Cricket is the world’s 2nd most watched sports after Football. The favoritism of cricket you can guess with realizing the fact that “T20 is the shortest format of the cricket, even it takes almost 5 hours of time to play it”. Apart from T20 cricket the One Day Cricket takes a time of 8-9 hours to play. And if we talk about the Test Cricket it takes 5 days long to play. Now just think about is there any sports existing in the world that even match the time duration of shortest format of cricket (T20). No, not even nearest the cricket. So this is the fact on behalf you can judge the favoritism and popularity of the Cricket.
After coming of T-20 cricket, the world has seen the most exciting face of cricket. T-20 is also the reason of many premier leagues like the most famous IPL, CPL, CL, PCL, BPL and many more. It is The source becomes the heaven for the cricketers, they made a huge money from this. Apart from the playing cricket, cricketers earn huge money from advertising & sponsorship. Cricketers are also a businessman. They have their own company, brand, hotels, resorts, schools and many more sources from they making the huge money.
Do you know about the top 10 richest cricketers in the world currently? keep scrolling this blog to eat the same.
#1 Sachin Tendulkar: 118 Million USD
God of Cricket! The Record Man! Master Blaster! What we should not call him. But only his name is enough for cricket fans, no explanation is required. One of the greatest batsman and cricketer in all the format of cricket and from all time. He creates a milestone in term of making Runs, Centuries, Half Centuries, and many more cricket records in Test and One Day cricket. There is hardly any major record you will find in international cricket which was not broken by Sachin. He is the first batsman in the world, Whose name has the world record of making 100 centuries in international cricket. Also, the first who made a double century in an ODI match.
Sachin Tendulkar’s net worth estimates to be 118 million US Dollars. Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador of Coca-Cola, Toshiba, Adidas, BMF etc. He owned an ISL franchise Kerala Blasters.
#2 MS Dhoni: 103 Million USD
Captain Cool, Greatest Wicket Keeper, Hard Hitter, Helicopter Shot, Match Winner, Match Finisher, Great human being and the man who wins every international cricket trophies for India, These words are enough to define MS DHONI’s contributions for the cricket.
Greatest cricket captain of India & world of course. With more than 15000 international runs and maintained the average above 50 with batting in lower middle orders makes him winning knock player. It may be talking about his smarts captaincy, his speed of grabbing the ball behind the stumps and send any batsman to pavilion end, he is the greatest wicketkeeper in the world.
MS Dhoni’s Net worth is 104 US Dollars. Dhoni is Co-Owner of ISL side Chennaiyin FC, Mahi Racing Team India, and Ranchi Rays. He is also the brand ambassador of Aircel, Pepsi, Sonata, TVS Motors, Dream 11 etc.
#3 Virat Kohli: 92 million USD
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, Modern Day cricket legendary batsman, he is breaking every cricket book records with writing the new lesson and also creating the milestone for the future what Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman have created in cricket.
Apart from a cricket legend Virat Kohli is one of the richest cricketers in the world. His net worth is 92 million USD. He is in regular A grade paid list in BCCI, Playing for The IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore and featuring as the brand ambassador of many commercial projects. Very Soon Virat Kohli will take the 1st position of the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world.
#4 Ricky Ponting: 65 Million USD
Rickey Ponting is one of best cricket captain and the greatest batsman of all time. He led Australia to win the 2003 & 2007 ICC ODI World Cup. The Australian team was unbeatable at once when Ponting was the captain of Team Australia. He played 168 test, 375 ODI and 17 T-20 international matches for Australia and made more than 27,000 runs in international cricket including all formats
Rickey Ponting’s Net Worth is 65 Million USD Dollars, he earns as a professional cricketer and endorsed many Internationa brands. And this made him one of the richest cricketer in the world.
#5 Shane Warne: 50 Million USD
Former Australian Cricketer and one of the greatest spinner in cricket all time. Shane Warne as picked up 708 test wicket in 145 matches and 293 test wicket in 194 ODI matches. He played for Australia from 1992 to 2007. Warne also featured in IPL as Rajasthan Royals captain and was the 1st winning team captain in 2008. He is also a cricket commentator and a Poker player.
