Cricket is a bat and ball game, which is not just a game but more than it when it comes to India. Indians are little emotional about cricket. Indians celebrate, order Pizzas, fire crackers when India wins a match, because team India’s Victory is our victory.
It’s a string that connects all Indians into one. And a victory makes a cricketer a star, a real-time star, from being an eye candy for the media, to getting modelling contracts and being a brand’s Brand Ambassador that fetches hell lot of money to them. So let’s start a count of the top ten richest cricketers in India as of 2018.
10. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian Cricketer and Captain, is regarded as one of the known cricketers in cricket history. Dravid is the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis, and is only the second Indian cricketer, after Tendulkar to score 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs. He has a net worth of $22.6 million. The immense cricketer has fetched the handsome amount from his endorsements, sports contracts as well as the sponsorship making him 10th richest cricketer of India.
9. Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan is a powerful and aggressive player of India, had made his debut In the year 2008. This young player has a net worth of $26.5 millions making him the 9th richest cricketer of the country.
8. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag, who has many records, on his name, including the highest score made by an Indian in Test cricket, which was also the fastest triple century in the history of international as well as the fastest 250 by any batsman, has a net worth of $40 million making him 8th richest cricketer of India. He earns approximately $2 million from his endorsements annually, on an average.
7. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, who had made his debut in ODI, June 2007, which is not a long period till today and still made his way to 6th most richest cricketer of India 2018. He has a world record of most runs in an ODI innings. He earns a hefty amount every year from his endorsements too. He is also one of the most handsome Indian cricketers.
6. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is not just a hero in cricket, but also in his life too. He is an all rounder in cricket and has fought and won over a fatal disease, Cancer. He became the first all-rounder to score 300 plus runs and to take 15 wickets in a single World Cup. And hence is 7th richest cricketer of India.
5. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, also called “The Prince of Calcutta”, is the fifth most richest cricket person in India. He is currently appointed as the honorable President of the Cricket Association Of Bengal because of his legendry performance and captaincy in cricket. He took his retirement in 2008 while his contribution to the Indian Cricket is unforgettable.
4. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir though is out of the national team, but is earning a decent salary from IPL as well as from some of the endorsements, making him 4th richest cricketer of India.
3. Virat Kohli
One of the Richest Athletes, Virat Kohli is not just a Cricket legend these days, but also every woman’s dream guy, esp. after world T20 series 2016, that has made India Test Captain Virat Kohli, one of the highest paid cricketers in the world. His net worth is $85 million and he earns $30 million every year making him the third richest cricketer of India as well as the world.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the idol of all Indian Cricketers, and the cricket fans, is the second richest cricketer of India as well as the world. He is known for his phenomenal performance in all the times in history. He played for more than two decades and did a remarkable job in taking Indian Cricket Team to new heights. He has a net worth of $200 million making him second richest cricketer.
1. MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the current captain of the Indian Cricket Team is the richest cricketer of India, earning $35 Million yearly, having a net worth of $200 million, is one of the biggest celebrity brand in the World Cricket right now and is not just the richest cricketer of India, but richest cricketer of the world. His biggest income comes from the endorsements. Currently, Dhoni has 20 endorsements, because of his dashing face and amazing style.
The list of top 10 richest Indian cricketers of 2018 is over but their tremendous and glorifying performance and style brings a charm to the country. These cricketers are not just the sport personalities, but the honor of India, or laureates. Their names themselves are enough. They are upbringing the true sport spirit to the country. Salute to them.