Kohli’s lavish lifestyle vs poverty-stricken India’s Football captain who still lives in slum

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the World’s No.1 batsman in the modern era. His ability to score runs and will to go places makes him a class apart from most other top batsmen in world cricket.

Moreover, he can adapt to any batting surface and score runs with relative ease. He is technically gifted so much so that whatever shots he pulls off from his kitty is an absolute treat to watch. He has also perfected the art of playing almost all kind of shots.

This sums up the essential Kohli for you! He instils fearless brand of cricket in ODIs, Tests and in T20Is. He is also the highest paid cricketer in the world. In fact, he is the only cricketer to be featured in Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes.

Off the field, Virat Kohli is a marketable personality. He makes some good fortunes through advertisements and endorsements.

Virat Kohli has purchased Mumbai luxury flat which is estimated at Rs 34 crore.

This is Virat Kohli’s residence in Mumbai. (Credits: IT)

Kohli’s apartment boasts 7,000 sq ft on the 35th floor of Tower C of the superpremium project with an overall allotment of four car parking slots.

Kohli had also leased a sea-view apartment in skyscraper Raheja Legend on Worli’s Dr Annie Besant Road for a monthly rental of Rs 15 lakh. The apartment on the 40th floor of the building has a carpet area of 2,700 sq ft.

Meanwhile, other athletes from different sports don’t have a luxurious home like Virat Kohli though they brought glory to India.

Life has not been so good for athletes who don’t play cricket. Now let’s take a look at the other side of Indian sports. Soni Kumari, who is the skipper of the Under-14 Indian football team is now living in poverty.

Now you are looking at Soni’s house. She lives in immense poverty! (Credits: India.com)

The ever-so-talented footballer was a huge part of the Indian women under-14 team that won Asian Football Confederation Tournament in 2013 and then she was promoted as the captain of the Under-14 Football team.

Hailing from West Champaran district of Bihar, the footballer comes from economically backward sections of the society. Her coach, Sunil Verma went on to reveal how in 2010 Soni was wearing a torn T-shirt approached him to play football.

The training was not really easy for Soni, and she had also once collapsed because of stomach ache as the young girl had nothing to eat last night.

Defying all the odds and no big support from the government, the young footballer Soni still went on to represent India at international levels. Soni was even felicitated by UNICEF.

Athletes should be treated fairly. They are the ones who bring laurels to India and despite which sport they play, they all should be given equal priority.