Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina in list of World top 100 athletes

India captain Virat Kohli, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish left-handed batsmen, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, have found places in this year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list that made its debut last year.While Kohli is placed in the 13th spot and Dhoni in the 15th, Yuvraj and Raina have been ranked 90th and 95th respectively,The list is ESPN’s ranking of the 100 most famous active athletes in the world.Heading the list is top Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo while NBA great Lebron James, another football star Lionel Messi and tennis ace Roger Federer are the top four athletes,

28-year-old Kohli joined the likes of Bolt, Rickie Fowler and Thierry Henry as a Puma endorser and his eight-year deal with the shoe company is worth more than 100 crore rupees,As part of the overall package ESPN The Magazine will dedicate an entire issue to World Fame 100, including features on some athletes,After beating a rare form of lung cancer, Yuvraj has given fans someone to look up to when things get tough. In 2015, he launched the YouWeCan foundation to fight cancer.Among others to be featured likewise are 18-time Grand Slam men’s singles champion Federer, Real Madrid superstar, Ronaldo, biggest draw in athletics, Bolt, NBA star, Kevin Durant, swimming ace, Ryan Lochte, and Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton.Virat Kohli is presently leading the Indian cricket team that is defending the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and they will begin their campaign on 4,June, 2017 against Pakistan.

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