Virat Kohli and PV Sindhu top brand endorsers in India
The Indian skipper endorses as many as 19 brands which Puma, Tissot, Manyavar, Audi, Herbalife, American Tourister, MRF and Vicks.
Updated - Mar 22, 2018 3:07 pm
Virat Kohli and PV Sindhu have been among the most sought-after sports personalities in India. Both have tasted a considerable amount of success as their careers have progressed. Subsequently, they have also garnered a significant fan-base owing to their superlative stints in their respective fields. Virat Kohli has grown in stature and has notched several records under his belt for the Indian team. Also, he is the second-highest century-maker in ODIs.
On the other hand, ace shuttler, PV Sindhu has also been stupendous in Badminton and has flourished under the tutelage of Pullela Gopichand. She managed to bag the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics after her match with Spain shuttler, Caroline Marin, which attracted accolades for her. Apart from sports, both players are also a delight for brands. As per reports in Forbes, Virat Kohli is currently the most marketable cricketer in the world.
19 feathers in the hat of Kohli
The Indian skipper endorses as many as 19 brands which Puma, Tissot, Manyavar, Audi, Herbalife, American Tourister, MRF, and Vicks. Also, he has recently been crowned as the brand ambassador of Uber earlier this month. The Delhi-cricketer also featured in the seventh place in the Forbes list of most valuable athletes ahead of personalities like Lionel Messi. Kohli is currently the most valuable celebrity in India with a brand value of 150 crores.
Meanwhile, PV Sindhu features as the top endorser in the non-cricket list of Forbes. She endorses eleven brands with a brand value of 30 crores. Cricket is a celebrated sport in India and their the players endorse as many as 90 brands compared to 78 brands by players from other sports. Moreover, the reports suggested that sports sponsorship in the country has increased by 14 percent from Rs 6400 crores to Rs 7300 crores and therefore breaching the $1 billion mark for the maiden time.