Cricketer Lifestyle

Richest Cricketer In The World

The Game of Cricket and its rule have changed over the years and its popularity has also increased exponentially. With the increase in popularity, more sponsors are partnering with cricket-related activities. That’s why now many richest sports players belong to Cricket. We will reveal the name of the richest cricketer in the world.

Richest Cricketer In The World

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How Cricketers are Paid?

Cricketers who are playing for their country currently received handsome amounts per match from their respective Boards. BCCI paid Rs.15 Lakh for every Test match to Indian Cricketer and Rs.6 lakh for every ODI match. Secondly, they are paid by sponsors for using their brand bat or Kit. Cricketers are also earned a good amount from endorsing brand products on TV or on the online platform.

Over the years T20 leagues like the Indian Premier League and Big Bash League generated huge revenue from sponsorships. Ultimately, helped Cricketers to earn more amount from these leagues. For example, Dhoni earned more than 137 crores from 13 IPL seasons.

Who is the Richest Cricketer In The World?

1.Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in 2021. His Net Worth is INR.1090 crore ($150 Million) despite retiring from Cricket. Sachin Tendulkar endorsed many big brands like Adidas, MRF, Pepsi, TVS, Reynolds, Toshiba, Airtel, Colgate, and Castrol India. He owns properties of Rs.520 crore. He was the first cricketer to secure a deal of INR.100 crore with MRF in 2001.

Sachin owns the Kochi football team in Indian Super League and a team Bengaluru Blasters in Badminton League. He is also co-owner of the Tamil Thalaivas team in the Pro Kabbadi League. He is the chief mentor of Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

2.MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is the 2nd richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of INR.816 crore ($111 Million). Former Cricketer, MS Dhoni is the most successful Captain for India. He is known for his cool nature under pressure. He is on the 2nd spot on this list despite retired from International cricket. However, he is playing Indian Premier League.

Dhoni endorsed many famous brands including Reebok, Red Bus, GoDaddy, Dream11, Colgate, Gulf Oil, etc. He also owns a football team name Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League. He is the owner of the brand ‘Se7en’ a fashion brand. MS Dhoni earns INR.15 crore from the Indian Premier League per year. He also opened his cricket academy in Dubai.

3.Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli with a net worth of INR.688 crore ($93 Million). Virat Kohli is the most marketable brand in the cricket field, according to Forbes. He is also the wealthiest Indian cricketer this year. He is the backbone of the Indian cricket team. Virat Kohli’s net worth is expected to reach a new height in the coming years if the graph of his performance rises in the coming years. He may become the richest cricketer in the coming years.

Virat Kohli currently is co-owner of a football team name FC Goad in ISL. He has the most Instagram followers among Indians with 105 million followers and has 41.1 million followers on Twitter. He is the highest-paid cricketer in IPL with INR.17 crore per year. Virat Kohli also owns fashion brands One8 (partnering with Puma) and Wrogn. He makes a huge income of more than INR.17 crore from the endorsement of different brands like Hero Moto Corp, Pepsi, Manyavar, etc.

4.Ricky Ponting

Rickey Ponting is the 4th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of INR.500 crore ($70 million) in 2021. The Former Australian Captain has played cricket from 1995 to 2012 and still makes a place in the top 5 richest cricketers in the world in 2021. He has written a book titled ‘At The Close Of Play’ and he earned a handsome income from this book. This book is one of the top-selling cricket books.

Ponting has endorsed many brands like Adidas, Rexona, Kookaburra bat, Valvoline, etc. He is currently the head coach of the Delhi Capitals team in IPL. He is also a commentator for Channel nine.

5.Brian Lara

Brian Lara with a net worth of INR.415 crore ($60 million) is the 5th richest cricketer in the world. Brian Lara who played for West Indies is one of the all-time greats in Cricket. He was included in the ICC Hall of Fame in 2012. Pearl and Bunty Lara Foundation is an organization founded by Brian Lara with the aim to address social care problems. Brian is the brand ambassador of MRF. He is also a commentator/anchor.

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