Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was ranked 100th in 2019 Forbes list of world's highest-paid athletes. He is only Indian to feature in this list.
He has been estimated with annual earnings of US $25 million of which $21 million are from endorsements and $4 million are from salary and winnings for the last 12 months.
He has dropped 17 spots to 100th place in the rankings from last year despite an increase of $1 million in endorsements. He was ranked 83rd in 2018.
The 2019 list was topped by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi with annual earnings of $127 million via salary and endorsement deals. Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was ranked second with earnings of $109 million.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has changed its name from IAAF to World Athletics.
The rebranding proposal was approved by members of IAAF council at its meeting held in Monaco. The change in name and re-designed logo will come in effect after the 2019 World Athletics Championship in Doha in October 2019.
Purpose of rebranding: The new name and logo of IAAF has been designed to represent modern and positive face for athletics. It aims to attract the younger audience.
IAAF: It is international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was established in July 1912. Its headquarters is located in Monaco. It has 215 member federations.