New Delhi: The ICC T20 World Cup will begin in the UAE from October 17. Team India captain Virat Kohli will leave the captaincy of T20 as soon as this tournament is over. He has taken this shocking decision. Questions were being raised on Kohli’s captaincy since the defeat against New Zealand in the World Test Championship. However, even now, Virat’s troubles have not diminished because there is also a threat about his ODI captaincy. Meanwhile, there are reports that Virat does not want to leave the captaincy of ODIs.
Threat to Virat’s ODI captaincy
Virat Kohli has failed to score a single century since November 2019. The pressure of captaincy is so much that it has started affecting his game. In such a situation, if seen, then Kohli can leave the captaincy of not only T20 but also ODI. A BCCI source said, “Virat is aware that if the team does not perform well in the T20 World Cup in the UAE, he could have been dropped from the limited overs captaincy. As far as limited overs captaincy is concerned, he has done well.
Virat does not want to give up the captaincy of ODIs
A report in ‘The Telegraph India’ states that Virat Kohli does not want to leave the captaincy of the ODI team because his departure from cricket captaincy will have a significant impact on his brand value. Virat Kohli is the richest cricketer in the world. Virat Kohli is the richest cricketer in the Forbes list with an annual income of Rs 196 crore. This could have an impact on Virat Kohli’s brand value after he quits India’s T20I captaincy. Let us tell you that after leaving the captaincy, his endorsement value may decrease. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India has won T20 series in most countries of the world, performing brilliantly.
Virat Most Valuable Indian Celebrity
It was only when he got hit in the captaincy that there was a tremendous jump in his market value. Captain Virat Kohli was the most valuable Indian celebrity for the fourth year in a row with a brand value of USD 237.7 million. In the list of Top 10 Most Valuable Celebrities, film actors Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh are in second and third place. Duff & Phelps, a company that specializes in brand valuation, said this in its statement.
Huge fan following on social media
Run machine Virat Kohli is one of the successful athletes both on and off the field. Virat Kohli, who seems like a nightmare for the opposing teams, has achieved a different position in all three formats of cricket. This captain has a huge fan following on social media. Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the top Indian cricketers in terms of brand value.
How much does Virat Kohli earn?
The number of followers of Virat Kohli on Instagram so far is 154 million and through this also he earns big money. Virat Kohli charges more than 5 crores for every promotional post on this platform. He gets Rs 7 crore every year through BCCI’s annual contract, because he is in the category of A+. Virat Kohli is the icon player of IPL and he gets 17 crores every season from RCB. Virat Kohli is seen promoting big brands on TV and in return he charges huge amount.