Cricket in the 80s and 90s was not a cash-rich sport. At that time, Cricket was not considered a wealthy profession. But, the mark of cricket has rapidly shifted and become an economic powerhouse, and the cricketers have started earning equal to other celebrities. Cricket is the fastest-growing sport in the world. Over time, it has become prevalent all around the world. Cricket is also the world's second-most-watched sport behind football. Some players performed spectacularly on the pitch and entertained their fans. Their endorsements and deals generate a vast amount of money for playing well on the field. Here are the Top 10 highest-paid cricketers in the world:
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli was the former captain of the Indian National Cricket team. He is the only Indian athlete to get featured on the highest-paid athlete's list by Forbes. Virat is the best Indian athlete with 150 million Instagram followers and makes him earns a massive amount of money through sponsorships and advertisements. He earns $690k monthly, and his net worth is $140 million earning him the first spot out of the top ten highest-paid athletes in the world.
2. Dean Elgar
South-African cricketer Dean Elgar plays Tests and ODIs and is the current Test captain. Besides, he is known as the best finisher in the cricket world. Dean Elgar receives $440k monthly and has a net worth of $40 million. He earns a massive amount of money through endorsements like Puma and Adidas. He owns many luxurious cars, holds a vast house worth $6.5 million, and holds 2nd spot on the list.
3. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is the Captain of the Indian National Team. He is considered one of the most popular cricketers in the world. He is one of the three players who come in the A+ category on the Indian team. Rohit earns a $170k salary monthly, and his estimated net worth is $25 million. Rohit receives $ 1 million annually from his various sponsorships and deals. He is the second Highest-paid cricketer behind Virat Kohli on the Indian team.
4. Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan is an Irish-born English cricketer. In the limited-overs format of cricket, he captains the England cricket team. He is known as the greatest left-handed batsman of all time. Morgan is a versatile cricketer and holds a massive fan following on social media across the globe. He is one of the Highest-paid cricketers with a salary of $420k monthly and has a net worth of $16 million, making him own the fourth spot on the list.
5. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is a West-Indies all-rounder with a significant hitting potential in the middle-order. He is one of the most talented cricketers in the world. Besides, he is known for hitting some biggest sixes in cricket history. Again, having a remarkable career, Pollard makes an impressive amount of money with sponsorships and deals. He holds the fifth spot on the list, earning $560k annually, and has a net worth of $15 million.
6. Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson is the captain of the New-Zealand cricket team in all formats of cricket. He is widely known as one of the most-handsome cricketers of all time. Kane is one of the most popular cricketers in the world and has several high-paying sponsorships and deals. The New Zealand National team pays him $440k monthly for his exceptional talent. His net worth is $10.5 million, which makes him hold the sixth spot on the list.
7. Joe Root
Joe Root is an England batsman on the England cricket team. He is known as one of the best hard-hitters in cricket. Joe Root is among the highest-paid cricketers in the world and earns $300k monthly. He has an enormous income and holds a massive fan following on social media. Joe has a net worth of $8 million, which makes him one of the highest-paid cricketers in the world.
8. David Warner
David Warner is a batsman and a former captain of the Australian cricket team. He is known as one of the best batsmen in the current era. He is among the highest-paid Australian cricketers, earns $200k monthly, and has a net worth of $8.5 million from his sponsorships and deals. Besides, he has a huge fan following on Instagram, which is essential in increasing his net worth.
9. Kraigg Brathwaite
Kraigg Brathwaite is a captain of the West-Indies Cricket team. He is known as one of the wealthiest cricketers in the world. As a result of his sponsorships deals, he earns a considerable amount of money and has a large fan following. He has achieved massive success, earns $80k per month, and has a net worth of $7 million, making him hold the ninth spot on the list.
10. Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma is a South-African batsman who plays in the one-day international and twenty-20 crew. He is the first black African to achieve a century in a Test match for South Africa. Through his social media accounts, Temba makes a staggering amount of money through sponsorship deals. He earns $70k each month and has a net worth of $5 million. Temba has established himself as one of the best cricketers in the world.