If you have ever been intrigued on cricket? To be fair, who isn’t intrigued on cricket. That was a pretty lame question, Damn.
Nevertheless, apart from enjoying the battle of the bat and bowl on a 22-yard pitch have you wondered along the finances involved in the game? Guess we’re talking around the riches along the cricketing field. That goes quite smooth with the title, ‘Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World’, doesn’t it?
We wondered along the players that have amassed rich fortunes in and around the game and came up with this piece. We have enlisted the 10 richest ones along with their fortune worth. That shall pave a path to insight! So let’s roll the dice and let the list begin! You with me?
10) Rahul Dravid
Ranked at tenth in the list of richest cricketers in the world, Rahul Dravid, ‘The Wall’holds a net worth of US $ 22.6 million. Although having retired a few years back, he has been active on the cricket circuit in a coaching capacity. After his stint as a player in IPL, he joined the coaching staff of India U-19 team and led them proficiently.
He is also an awardee of Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan and is a brand ambassador of Goodwill Foundation at present.
Net Worth- US $ 22.6 Million
Next up is Yuvraj Singh, the man who has been a mainstay of the Indian team for years. The classy left-hander who played a monumental role in reclaiming the World Cup in 2011, Yuvraj Singh fought off cancer in the latter stage of his playing career.
His financial gains include brand ambassador for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, lending of voice for animated movie ‘Jumbo’ and successful brand ambassador for Puma, Sports365 and more. He enacted and is part of the charity foundation You We Can which helps treat cancer patients.
Net Worth- US $ 35.5 Million
8) Virender Sehwag
One of the fiercest batsmen the modern day ever witnessed, Virender Sehwag still wields high up in the financial gain charts adhering to his commentary stints and ads.
A man with destructive batting arc, he took many great bowlers to cleaners on his day. His stats reveal a much bigger mirage of his career, with two triple century in test cricket and many more records in ODI international.
Net Worth- US $ 40 Million
7) Shane Watson
The erstwhile Australian who has offered much zeal to the cricket fraternity with his shrewdness at the crease on either end, Shane Watson is still going strong in cricketing prowess.
Having bid adieu to international cricket last year, he plays around in multiple cricket leagues around the world that skews his financial worth.
Net Worth- US $ 40 Million
6) Shahid Afridi
Affectionately called as ‘Lala’, Shahid Afridi is someone who caused chaos in the opponent on the cricket field is it with his bat or the ball. Famed for scoring the then fastest ODI century at a tender age of 16, he has been earmarked as one of the most destructive batsmen on his day.
He has been actively involved in cricket leagues around the world amassing fortunes. He is also an active pursuer of ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’ that facilitates education and health services.
Net Worth- US $ 41 Million
5) Shane Warne
The greatest leg-spinner the cricketing world has ever witnessed till date; Shane Warne holds the supremacy of his own. A man who awe-smacked batsmen with his diverse skill of trickery, Shane Warne left a legacy on the field.
After partaking at the international arena, he took part in domestic cricket leagues like IPL and Big Bash over the years and even appeared for the Legends game that was witnessed in the USA by an enthusiastic crowd.
He is also active on the commentary front and has been a professional poker player for years.
Net Worth- US $ 50 Million
4) Virat Kohli
The heartthrob of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli was earmarked for greater deeds right through his age-group career. He started off by acclaiming U-19 World Cup for India as a captain and smoothly transitioned his entry into the senior team later on.
He is destined to break, dare I say shatter multiple cricketing records in his time, the time that we’d be witnessing along. His financial muscle is broadened with multiple TV commercial deals and sponsorship deals.
Apart from that, he owns major sporting clubs across the nation and has endorsed a charitable foundation named ‘Virat Kohli Foundation’ for underprivileged children.
Net Worth- US $ 53 Million
3) Ricky Ponting
Time for one of the finest and graceful players of the history, Ricky Ponting to make a mark on this list. Having led the Australian team to multiple accolades in his time as a captain, he represents the golden era of Australian cricketing history.
He holds infinite records on the cricketing field and has been actively involved via coaching capacity and another host of options. He flexes his financial muscle with his commercial deals, coaching fees and more.
Net Worth- US $ 65 Million
2) M.S. Dhoni
Mahi, aka M.S Dhoni, a man who brought home the World Cup trophy in 2011 is placed at second in our ranking with his net worth crossing over $ 100 million marks. He has successfully lead the Indian team in all three formats, till he stepped down from test arena a few months ago. He still leads India on ODI and T20I forms.
He is part of huge commercial deals that earn him a host of money. He also owns sporting ventures around the nation and has plenty of endorsement deals to brag about.
Net Worth- US $ 103 Million
1) Sachin Tendulkar
Ranked at the supremacy of the list is the man who defined modern-day cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. His achievement and statistical records remark a bow-down. The only player to score 100 international centuries, this man changed the game with his grace.
Nobody envisioned the way his career went on to be when he stepped on as a scrawny 16-year-old. His accolades speak for himself. He has also been awarded India’s most prestigious honor, the Bharat Ratna.
He is part of endorsement deals apart from his time with Mumbai Indians as a mentor. He has also invested in plenty of sporting ventures around the nation and has a couple of restaurants to his name.
Net Worth- US $ 118 Million
Well, that’s us signing off on this one. Share your thoughts on these down below and let us know. We shall be back with another entry the next time round, Adios.