Cricket, is the only sport in the world which have worldwide watchers. Cricket was not the origin from India, as far as I know, the Britishers brought this game to India. Well, let’s not talk about the history of cricket, now cricket is one of the biggest games worldwide as well as in our country. Have you wondered, who is the richest batsman or cricketer in our country?
You did think at least once in your life if I am not wrong. If you are looking for an answer then read the article below. The cricketers are playing IPLs, state matches, test matches, National cricket, international cricket, and so on if there are any. And on each step, they might have paid. Okay, so let’s have a look at India’s top 10 richest cricketers.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar– obviously Sachin is on our top list of batsmen, who is deservingly known as the God of Cricket, the legendary and one of the finest cricketers in the world. Sachin is one of the best batsmen the sport of cricket has ever seen. The only batsmen who have made 100 centuries in world cricket.
Sachin retired in 2013 and is the most renowned cricketer in the world. Sachin is approximately charged between Rs. 8-10 crores for ads. It is said that Sachin owns property worth Rs. 520 crores. Currently, he lives in his luxurious house in Bandra West, Mumbai. The value of his house is approximately Rs. 60 crores. Additionally, Sachin owns 2 restaurants, one in Mumbai and another in Bangalore.
He also owns a Badminton team called Bengaluru Blasters in Premier Badminton League and recently sold his stake in the team named Kerala Blasters. Sachin also owns over 10 luxury cars including BMW X5M, BMW i8, Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 360 Modena, and more. Sachin has a net worth of Rs.1114 crores or $150 Million, hence listing in the list of top Indian cricketers.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni- the second richest cricketer in the country, and is popularly known for his calmness on the field. He is the first and the only captain in international cricket to win all ICC trophies, T20I World Cup 2007, 2011 in the ODI World Cup, and Champions Trophy 2013. In the year 2015, he was named the 23rd highest-paid athlete in the world.
MS Dhoni is currently under the Rs.15crore/year contract with Chennai Super Kings and has made over Rs.150 crores in the IPL since 2008. Dhoni endorsed brands like Go Daddy, Boost, Spartan Sports, Reebok, Gulf Oil, Amrapali Group, Pepsi, Exide Batteries, Sonata Watches, Ashok Leyland, Big Bazaar, Amity University, Orient PSPO, Aircel, and more.
MS Dhoni or Maahi is also the owner of a fashion brand called Se7en and a gym franchise called Sports Fit. Dhoni has a net worth of Rs 818 crores or $110 Million.
3. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli- The third richest cricketer in India and one of the best batsmen in the world. He charges approximately Rs. 2.2 crores per post on Instagram. Virat also became the highest-paid IPL player by signing a contract of Rs.17 crores with RCB, on the other hand, Virat Kohli charges over 4 crores per day for his brand endorsements and made around Rs. 196 crores in the year 2020, when the world is suffering from the pandemic.
He owns one house in Gurugram which is approximately Rs. 80 crores and his apartment in Worli, Mumbai is approximately around Rs. 34 crores. Virat owns some brands like Wrogn and One8 and is the brand ambassador for Colgate, PUMA, Himalaya, Boost, MPL, Great Learning, Volini, Too Yum, Myntra, MRF Tyres, and more. Virat Kohli has a net worth of Rs. 690 Crore or $93 Million. Hence, count in the list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the country.
4. Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly- one of the most respected players or cricketers around the globe, he is called Dada by his fans. Currently, he is the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, (CAB), and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India.
Saurav endorsed companies like My 11 Circle, Tata Tetley, JSW Cement, Fortune Oil, and more. Saurav charges around Rs. 2-3 crore for a brand deal. Well, Ganguly lives in a luxury house in Kolkata, estimated to be around Rs. 10 crores. Ganguly is also the co-owner of the ISL team named ATK Mohun Bagan. Moreover, Ganguli has a net worth of Rs.374 Crores or $50 Million.
5. Virendra Sehwag
Virender Sehwag- the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is on the list of the top 10 highest paid or the richest cricketer in India. You know, Virender is also known as the Nawab of Najafgarh. Sehwag mostly earns through his commentary gigs, brand endorsements, and business investments.
Sehwag charges around Rs.2 crores for an annual contract of brand endorsement and has worked with many remarkable brands like MyTeam11, Reebok, Hero Honda, Boost, Adidas, Samsung, and more. Moreover, Sehwag is a businessman and with this business mind, he has invested in many startups. His most famous business venture is his school in Haryana ‘Sehwag International School’.
