Forbes India Celebrity 100 List: Bollywood actor Salman Khan finds himself at the numero uno position once again, a third time in a row. India cricket captain Virat Kohli is in the second spot and Akshay Kumar in the third. Sachin Tendulkar, who called it a day from cricket in 2013, still finds himself in the coveted top 10.
Salman Khan, with earnings of Rs 253.25 crore via his film releases, TV appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, is at the top of the tree. Kohli, who finds himself in the second place had earnings of Rs 228.09 during the same period and Akshay Kumar has earnings of Rs 185 crore.
Kohli is the No 1 batsman in the world and has a huge fan base, he is also an advertiser’s dream and endorses many products. The India captain endorses big brands like Audi, Gionee, Tissot, MRF among many more.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar is at the ninth spot in the rankings with and earning of Rs 80 Cr.
Meanwhile, Kohli is leading the Indian team in Australia and with the first Test starting in under 24 hours, BCCI has announced a 12-member squad for it.
Meanwhile, Kohli also got among the runs in the tour game against Cricket Australia XI where he scored 64 runs off 87 balls.
Today during practice, Kohli was getting himself tested with the short ball as he is well aware of the fact that pitches in Australia will offer reasonable bounce. Mohammed Shami was bowling to him and a ferocious bouncer from the bowler was tackled with utmost ease as Kohli ducked beautifully, letting the ball past him.