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Virat Kohli Ranked Most Valuable Celebrity For The 4th Year In A Row

Virat Kohli, Indian skipper continued his golden run as he was ranked the most valuable celebrity for the fourth year in a row. His brand valuation is estimated at $237.7 million despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, Virat Kohli’s brand value is almost double of the next best celebrity on the list.

According to the Celebrity Brand Valuation Study 2020 by Duff & Phelps, Virat Kohli witnessed a jump of 13.8% and is far ahead of Indian actor Akshay Kumar, who retained the second spot in the rankings with a brand valuation of $118.9 million. Next in line is actor Ranveer Singh with a brand value of $102.9 million.

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images

Virat Kohli Only Cricketer To Make It To Top 10 Most Valued Celebrities Of India

Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to make it to the top-10 most valued celebrities of India. The Indian captain tops the list with the rest of the names being those of Bollywood actors and actress. According to the Celebrity Brand Valuation Study, Indian opener and vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, too, jumped a few spots to grab rank #17 on the list.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Of the top ten most-valued celebrities, only Virat Kohli is outside of the filmdom and of the nine-film stars, only two are females in the 2020 ranking.

With a valuation of USD 51.1 million, Shah Rukh Khan has improved his ranking by a notch to the fourth slot in 2020, while Deepika Padukone is the fifth most valued celeb with USD 50.4 million but down from the third slot in 2019 while young Alia Bhatt has improved to the sixth slot from seventh in 2019 with USD 48 million.

Ayushmann Khurrana has moved up four notches to be placed 6th with a valuation of USD 48 million, but Salman Khan slipped two notches to be placed 8th with a value of USD 45 million, while Amitabh Bachchan is in ninth place(USD 44.2 million) and Hrithik Roshan is ranked 10th (USD 39.4).

Virat Kohli Is Back In Action After A Paternity Break

Coming off the landmark tour of Australia, India will start as firm favourites against England. With captain Virat Kohli returning to an already dangerous batting order comprising of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant and openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, the team boasts of an impregnable aura.

With Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, as well as Hardik Pandya in the list of players available for selection for the first 2 Tests, India undoubtedly hold the upper hand coming into the series. England will be sternly challenged by a resurgent Indian bowling attack, which has very recently showcased in Australia how intimidating it can be, even without their senior and well-established bowlers.

Ajinkya Rahane with Cheteshwar Pujara.
Ajinkya Rahane with Cheteshwar Pujara. PTI.

The series looks set to be as entertaining as the recently concluded series Down Under. The 4-match series promises to be one that fans who are starved of International cricket at home for the past one year would be enthusiastically looking forward to.

Virat Kohli returned to lead the national side after the paternity leave which saw him miss 3 Tests in Australia. The Test series will ultimately decide the second finalist for inaugural World Test Championship as New Zealand have already secured their place for the final.

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Tahir Raj Bhasin’s Look As Sunil Gavaskar Revealed In 83′ Movie; Ranveer Singh Shares The Photo

The Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is coming with a movie which is the most memorable moment in India’s cricket history. The World Cup 1983 is an unforgettable memory and is a hear touching memory of the biggest cricket-loving country-India. On the official social media account, Ranveer released the first look of Tahir Raj Bhasin, who would be enacting the role of the Little Master and opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar in the movie.

The movie is scheduled to hit the cinemas on 10th April 2020 in India. As the release date is close, the buzz for the movie is gradually increasing. The poster released depicts Tahir who is shown swinging a bat precisely in Gavaskar’s style.

Ranveer Singh will play the lead role

Ranveer Singh, who is acting Kapil Dev in the movie, has wished the former Indian skipper on his birthday. The movie is wholly created on the England grounds with the support of the cricketers.

Along with Ranveer, the forthcoming movie features plenty of iconic stars. Deepika Padukone will play the opposite lead role of Ranveer, who is also a couple in real life. R Badree, Hardy Sandhu, Chirag Patil, Saqib Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Bhasin, Ammy Virk, and Sahil Khattar will make their presence as part of the team of Men in Blue.

Ranvir Singh t play kapil Dev (Photo Source: twitter)

ICC World Cup 2019: Ranveer Singh Gets Warning From Brock Lesnar’s Advocate After Hardik Pandya’s Praise

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was in attendance during India Pakistan match on Sunday. However, with cricket being the most talking in the country, it is natural that even Ranveer Singh got caught into the phobia.

After a comprehensive win by India on Sunday, Ranveer Singh took a selfie with all rounder Hardik Pandya. He soon posted it on his official twitter handle, with a cool caption.