Shane Warne net worth is 55 Million USD Dollars. He earned as a professional cricketer, cricket commentator, and several media sources. He endorsed many international brands like Advanced Hair, Nine Network, Codemaster video games, 888poker etc. He is at number 5 in the list of worlds top 10 richest cricketers.
#6 Virender Sehwag: 40 Million USD
World’s most destructive opener batsman, also a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler. Virender Sehwag was part of the 2003, 2007, 2011 ICC ODI world cup. He will always one of the best the best destructive batsman India and world ever had. Sehwag had played 251 ODI, 104 test and 19 T-20 international matches for India. He was the first Indian who made a triple century for India in Test match and 2nd after Sachin Tendulkar to hit 200 in ODI. He made more than 17,000 runs in all the formats of international cricket.
Virendra Sehwag net worth is 40 Million US Dollar, he endorsed the brands like Adidas, Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Reebok, Hero Honda, Britania, Etc. Sehwag is also running the cricket academy (charity) named Sehwag International School. To built this academy Haryana government offered him 23-acres land after hitting the triple century on Jhajjar-Gurgaon Main Road in Jhajjar District of Haryana.
#7 Yuvraj Singh: 35 Million USD
A stylish left-handed batsman, all-rounder, and smart fielder! Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh playing for India from the year 2000 and represented India in 2003, 2007, 2011 ODI world cup. Yuvraj played more 300 ODI matches for India and he also has 10,000 international runs including all three formats of cricket. He is energetic fielder on the field and part-time wicket-taking spinner, that makes him the complete all-rounder. He played a major role for India to win the 2011 ODI world cup and 2007 T-20 world cup. He was the player of the series in 2011 ODI world cup.
Yuvraj Singh is one of the richest cricketers in the world, his net worth is 35 Milion US Dollars. He is the brand ambassador of many top international brands like Nestle, Revital, Laureus And Mercedes-Benz, LG, Puma, etc.
#8 Shane Watson: 35 Million USD
Shane Watson is former Australian cricketer and captain. He played for Australia from 2002 to 2015. Shane Watson is a great Australian all-rounder, a right-handed destructive batsman, and a right-handed wicket taking medium fast bowler. Shane Watson is a complete match winning package for his team. He played 59 Test match, 190 ODI and 58 T-20 international matches. He made more than 10,000 runs international runs and picked up 291 international wickets.
Shane Watson net worth is 35 Million US Dollars. He endorsed brands like Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer. Shane Watson is at Number 8th in the list top 10 richest cricketers list.
#9 Shahid Afridi: 30 Million USD
One of the best destructive batsman, spinner, fielder, and all-rounder in international cricketer from Pakistan. Debut in 1996 against Kenya in the age of 16 years was the youngest debut cricketer in the world, he was also the youngest cricketer who made a century in 16 years of Age. He played 398 ODI, 27 Test, and 99 T-20 international matches and made more than 10,000 runs and also picked up 541 international wickets including Test, ODI & T-20 matches. He is at the 1st position for hitting the 351 sixes in ODI international cricket.
Shahid Afridi net worth is 30 Million US Dollars. He endorsed Pepsi & Co, Habib Bank, Jazz, Head & Shoulder. He is also playing many premier leagues like Australian Big Bash, English County Hampshire, Bangladesh Premier League, Sri Lanka Premier League and also he played in IPL in 2008 from Deccan Chargers side. He is also running his Restaurants and Car Show Rooms in Pakistan.
#10 Suresh Raina: 25 Million USD
He is the best example of the Gentleman. The aggressive Left-handed Indian batsman, part-time off-break bowler and one of the greatest fielder in the world. He played many match-winning knocks. He is also known as the Mr. IPL because of his consistent batting performance. He has the ability to hit the six from the very first ball. He was the important part of the Indian team in 2011 ODI world cup when India won the world cup. Also, he was the first player from Indian side who hits the century in all formats of cricket. He played 226 ODI, 78 T-20 and 18 Test matches for India.
Suresh Raina net worth is 25 Million US Dollars. His source of wealth is Match fees, IPL deal, Endorsements, BCCI Contract and endorsements like. Pepsi, CEAT, Adidas, Brand Ambassador for IPOL.
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