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Virat Kohli tops the list of 21 sports personalities in 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

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In the Forbes India celebrity list 100 for 2017, 21 sports personalities have been included. The top position is occupied by film star Salman Khan. The list has been done on the basis of their earnings this year.

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As for sports stars in India are concerned, the Indian captain Virat Kohli who has led India to many heights comes at number 3.  Kohli’s earning is 100.72 Crore as compared to 134.44 Crore in 2016.  He has done wonders for Indian cricketer and now has married with film star Anushka Sharma recently in India.

The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar overall rank in Forbes India celebrity List 100 for 2017 is 5th. His total earnings in 2017 have been 82.5 Crore as compared to 58 Crore in 2016.

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Next sports personalities include former Indian captain MS Dhoni who is currently 8th in the rankings. His total earnings in 2017 are 63.77 Crore as compared to 122.48 Crore in 2016. The Rio and World Championship silver medallist PV Sindhu rank is 13th. She has earned a total of 57.25 Crore as compared to 3.42 Crore in 2016.

India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is number 23rd in the list of sports personalities. His total earnings in 2017 have been 34.67 Crore in 2017 as compared to 15.55 Crore in 2016. Ashwin’s spin partner Ravindra Jadeja occupies 24th place with a total earning of 34.58 Crore in 2017 as compared to 7.53 Crore in 2017.

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Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal comes in 29th place. Her total earnings in 2017 have been 31 Crore as compared to 20.18 Crore in 2016.

Rohit Sharma also has been included at number 30. His total earnings in 2017 come to 30.82 Crore compared to 24.17 Crore in 2016. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is number 43rd in rankings. His total earnings have been 15.94 Crore in 2017 as compared to 17.73 Crore.

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Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri comes at the 63rd position with 12.44 Crore earnings in 2017 as compared to 12.85 Crores in 2016. Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh occupies the 68th place with total earnings of 11.60 Crore in 2017 as compared to 16 Crore.

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K Srikanth who performed brilliantly in 2017 winning 4 titles comes at 83rd place. His total earnings in 2017 have been 6.13 Crores. Rahane occupies the 85th position. In 2017, the Indian cricketer earned a total 5.56 Crores in 2017 as compared to 11.67 Crores in 2016.

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In the 86th place, India’s dependable Cheteshwar Pujara earned a total of 5.48 Crores in 2017. India’s test opener Murali Vijay comes at 87th place with total earnings of 4.20 Crores in 2017.

KL Rahul occupies the 89th place with total earnings of 4.04 Crores. Umesh Yadav enters the 90th position with total earnings of 3.94 Crores. India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya occupies the 94th position with 3.04 Crores.

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India’s tennis sensation Saina Mirza comes at 98th place. Her total earnings are 2.80 Crores in 2017 as compared to 14.57 Crores in 2016.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar occupies the 99th position in 21 sports personalities Forbes India celebrity list. His total earnings in 2017 have been 2.53 Crores. India’s football star Sunil Chettri is at number 100th place with total earnings of 2.92 Crores.

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21 Sports personalities in Forbes India Celebrity List 2017

  1. Virat Kohli-3rd ( 100.72 Crores)
  2. Sachin Tendulkar-5th (82.5 Crores)
  3. MS Dhoni- 8th (63.77 Crores)
  4. PV Sindhu-13th (57.25 Crores)
  5. Ravichandran Ashwin-23rd (34.67 Crores)
  6. Ravindra Jadeja-24th (34.58 Crores)
  7. Saina Nehwal-29th (31 Crores)
  8. Rohit Sharma-30th (30.82 Crores)
  9. Shikhar Dhawan-43rd ( 15.94 Crores)
  10. Anirban Lahiri- 63th ( 12.44 Crores)
  11. Yuvraj Singh- 68th ( 11.60 Crores)
  12. K Srikanth- 83rd ( 6.13 Crores)
  13. A Rahane-85th ( 5.56 Crores)
  14. Cheteshwar Pujara-86th ( 5.48 Crores)
  15. Murali Vijay- 87th ( 4.20 Crores)
  16. KL Rahul-89th (4.04 Crores)
  17. Umesh Yadav-90th (3.94 Crores)
  18. Hardik Pandya-94th ( 3.04 Crores)
  19. Saina Mirza- 98th (2.80 Crores)
  20. Bhuvneshwar Kumar-99th ( 2.53 Crores)
  21. Sunil Chettri-100th ( 2.92 Crores)