The income of our cricketing superstars is a constant social media buzz and the latest centre of interest is cricketer Virat Kohli.
Recently, an Instagram scheduling tool hopper HQ reported that Kohli earned a whopping $1,384,000 for one Instagram post. Now the cricketer has himself come out to clarify that the news is not right.
“While I am grateful and indebted to all that I’ve received in life, the news that has been making the rounds about my social media earnings is not true,” Kohli wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.
According to the report, Kohli, who is also the most followed Asian on Instagram, is the highest-earning Asian on the list and 14th overall, just behind American actress, dancer and singer Jennifer Lopez. The list is dominated by football legend Cristiano Ronaldo who earns a sum of $3,234,000 for one Instagram post. Ronaldo also became the first person to have over 600 million followers on Instagram.
Besides Kohli, other prominent Asians who feature on the list are singer and dancer Lisa Manobal (ranked 26th), actress Priyanka Chopra, (ranked 29th), actor, singer, model and businessman Lee Min-ho (ranked 55), author, actor, movie director, YouTuber Raditya Dika (ranked 73), Internet personality Riyaz Aly (ranked 77), actress, model and singer Davika Hoorne (ranked 80th) and actress Song Hyeko (ranked 93rd).
However, now Kohli’s clarification casts doubts over the authenticity of the statistics presented in the list.
The former Indian skipper is on a break from cricketing action currently as the Indian team is engaged in a five-match T20I series against the West Indies. He will be back on the field in the Asia Cup that is set to be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30 onwards.