Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has become the new 'Dabangg', surpassing Bollywood's 'Dabangg' Salman Khan in the list of the highest-grossing top-100 celebrities 2019 released by Forbes India. Kohli's earnings are higher than legends like Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. Kohli was second in this ranking in 2018 while Salman was in first place. This year, Kohli has reached the first position, surpassing Salman Khan with an earnings of Rs 252.72 crore.
Salman has slipped to third position with earnings of Rs 229.25 crore. Akshay Kumar was at the third position last year but this year he has reached the second position with an income of Rs 293.25 crore. In this list, Amitabh Bachchan is at fourth position with Rs 239.25 crore. Last year, Amitabh was in seventh place. Among the players in this list, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at the fifth position with an earnings of Rs 135.93 crore. Dhoni was also at this number last year.
It is followed by Sachin Tendulkar, who is ranked 9th. Sachin's earnings are estimated at Rs 76.96 crore. He was in the same order last year.
Leaping 12 places in the list, Rohit has reached 11th position with Sharma (Rs 54.29 crore).
After this, young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was in the 30th position with Rs 29.19 crore. Pant was not in the top-100 last year.
Hardik Pandya - Jaspreet Bumrah
With Hardik Pandya (Rs 24.87 crore) 31st, Jasprit Bumrah is 33rd with Rs 23.25 crore. Pandya was ranked 60th on this list last year.