Cricket is one of the most famous and lucrative sports around the Globe. With elevating interest of audience and spectators, moreover with each passing day cricket is making more and more space in the world. Nowadays, as we all know cricket is not only about sports. It is more about fame and name. If you are good in Cricket, you can easily attract loads and loads of bucks. Even International players make in millions every Indian Premier League also called IPL. So below in this article, we will talk about Richest Cricketers in the World.
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Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World
1. Sachin Tendulkar ( Richest Cricketer in the World )
Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar), this player is one of the top-notch players in Cricket’s history. He is an Indian former international cricket player and started as Indian Cricket Team’s Captain. He is famously known as ‘Master Blaster’ and ‘God of Cricket’. He is the one and only cricket player to have 100 centuries in international cricket.
He is currently having a net worth of more than 180$ million and also promotes some of the best brands around the world such as VISA, BMW(Bayerische Motoren Werke), Pepsi, and many more. He got famous in his 90s and records depict that he earned more than $20 million every year by his signed deals with world-famous brands.
2. Ricky Ponting ( Second Richest Cricketer in the World )
Ricky Ponting, also known as Australia’s best cricket player with a net worth of 97$ million. Ricky Ponting earned more than half of his net worth as a professional cricketer and by brand endorsement. He captured more records than any other player in Australian cricket history. Rickey Ponting has scored the most runs for the Australian cricket team and his country.
He has thirteen thousand three hundred and six runs in his test matches. While he was captain of the Australian cricket team, the win ratio was about 68%. He played as a batsman. There is not even a shadow of a doubt that he was the best captain in Australia’s cricket till now. With all of his dedication and struggle, he is now one of the richest cricketers in the world.
3. Virat Kohli ( Third Richest Cricketer in the World )
Virat Kohli, the world knows this player for his looks and techniques. He is the highest-earning sportsman and delivers us best that he can. He is killing in every field, whether it is fitness or opening or captaincy. He is a brand and when you scroll through your newsfeed or social media, you will get to know he is everywhere. His contract with bat sponsorship gained him more than fifteen million dollars.
Moreover, coming towards shoot, He charges more than one million dollars per day. He is the brand ambassador of more than 15 brands and all of these brands are world-famous and well renowned. Some of the brands are Colgate, Tissot, Google, Pepsi, and many more. Like other cricketers, he started his own brand with a partnership with Puma named One8.
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
This man is a legend in himself and to be real he increased the number of spectators for Cricket. More than 1.5 billion people love him not only in India, he is a global icon. He was one of the best captains in the cricket arena. At one point, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was one of the best highest-paid celebrities in the world and moreover, a movie named “M.S Dhoni – The Untold Story” is made on him to show his struggle and more about his life. He has 3 ICC Trophies. He is also captain of Indian Premier League’s Team Chennai Super Kings.
5. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis, is an African coach and was a cricket player. As Jacques Kallis was an all Rounder with right-handed batting and right-arm fast bowling. He is one of the best all-rounders of all time. During Indian Premier League 2012, he played a vital role for Kolkata Night Riders and helped ’em win. His net worth is around 75$ million and he is batting coach (consultant) for KKR (Kolkata Night Riders).
6. Shane Warne
Shane Warne was an Australian cricket player but now he is working as an Australian Cricket commentator. He was one of the best captains of Australian’s cricket Team. With more than 1000 wickets, he is the world’s second bowler to claim it. He is the head coach of Rajasthan royals. He is the brand ambassador of Pepsi, McDonald’s, and many more. He is now living up with the net worth of more than 70$ million and counting on.
7. Brian Lara
Brian Charles Lara or also Known as Lara, one of the most famous batsmen of all time. He was a member of the west indies team. He scores more than twenty-one thousand scores in four hundred international matches. He is the only player till now to score 400 in an inning during a test match. He isn’t limited to cricket, he also played gold and won many international awards. His net worth is around 60$ million and Lara is the brand ambassador of MRF tyres.
8. Virender Sehwag
Virendra Sehwag is a popular and world-famous Indian cricketer, well known for his aggressive batting. He was also the captain of Delhi DareDevils. He is the first batsman to score the fastest triple hundreds. He is retired and currently works as a commentator with a net worth of 55$ million. He opened a school for students who can not manage to arrange funds and those who are disabled. He is a brand ambassador of Hero Honda and many international brands such as Boost, Reebok, Adidas, and many more with world-class grading.
9. Yuvraj Singh
Next to Virender Sehwag, on the list of richest cricketers in the world is Yuvraj Singh famous for his batting. He is retired and currently having a net worth of 50$ million. He is now working as a commentator and he is the only player who scored six sixes in six balls against England, that was one of his best performances.
10. Shane Watson
Watson is one of the well-known players and he scored more than ten thousand scores. He used his full range of techniques to acquire this place. He was the most expensive player during IPL 2016. He also played big bash leagues. He is having a net worth around 40$ million.