After football, cricket is the most prominent game all over the world. The fundamental explanation behind its prominence is its monstrous following in the Indian sub-continent. A great deal of cricketing stars have become national icons and henceforth successful organizations have utilized their distinction for a positive brand picture. Cricket has become a commercial entity today. In any case, its major part of commercialization came after the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008.
The two most famous industries of India – Bollywood and Cricket, joined hands to make this an enormous achievement all over the world. IPL teams need to contribute loads of money on their players in the auctions. Subsequently, a great deal of cricketers end up carrying on with an extravagant lifestyle alongside the distinction they get. Let us have a view the top 10+ richest cricketers in the world:
1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Net worth: $170 Million (₹1090 Crore)
The richest cricketers in the world is simply the ‘God of Cricket, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is the best batsman in international cricket. With in excess of 34,000 runs, Sachin is the only cricketer to have 100 centuries in international cricket. Tendulkar isn’t considered as a human figure in India, however a superhuman. He is not only a national hero, but godly figure as well.
Sachin Tendulkar has supported many worldwide brands like BMW, Pepsi, Luminous, Adidas, Canon, Phillips, Britannia, VISA, Castrol, Coca-Cola and so forth. Sachin was the first cricketer to score a ₹100-crore bargain when he became the brand ambassador of MRF in 2001. In the late 1990s, Sachin became a brand himself. He encouraged BCCI to dispose of obligation and become the richest cricketing Board in the world. As of now, Tendulkar possesses properties worth ₹520 crores. He is likewise the coach of the 4-time IPL champion team of Mumbai Indians.
2. MS Dhoni (India)
Net worth: $111 Million (₹767 Crore)
MS Dhoni is not only an inspiration to the 1.3 billion populace of India, but has also been the purpose behind many individuals to begin watching cricket. The previous captain of Indian team is an international icon. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likewise the only skipper to have all the 3 ICC Tournament Trophies to his name.
MS is a standout amongst the most generously compensated celebrities in India. He acquires more than $30 million out of brand endorsements. Dhoni has supported pretty much every other brand that people may know. He has embraced Gulf Oil, Boost, Reebok, McDowell’s, TVS Motors, Red Bus, Sony Bravia, Lays, Amrapali, Snickers, GoDaddy, Colgate, Orient and many more. He was likewise the brand ambassador of Reebok for just about 7-8 years. Dhoni likewise has invested in ISL’s team of Chennaiyan FC and is additionally the proprietor of his fashion brand by the name ‘Se7en’. Dhoni is the captain of Chennai Super Kings and is under a ₹15-crore/year contract.
3. Virat Kohli (India)
Net worth: $92 Million (₹638 Crore)
There is no uncertainty that Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the present time. The Indian skipper has scored more than 10,000 ODI runs with a mind boggling average of over 59.5. Virat is not only a national icon, but a huge brand himself. While staring at the TV, people will understand that Virat Kohli is a part pretty much every alternate advertisement on their TV screen. His latest signing is with the MRF, with whom he broadened his bat sponsorship deal for 8 years for $ 15 million. Kohli additionally became the most generously compensated cricketer in IPL when he expanded his ₹17 Crore contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018.
Kohli charges nearly $1 million every day for his shoots and his endorsements bring him nearly $20 million, a figure which may go up to $34 million in coming weeks. The right-handed batsman from Delhi has embraced international brands like Pepsi, Valvoline, Google, Hero Moto corp, Colgate, Tissot, Too Yumm, Manyavar and so on. In 2015, he signed a 5-crore contract with Audi India. In 2018, he likewise became the Brand Ambassador of the world-popular transportation organization, Uber. Kohli likewise owns ISL’s football team of FC Goa. He additionally has his own fashion brands by the name Wrogn and One8 (partnered with Puma).
4. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
Net worth: $70 Million (₹500 Crore)
Next is South Africa’s Jacques Kallis. Jacques Kallis is the best all-rounder international cricketer has ever seen. Kallis has scored 25,534 runs and has scalped 577 wickets in his 519 international appearances. He played a pivotal role for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2012 and helped them to be delegated as the champions. In 2014, The previous South African all-rounder signed a one-year contract with the Big Bash League franchise of Sydney Thunders. He was made the brand ambassador Advanced Hair Studio India in 2017. As of now, Kallis is the Batting consultant of KKR.
5. Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Net worth: $65 Million (₹450 Crore)
Next on the list is Australia’s most prominent skipper who ever played the game – Ricky Ponting. Ricky Ponting is one of the best cricketer to ever play international cricket. He has scored in excess of 27,000 runs in his 560 international appearances. The previous Australian captain is the only cricketer (after West Indies’ Clive Lloyd) to be the triumphant captain in two back to back World Cups. Despite the fact that Ponting has been associated with a great deal of controversies, he is as yet considered as a national icon in Australia.
Ricky Ponting has been an enormous advantage for a great deal of advertisers. He has endorsed in a ton of brands like Valvoline, Adidas, Pura Milk, Rexona and so forth. He was the brand ambassador of the cricket bat organization Kookaburra. Ponting was paid a million-dollar pay by Cricket Australia, and furthermore earned nearly $4 million per year through advertisements. His ubiquity and a superb cricketing profession has made him an exceptionally commentator for Channel 9. As of now, he is the head mentor of the IPL team Delhi Capitals, who stood third in the season of 2019.
6. Brian Lara (West Indies)
Net worth: $60 Million (₹415 Crore)
On number 5 is the magnificent West Indian batsman Brian Lara. Lara is one of the world’s best batsman international cricket has seen. He has scored in excess of 21,000 runs in the 430 international he has played. He is the only batsman to score 400 in an innings of a test match. Brian Lara’s classy batting had earned him fans from the Caribbean islands, however from everywhere throughout the globe.
The previous West Indian captain played a major role in inspiring the economy of West Indies Cricket Board as his batting execution and rising prominence pulled in a ton of sponsors. Lara likewise became the Brand Ambassador of the Indian Tire organization MRF a helped it in increasing worldwide prevalence. Post retirement, Lara has played Professional Golf and has won a great deal of international Golf competitions also.
7. Shane Warne (Australia)
Net worth: $50 Million (₹346 Crore)
Next is Australia’s amazing leg-spinner Shane Warne. With more than 1,000 international wickets to his name, Shane Warne is the second best bowler in international cricket. Warne has been a national star for Australian fans. Warnie was the skipper of the triumphant group of Rajasthan Royals in the lady season IPL in 2008. He retired from IPL in 2011 and right now is the head mentor of Rajasthan Royals.
The Australian legend has endorsed brands like Victoria Bitter, Pepsi, McDonald’s and some more. Post his retirement, Warne has been an active commentator and is prevalent for giving brutally honest views on the cricketer’s the present time.
8. Virender Sehwag (India)
Net worth: $40 Million (₹277 Crore)
Next on this list is one of the world’s best opening batsmen, Virender Sehwag. Sehwag has scored 17,253 runs in his 374 international appearances. He has represented Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab in his 8-year long profession in IPL. Right now, he is a commentator for Star India. Viru was the brand ambassador of Hero Honda for quite a while. He has likewise endorsed for international brands like Boost, Samsung, Reebok, Adidas and some more. Today, Virender Sehwag likewise runs a international school in Haryana. The “Nawab of Najafgarh” is a well known and an entertaining personality in India.
9. Shane Watson (Australia)
Net worth: $40 Million (₹275 Crore)
Next is Australia’s dashing All-rounder Shane Watson. Watson has made 307 international appearances and has scored 10950 runs. He has additionally picked 281 wickets for Australia. His splendid all-round capacities have helped in getting gotten for greater part of the T20 alliances in the world.
He was the costliest player in IPL 2016 as RCB got him for a 2-year contract of ₹9.5 crores/year. Watson retired from international cricket in 2016 yet despite everything he keeps on playing a great deal of T20 alliances.
Watto has played in the Australian Big Bash League with Sydney Thunders. He has likewise been a part of PPL (Pakistan), CPL (West Indies) and BPL(Bangladesh)
10. Yuvraj Singh (India)
Net worth: $35 Million (₹245 Crore)
Number 10 on this list is India’s own one of a kind “Punjab da Puttar” Yuvraj Singh. Yuvi has represented the Indian cricket team in 402 matches and has scored 11,868 runs. He was “man of the Tournament” in T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC World Cup 2011. Yuvraj is a famous figure in India and has endorsed for brands like Puma, LG, Reebok, Xbox, Revital and Pepsi. He was the most generously compensated cricketer in IPL for continuous seasons of 2014 and 2015. He was purchased by the Delhi Daredevils for an enormous measure of ₹16 crores in 2015. Yuvi additionally runs his very own charitable foundation called “YouWeCan” for making cancer awareness. In 2017, Yuvraj initiated his very own fashion label by the name ‘YWC’ which picked up a great deal of positive response.