Ranveer Singh’s tweet read: “Eat. Sleep. Dominate. Repeat. The name is Hardik. Hardik Pandya. @hardikpandya7 ma boi #unstoppable.”

While, Indian fans are very happy with the tweet. Even though it was viral, it somehow reached WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar’s advocate Peter Heyman. The manager of Brock soon replied to the tweet after being unhappy with Ranveer’s tweet. Brock Lesnar’s slogan is : “Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat”

The wrestler is often seen using it before entering the ring in WWE. Heyman replied to the tweet which is also catching the audience.

Heyman’s reply was: “@RanveerOfficial ARE YOU F’N KIDDING ME???????????
1 – It’s Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat
2 – Copyright #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar
3 – I am litigious

Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh is currently shooting in England for his upcoming ’83. The movie is based on the events that took place as India went on to win their first ever world cup in 1983.

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Keeping the controversies and movies apart, the current team are looking very strong. Even after Bhuvneshwar Kumar got injured, the Indian bowling looked super good. They managed to rattle Pakistan’s middle order with utmost ease.

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Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the world cup on Wednesday.  Talented Rishabh Pant will take up his place and will be a strong addition to India’s middle order. On the other hand, KL Rahul was pushed to open the innings against Pakistan.

He did a fantastic job against arch rivals and fans will hope to see similar performances from him in the upcoming matches. India are set to take on Afghanistan on Saturday. They started off strongly against some tough teams and can now make a little experimentation if needed.

Mohammad Shami is expected to open the bowling for India in the coming games with Jasprit Bumrah. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is sidelined for at least two matches.

Ranvir Singh t play kapil Dev (Photo Source: twitter)

ICC World Cup 2019: Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh Meet Multiple Cricket Legends In London

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh had a wonderful time in London on Sunday. The renowned actor was seen meeting some of the greatest cricketing legends.

Ranveer Singh is eagerly gearing up for his upcoming film 83. It is based on the efforts made by Indian captain Kapil Dev to win the first ever world cup for the nation. The movie will see the Indian cricket team’s journey to become world champions.

On Sunday, Ranveer has met cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Sir Vivian Richards and Shane Warne. Meanwhile, after his fan boy moment, Ranveer shared the pics on his Instagram account. He also shared them on other social media channels.

On the other hand, cricket fans surely do envy Ranveer Singh for his photo collection. The rising star managed to get pics with so many cricketing icons on a single day, is a very good effort from his side.

Here are the photos

He is clearly in awe in their presence as evident in the photos shared. Many cricketing legends are currently in England as the ICC World Cup 2019 is taking place.

India Hoping For Third World Cup

The Indian cricket team are yet to begin their World Cup campaign. But the expectations on the team are high this summer. With an impressive record in previous Champions Trophy campaign, the side is no stranger to English conditions.

Virat Kohli is very keen to lead the side to a World Cup as a captain. Having already won the title in 2011 as a player, this will be another crown jewel in his captaincy career. Meanwhile, India are lining up a very strong unit for the tournament.

Virat Kohli

Ever since Kapil Dev, India always wanted a medium pacer who can bat well. Although, not in Kapil Dev’s catergory, Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar are in the team to provide that balance. This unit also has one of the strongest bowling attacks in recent memory.

They have variety as well as wicket taking ability. This could prove to be the ultimate difference from the 2017 Champions Trophy squad. It remains to be seen, who will be contesting closely with India in World Cup 2019.

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IPL 2018: Ranveer Singh Congratulates Mumbai Indians for Their First Win of the Season

It was a sensational knock form Mumbai Indians‘ (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma which inspired them to finally stage a win in the ongoing eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Riding on a sublime knock of unbeaten 94 of 52 deliveries by the skipper, Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive 46-run victory to open their account on IPL points table.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli was a pretty disappointed man as he still ponders what is right for the team. He hasn’t found a combination which has yielded consistent results for his franchise.

Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis dazzle:

Virat won the toss and put Mumbai Indians in. Umesh Yadav provided a sensational start as he castled Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan in the very first two deliveries of the match.

However, from there on, it was all about Mumbai Indians. Along with Evin Lewis, the skipper shared a brilliant 108 runs partnership for the third-wicket.

Rohit started going after the bowlers in the death overs. His innings was laced 10 fours and five sixes. Lewis also looked in sensational touch and was dismissed after making 65 of 42 balls.

It was late blitz by Hardik Pandya which propelled Mumbai to a huge score of 213 for six in their allotted 20 overs. It required a monumental task from either Kohli or AB de Villiers – to get Bangalore anywhere close to the target.

