christiano Ronaldo (4) Usain Bolt (6), Lionel Messi (11), Novak Djokovic (15), Andy Murray (21), Rory McIlroy (24), Sebastian Vettel (27) and Victoria Azarenka (31), Kohli's No.2 spot is surely a matter of pride for every Indian sports fan.
In a list comprising Christiano Ronaldo (4) Usain Bolt (6), Lionel Messi (11), Novak Djokovic (15), Andy Murray (21), Rory McIlroy (24), Sebastian Vettel (27) and Victoria Azarenka (31), Kohli's No.2 spot is surely a matter of pride for every Indian sports fan.
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