Cricket being the most popular sport in almost all countries and people love to watch. All countries people love their team and sport them too. Cricketers are no doubt the major sponsors of the game and its related commercial aspects. Cricket is a gentlemen game and also a high payout game for those who divert crowd on and off the field. We have a list of top 10 richest cricketers right now with their annual income.
With regular recitals on the global circuit, many cricketers see their net worth bloom with every deal. But it is true that ads add a stop-start measurement to cricket, but at the end of the day. The world richest cricketers well-known fact is that most of the players earn a lot through endorsements. There are others as well, and you can check below.
The net worth of most famous players not only dependent on their salary and they also get the ads that are the significant source of their net worth increments. The world richest players go up, and brand also presents a sophisticated look with the company of these stars who support the product and brand.
A List of Top 10 Richest Cricketers Right Now
10- Rahul Dravid – US $22.6 Million
Rahul Dravid is a former cricketer belongs to Indian. He is regarded as one of the known cricketers in cricket history. Dravid is the 4th highest run scorer in Test Cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis, and Ricky Ponting. He is the 2nd Indian cricketers who score 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs. Rahul has 22.6 million USD net worth. He immense cricketer has fetched the impressive amount from his sports contracts and endorsements, as well as the ads.
9- Yuvraj Singh – US $35.5 Million
Yuvraj is not only popular in cricket history, but also in his personal life too. He is an all-rounder in cricket that score 300+ runs and take 15 wickets in a World Cup. Yuvraj has fought and won over a fatal disease, Cancer. Now he is the 9th world richest cricketers.
8- Virender Sehwag – Us 40 Million
Virender Sehwag is one of the best openers in the Indian cricket teams. Boldness and brute force his biggest strength. As an opener holds the record for the highest score by an Indian in Tests with a 319, which is the fastest triple century in the history of cricket. Sehwag presented a tough test to every rival bowler he met. As a regular opener, he was often mounted upon to offer healthy and speedy starts to the innings.
7- Shane Watson – US $40 Million
Shane debuted for Australia in 2002 as a younger player that had an enormous status from first- class cricket. He left a huge abandoned in Australian cricket after his tremendous, consistent performances. He is one of the best all-rounder players in the cricket having the ability to float around in the fluttering order. Watson has arranged to fit into both the anchor’s and finisher’s role to perfection. He has cropped up as one of the best all-rounders in limited overs history.
6- Shahid Afridi – US $41 million
Shahid Afridi is one of the finest cricketers to have played the game. He will engrave in every cricket fan’s heart for the amount of entertaining he showcased throughout his career. Warmly called “Lala,” he debuted at the up-and-coming age of 16 and became the youngest cricketers to score a century when he touched the milestone against SriLanka.
He is also active in social activities as well and also become a part of many social events. He is a part of the UNICEF for their anti-polio movement in Pakistan.
5- Shane Warne – US $50 million
Warne was a handy lower order batsman that has above 3000 runs to his credit. He is famous as ‘Ball of the century.’ He has left a significant legacy behind him after his retirement. In gratitude of the leggie’s energy, the series involving Sri Lanka and Australia was renamed ‘Warne-Muralitharan’trophy. Shane Warne’s career was irked with several of them, as well as a few hefty fines and bans. After retirement, Warne has assumed the role of cricket commentator and also a professional poker player for Australia.
4- Virat Kohli – US $53 million
Virat Kohli is not only the richest athletes these days but also every woman’s dream guy. After 2016 world T20 series, he has made Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli. He is the world highest paid cricketers. He earned every single year the US $12 million. This is making him the member of the world richest cricketer as well as an Indian most productive player.
3- Ricky Ponting – US $65 million
Ricky Ponting is one of the Australia’s handpicked and most successful captains. He will be forever revoked for captaining the Australian team in ‘The Golden Era’ that saw Australia bestowing a stiff contest to every team that emanated their way. During his career, he is the highest run-scorer for Australia across all formats. He is the second leading run-scorer in the world.
2- Mahendra Singh Dhoni – the US $103 million
The Indian short skipper MS Dhoni is the second richest player that has the net worth over $100 million. He is a player of the Indian cricket team for almost ten years and equaled the most international record as captain. Dhoni got the many awards in his glittering career including the prestigious Padma Shri. Dhoni holds the record for the most number of ads deals signed by a cricketer.
1- Sachin Tendulkar – US $118 million
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the prominent players to have played the game. The records in contradiction of his name will take more than an era to beat. Indeed, he has retired from the match, and his record remains imprinted forever. He had played 664 international matches and recorded a gob-slap 34,357 runs.