Bangalore began well as the openers Kohli and Quinton de Kock struck some fluent boundaries.

Mumbai Indians
Photo by: Vipin Pawar/IPL/SPORTZPICS

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They got off to a flying start and raced to 40 in 4.1 overs before Mitchell McClenaghan brought about an end to de Kock’s knock.

Mitchell McClenaghan provides a double break in the fifth over:

The left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan also bagged the wicket of dangerman AB de Villiers in the same over. From there on, it became really a difficult job for Kohli.

The left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya after being taken to the cleaners in his opening over made a brilliant comeback. He eventually returned with figures of three for 28 in his allotted 4 overs – to derail Bangalore.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan also bagged two wickets each.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh congratulated Mumbai following a terrific victory over RCB.

The versatile character lauded the performances of skipper Rohit Sharma. Evin Lewis and the contributions of McClenaghan and Krunal.

“Assured all-round performance from @mipaltan! It’s been coming! Hitman @ImRo45 goes bang-bang! Captains knock! Mitch getting Quinny and AB was HUGE! @krunalpandya24 what a spell! What Variation.KICKASS! Come On @mipaltan Let’s rack up the W’s!,” he wrote.

Rohit Sharma
Photo Credit: IPL.

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MS Dhoni. Image Courtesy: BCCI

IPL 2018: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Effort Deserved the Win: Ranveer Singh

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Sunday (April 15), turned back the clock with his superlative batting performance in the narrow loss to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

The former India skipper Dhoni has faced severe criticism in recent times for his uncharacteristic slow batting. However, he blew away his detractors with his sublime innings for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Chasing a daunting 198, Super Kings were looking well out of the contest till the 16th over. With 64 runs needed off last four overs and Dhoni batting at a strike-rate of almost 100, it looked Super Kings had accepted their fate.

However, the World Cup-winning skipper Dhoni had other plans. He launched a stunning counterattack – to give a mighty scare to Punjab before his team fell short by just four runs.

Battling a back injury, Dhoni hit the top gear. In the 18th over, he hit a six and a four to make his intentions clear.

On the other end, Ravindra Jadeja added to his cause with a six on the last ball of the over. In the following over, Dhoni hit Andrew Tye for two sixes and a four.

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The 36-year old battled a back injury during his knock (Credits: BCCI)

With 17 runs needed to win in the last over off Mohit Sharma, Dhoni could only take a six and a four as Super Kings lost the thriller this time around.

But despite the loss, Dhoni has been lauded by one and all for his 44-ball unbeaten 79 run breezy knock.

The latest to lavish praise on Dhoni is none other than Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh.

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Dhoni scored 79 off 44 balls (Credits: BCCI)

Insisting that Dhoni deserved to be on the winning side, he tweeted: “Aaaaah! Almost! Oh well… @msdhoni effort deserved the win! Kya bolega…. T20 can be brutal, man… #KXIPvCSK”

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IPL ceremony to kick off on April 7. Photo Credit: Web

IPL 2018: Tamannaah Bhatia Replaces Parineeti Chopra for the Opening Ceremony

South Indian Film Industry giant, Tamannaah Bhatia, replaces Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra for the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Earlier, it was reported that Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh was scheduled to perform in the grand opening ceremony of the 11th edition of the tournament.

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Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Singh pull out of the opening ceremony. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

However, both Parineeti and Ranveer have withdrawn their names from the event. Apart from Tamannaah, stars such as Hrithik Roshan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Varun Dhawan, are slated to perform in the event at iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The lung-opener of the event will witness the resumption of the age-old rivalry of IPL, between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

Indians, of course, start off as the defending champions in the tournament.

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Hrithik to be in action at the grand IPL opening ceremony. Photo Credit: Web.

Before this, I have never performed for a sports event and of course, when you are on a stage there is a certain feeling of nervousness and excitement,” Tamannaah Bhatia told an online portal.

As a performer, the feeling to perform in a stadium and to feel the energy of the audience will be completely different,” mentions the Bahubali actress.

I am excited because there is no better sports event than IPL to perform for. We are all crazy about cricket and it’s the opening night,” concluded Tamannaah Bhatia.

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She charged INR 50 lakh for a 10-minute performance. Credits: Bollywood Hungama

Tamannaah Bhatia also took to Instagram to post a picture of her rehearsing her moves along with her crew members.

It’s time for some great adrenaline, it’s time for IPL!!#vivoipl” captioned her post.

