Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have given up the Test captaincy – however his vicinity in the shorter format of the matches keeps on making him a standout amongst the most marketable competitors on the planet.
Truth be told, considerably more attractive than football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – in the event that you pass by a study led by the London School of Marketing.
MS Dhoni is ninth on the rundown of the brandishing scene’s top competitors regarding the matter of drawing in the best brands. The list thought seriously about competitors’ image esteem, their yearly salary from sponsorships (as a feature of their aggregate profit), and online networking impact.
Real Madrid star Ronaldo, who as of late sold his picture rights to another club’s proprietor – and ruling FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi are tenth and thirteenth separately. Those are not by any means the only two names Dhoni is in front of. NBA star Kobe Bryant, Wimbledon finalist Maria Sharapova and sprint lord Usain Bolt likewise prepare in the wake of MSD.
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer topped the list and Tiger Woods, in spite of his poor form is positioned second. The study said that Dhoni’s aggregate income remained at $31 million – out of which $27 million originated from sponsors.
Here’s the list of the top 20 most marketable sports stars:
1. R Federer (SUI) Tennis
2. T Woods (USA) Golf
3. P Mickelson (USA) Golf
4. L James (USA) Basketball
5. K Durant (USA) Basketball
6. R McIlroy (NIR) Golf
7. N Djokovic (SRB) Tennis
8. R Nadal (ESP) Tennis
9. MS Dhoni (IND) Cricket
10. C Ronaldo (POR) Football
11. K Bryant (USA) Basketball
12. M Sharapova (RUS) Tennis
13. Lionel Messi (ARG) Football
14. Usain Bolt (JAM) Athletics
15. Neymar (BRA) Football
16. Andy Murray (GBR) Tennis
17. Kei Nishikori (JPN) Tennis
18. Derrick Rose (USA) Basketball
19. Floyd Mayweather (USA) Boxing
20. Serena Williams (USA) Tennis