There are many of the sports in the world, which are very popular and watched around the world. These popular games have given immense of fame and wealth to the players. One such game is cricket, which is played and watched in most of the parts of the world. Cricket has become very famous and developed nicely in the countries like India, Australia, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, etc.
Previously many great cricketers have earned handsomely in this game. Now, we will see some of the Richest Cricketers in the World. These players have shown great sports in last two years. Let us look at some of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world as of 2018.
10. Michael Clarke [ Yearly Income – $2.9 million ]
Michael Clarke is a richest Australian cricketer born on 2nd April 1981, in Australia. Michael Clarke is also named by the nickname “Clarkey “ and “Nemo”. Michael Clarke is an excellent cricketer from the Australian Cricket Team, who has played nicely. Currently, his yearly income is around $2.9m.
He has earned nicely through Australian Cricket Board and endorsing with the brands like Spartan Sports, Gillette, etc. He has even been the captain of the Australian team for few years. He is a very good cricketer in the Australian team.
9. AB De Villiers [ Yearly Income – $3.5 million ]
AB De Villiers was born on 17th February in 1984, in South Africa. He is also nicknamed as “Mr.360”, due to his ability to play the shots in all the directions. He has a very good strike rate that can change the whole match. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $3.5m.
He has earned through South African central contract, through IPL(Indian Premiere League) and endorsing different brands. He is currently considered as one of the best batsman in the world.
8. Gautam Gambhir [ Yearly Income – $5 million ]
Gautam Gambhir was born on 14th October 1981, in India. He is known by the nickname “Gauti”. He is a very good batsman, who usually comes in the opening and plays splendidly in initial overs. In recent years, he has shown some nice performance. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $5m.His main income comes through various brands endorsements and through the IPL contract. Gautam Gambhir has very good shot selection ability and can really play all types of bolls.
7. Yuvraj Singh [ Yearly Income – $5.5 million ]
Yuvraj Singh was born on 12th December 1981, in India. He is also known by the nickname “Yuvi”. He was successful in showing marvelous performance in 2011 ICC World Cup where he was selected as the Man of the tournament. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $5.5m.
His main income is through endorsing various brands and with the IPL (Indian Premier League) contract. He was a very dependable batsman at one time in the Indian team.
6. Shahid Afridi [Yearly Income – $5.3 million ]
Shahid Afridi was born on 1st March 1980, in Pakistan. He is also known by the nickname “Lala”. He is a good batsman who has the ability to play with high strike rate. He had played very aggressively in his initial year and currently he is playing nicely. Currently, he is one of the richest Pakistan cricketers yearly income of around $5.3m.
His income mainly comes through the PCB Central Contract, playing other T20 leagues and by endorsing various brands. He is a very good batsman who can score nicely.
5. Shane Watson [Yearly Income – $5.5 million ]
Shane Watson was born on 17th June 1981, in Australia. Shane Watson is best known by the nickname “Watto”. He is a very good batsman as well as bowler from the Australian team. He had played some great cricket, particularly in the One Day matches. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $5.5m.
His income mainly comes through Australia Central Contract, IPL(Indian Premiere League) and other T20 Leagues. He is really a class player in the cricketing world, who has the ability to turn the match.
4. Virender Sehwag [ Yearly Income – $5.8 million ]
Virender Sehwag was born on 20th October 1978, in India. All people know him by his nickname “Viru”. A very marvelous and aggressive batsman, who has the ability to play long innings with high strike rate. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $5.8m.
Viru being retired from international cricket, he is currently just playing for IPL. So his main income comes through IPL(Indian Premiere League). He is an outstanding batsman, who is popular around the world.
3. Chris Gayle [ Yearly Income – $7.5 million ]
Chris Gayle was born on 21st September 1979, in West Indies. He has many nicknames in the cricketing world like Gayle-Storm, Gayle-Force, Master Storm, World Boss. Gayle is a very dreaded batsman who has the ability to hit ball massively out of boundary line and he can even score big scores. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $7.5m.
His income comes throughout West Indies Cricket Board, various T20 Leagues and endorsements of various brands. He is really a world class batsman.
2. Virat Kohli [ Yearly Income – $30 million ]
One of the Most Handsome cricket players, Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988, in India. He is also known by the nickname “Cheeku”. He is a very class batsman, who has played splendidly and shown a good consistency in his form. He has played nicely in recent years. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $30 million.
His income comes throughout the BCCI contract, IPL and by endorsing various big brands. He is emerging as a great player in the cricketing world.
1. MS Dhoni [ Yearly Income – $40 million ]
MS Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981, in India. He is known moreover with his nickname “Mahi” and “MSD”. He is a very good batsman who can play with good strike rate. Apart from that, he is one of the most successful captain in the world, who has a perfect strategy on the field and more importantly he is always cool even in difficult situations. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $40 million.
Being a very successful captain and player he earns through BCCI Central Contract, IPL and he has some big brands for endorsing. He is one of the great players in the cricketing world.
All these players are some of the richest cricketers in the world in 2018. However, there are many players in this game who have become very well-known and rich .