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Hrithik Roshan on BCCI's Mind After Ranveer Singh Pulls Out of Opening Ceremony. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

IPL 2018: Hrithik Roshan Likely to Replace Ranveer Singh for Opening Ceremony

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) likely to replace injured Ranveer Singh with Hrithik Roshan for the Indian Premier League’s opening ceremony. Meanwhile, Ranveer pulled out at the last moment with an injury.

The brand new edition of the cash-rich league will commence from April 7. Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the opener.

However, the opening ceremony will take place just before the first game at the Wankhede.

Speaking to CricketNext, a senior BCCI official said Hrithik is likely to replace Ranveer.

However, the actor is yet to confirm but the official believes it will fall in place in one or two days.

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The BCCI is looking at Hrithik to woo the audience in what should be a stellar show. Having a performer like him will only raise the bar further. The official announcement should be done in a few days once the deal is signed. It is sad that Ranveer suffered an injury, but we wish him a speedy recovery,” the official said.

Meanwhile, Ranveer’s spokesperson said the doctors have advised not to perform. The doctor’s feel his high-energy performance can overstrain his shoulder.

 “After multiple medical check-ups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh to not perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury,” he said.

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Meanwhile, over the years this act has become an extravaganza where cricket meets entertainment.

However, it will be no different this time as several other Bollywood stars will set the stage on fire.

The likes of Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Parineeti Chopra will enthrall the fans with their performance in the 45-minute show.

Varun, Jacqueline, Parineeti, and Tamanna are some of the Bollywood stars who will set the stage on fire at the opening. Apart from that, you will also have the likes of Mika and Prabhudeva to entertain the fans. The idea is to not just give those at the ground a good time, but to also give those watching on television a show they will remember in the days to come,” the official concluded.

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Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh to miss the IPL opening ceremony. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

IPL 2018: Bollywood Star Ranveer Singh Likely to Give Opening Ceremony a Miss

Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh is likely to miss the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) opening ceremony. Meanwhile, he was likely to perform alongside other Bollywood celebrities.

The cash-rich league will enter into a new decade within a week’s time. The buzz around this league has started setting in among the fans.

Meanwhile, the defending champions, Mumbai India will face comeback team Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener at the Wankhede stadium on April 7th.

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However, before the season opener, there will be an opening ceremony. An array of Bollywood celebrities are likely to set the stage on fire.

One of the most popular actors in the current scene, Ranveer Singh reportedly charged a whopping five crores for his time on stage. However, as it turns out, the Padmavat actor might have to give the event a miss.

As reported in Insidesport, the actor sustained a shoulder injury during a football match owing to which he might miss out on the performance. Ranveer’s spokesperson informed the media about this update.

Ranveer Singh has injured his shoulder during a football match and has been advised not to overstrain it for at least one month. Ranveer is, however, not taking any breaks and will continue shooting for Gully Boy as per schedule,” the source said.

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Meanwhile, Ranveer is likely to consult a doctor before taking the final call.

Ranveer is in consultation with the doctors who will advise him, in a day or two, on whether he would able to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he is doing the finale act,” the source added.

Apart from Ranveer, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Parineeti Chopra will also take the stage on April 7.

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Ranveer Singh Starrer Film Based on India’s 1983 World Cup Victory Gets its Release Date

The Ranveer Singh starred film based on India’s World Cup victory in 1983 titled ‘83’ finally got its release date.

The biopic is based on the incredible victorious journey of the Indian cricket, as they lifted the coveted title after beating the West Indies at the Mecca of Cricket, the Lord’s. The film is expected to release on 5th April 2019.

It has been learnt that Kabir Khan, the director of the film has only signed Ranveer Singh for the movie till now who will be playing the role of the charismatic leader Kapil Dev. The production teams announced the release date of the film via their Twitter handles.

Khan had earlier stated that the 1983 World Cup win is probably one of the most exciting stories he has worked especially because as a schoolboy he wasn’t able to have an idea of the magnitude of that victory and how the victory changed the total cricketing culture in the country. More youngsters started taking up cricket seriously and now we can proudly say we have a world-beating team who has the ability to rule world cricket for many years to come.

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“As a young schoolboy, when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup, I had no idea that from that day onwards, cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on. And it’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalising the script,” Kabir Khan said.

Ranveer Singh who is till now the only actor to get signed for the film said that it wouldn’t be easy to make the 1983 squad, as it was one of a kind.

“1983 ki team handle karna wasn’t easy, koshish karlo mushkil se milenge aise characters poori India mein,” Ranveer was quoted as saying to Pnkvilla during an interview.

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Kapil Dev is holding the 1983 Prudential Cup aloft.

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