Cricket has received a lot of popularity and fame over the past few decades. The sport has many fans all around the world but is more popular in Asian countries. In India, cricket is almost a religion. It is the most popular sport in India and is played almost everywhere. Top cricket players are viewed as superstars and also make appearances in popular media.
The ten highest-paid cricketers according to Forbes are listed below.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar also called the ‘Master Blaster’ is the richest cricketer in the world He is one of the highest-earning Indian cricketers globally, with a net worth of 870 crores, or $115 million. Our ‘Master Blaster’ is number one on the list of richest cricketers in the world by Forbes. “The God of Cricket ” has currently retired from international cricket, but he is still making money from various brand endorsements and sponsorship contracts.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Former Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, from Ranchi is known for his calm personality and is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. Under Dhoni, the Indian Cricket Team won two Asian Cups, an ICC Champions Trophy, an ICC T20 World Cup, and the prestigious 2011 Cricket World Cup. MS Dhoni is the second wealthiest cricket player globally with 840 crores, or $111 million.
3. Virat Kohli
Indian captain and best batsman, Virat Kohli is arguably the most popular cricket player of our generation. Virat Kohli is the third wealthiest cricketer globally, with a net worth of Rs 638 million and he also runs his fashion brand Wrogn and One8 in partnership with Puma. Virat Kohli is the only cricket player on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid players in the world.
4. Ricky Ponting
Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, is considered to be one of the most successful captains. He has led the team in 324 international matches, in which he has won 220 games. Ponting has won the Cricket Award of the 2000s. His total net worth is about $65 million, 503 Crore rupees, and he is the fourth wealthiest cricket player globally.
5. Brain Lara
Brian Lara, the only batsman in the world to hit 400 runs during a test cricket inning, is also in the ICC Hall of Fame. Former West Indies skipper, Brian Lara, has received a lot of respect for his masterclass batting skills. He first chose golf for his career; after that, he chose cricket and was successful there. He is also known as Prince Brian Lara. His total earning is $60 million, or 454 Crore. In the list of wealthiest cricketers, he comes fifth.
6. Shane Warne
The former captain of the Australian cricket team, Australian leg spinner, Shane Warne, is widely known for his wicket-taking bowling. The Australian Spin Wizard Shane Warne is best known as the “Ball of the Century”. With a net worth of $ 394 million, he has risen to sixth place on the list of the wealthiest cricket players in the world.
7. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag was born in Delhi. He used to play as India’s opening right-handed batsman. Sehwag is known for his fast and aggressive hitting. Sachin’s and his opening pair was famous in India and it was also celebrated around the world. Sehwag currently works as a commentator in India. Sehwag is the 7th wealthiest cricket player globally, and his net worth is 330 Crore.
8. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is the 8th richest cricketer globally, and his net worth is about 265 Crore. Kallis is a world-famous South African all-rounder. Kallis is the only cricket player to score over 10,000 runs and took 250 wickets in both ODI and test. These excellent cricket records make his fame even brighter after he retired in 2014. Jacques Kallis was also named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2013. But now He works as a batting coach for South Africa and is also the former batting consultant of the IPL team KKR.
9. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj is one of the best all-around players in India. He won the man of the series award in the 2011 World Cup. He played the Road Safety World Series; his performance was excellent and the Indian legend won the league. Yuvraj started a non-profit organization YWC (YouWeCan) to help cancer patients. His net worth is 265 Crore in Indian rupees and he ranks 9th on the list of richest cricketers.
10. Shane Watson
Former Australian Skipper, Shane Watson, is probably one of the greatest cricket players of our time. He is a right-handed batsman who played cricket globally between 2002 and 2016 Shane Watson, who scored 100 for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2018 final and played a match-winning knock, has a US $ 30 million net worth. Shane Watson is one of the best all-rounders the world has witnessed.