India Test captain Virat Kohli is all set to open fitness chains across various cities in India. He will be investing a sum of Rs 90 crore in setting up this chain.
Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers in the Indian cricket team and he is going to follow in the footsteps of India limited-overs captain MS Dhoni. Dhoni already has a fitness chain across many cities in India called 'SportsFit'.
Kohli's gymnasium chain will be called 'Chisel'. It will be jointly owned by Kohli, Chisel Fitness and CSE, which is the sister concern of Cornerstone Sports and Entertainment. It is the same agency that manages India's Test captain.
This Indian batting superstar co-owns the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa and also has his own clothing line for youths known as 'Wrogn'.
Kohli is not the first Indian cricketer to have invested his money in business concerns.
The costliest player of IPL 2015, Yuvraj Singh, decided to float a venture fund to support young enterpreneurs by investing in start-ups in various sectors. Yuvraj will be investing a sum of Rs 50 crores over a period of three - four years and this venture fund is named 'YouWeCan'.
KKR and Karnataka opener Robin uthappa has co-founded a food start-up named 'iTiffin'. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly co-owns the ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata and also runs his own cricket academy in Kolkata. And there are several other former Indian cricketers who have opened up restaurants in different cities across India.