In addition, he owns a 25% stake in Chennai-based sports data analytics firm called Sports Mechanics, also owns a sportswear and equipment company called VS, and has also started an online cricket coaching startup Cricuru. Virender Sehwag is having a net worth of Rs.334 Crores or $45 Million.
6. Yuvaraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh- often called by the name of Yuvi, his nickname. Well, we remembered his 6 sixes in the world cup, right? Yuvi is remembered by the cricketing world for his six sixes in an over in a World Cup game in 2007. He has made a total of Rs. 84 crores in the IPL, playing for a total of 6 franchises from the year 2008-2019.
He also runs an investment firm called YouWeCan (YWC) Ventures, in which he has invested in startups like Healthians, Holosuit, Well Versed, EasyDiner, Edukart, Vyomo, and many more. Yuvraj owns many posh cars like Lamborghini Murcielago, BMW3, Audi Q5, Bentley Continental, and more. He is listing as the 6th richest cricketer in India and has a net worth of Rs. 259 crores or $35 Million.
7. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina– the all-rounder cricketer, Suresh Raina, and a well-known cricketer in the country. The 10-year-long stint with the CSK- Chennai Super Kings in the IPL has significantly contributed to his net worth. He is currently with Rs. 11 crore annual contract with CSK and has made more than 100 crores in salary since the first edition of the IPL. Currently, Raina lives with his family in a mansion in Ghaziabad worth Rs. Rs. 18 crores.
Additionally, he also owns a baby care brand, Maaté, with his wife. Besides, Raina makes over Rs. 7 crores in a year through his brand endorsements and is associated with brands like Nippon, Muthoot Group, Jio, Frooti, Boost, Pepsi, India Cements, and many more. Raina has a net worth of around Rs. 185 Crore or $25 Million.
8. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid- is the 8th richest cricketer, who is known for his calmest behavior. Rahul is the head of Operation of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and gets paid around Rs. 60 Lacs each month for his services. Rahul Dravid is also the head coach of the U-19 and India A team was paid Rs. 5 Crores for the job.
Rahul Dravid has endorsed some brands like Reebok, Gillette, Castrol, and Max Life, and promoting the credit card app CRED. He lives in a mansion in Indira Nagar, Bangalore, worth Rs. 4 crores and owns a range of luxury cars like Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz GLE, BMW 5 series, and others. Rahul has a net worth of an estimated Rs.172 Crore or $23 Million. Hence, listed among the top 10 richest cricketers in the country.
9. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma– the name you have widely heard, Rohit Sharma. He is called by the name of Hitman by his fans and is also known for his aggressive batting style. Rohit is in the A+ grade of BCCI’s annual contract and is paid Rs 7 Crores annually through the contract. Moreover, the BCCI pays its A+ grade cricketers, Rs. 6 lakh per ODI, a sum of Rs. 15 lakh per Test match, and Rs. 3 lakh per T20I as the fee of the match.
Rohit also has a contract with his IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians as he gets paid Rs. 15 crores annually for captaining the side. Till now, Hitman or Rohit Sharma has earned over Rs. 146 crores by playing the IPL since the year 2008. Moreover, Rohit charges around Rs. 1-2 crores per day for the Brand shoots and endorsed big brands like CEAT tires, Adidas, Dream11, Hublot watches, Relispray, and many others.
Rohit lives with his family in Worli, Mumbai in an apartment worth of Rs. 30 crores. Rohit Sharma has a net worth of an estimated Rs. Rs.160 Crore or $22 Million.
10. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir– the name once was on the lips of every citizen even it is now also. This Indian Cricket team can never be forgotten by the country, every child knows the names of these listed cricketers in the country. Gambhir lives in a luxury house in Delhi, which is approximately to be around Rs. 18 crores, and also Gautam has annual earnings of around Rs. 10-15 crores.
He currently earns from business investments, commentary, and brand endorsements. Gambhir charged around Rs. 1-2 crore per brand endorsement and has represented the brands like Reebok, Hero Motocorp, Cricplay, Red Bull, and more. In addition, Gautam is also a Member of Parliament where Gautam gets a salary of Rs. 50,000 per month and Rs. 45,000 for being the head of his constituency in Delhi. In his decade-long IPL career from 2008-2018, Gambhir has made over Rs. 94 crores.
Here is the list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the country. The list of cricketers everyone knows, meanwhile every kid and every person of the country watching cricket and hence they might know the name of the cricketers as well and who plays well among all. Here I have mentioned the players of top net worth, not the ones who play the best. Well, besides all this, hope you liked this informative article.
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