Anish AgrawalJune 8, 20236min0

Top Five Richest Cricketers in the World

Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the world _ 8 Jun

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and in recent times, the popularity of the sport has reached European countries as well. The sport is known for its passion, sportsman spirit, and the entertainment it provides during the match.

Cricketers not only earn fame with their talent, but they also earn a huge amount of money through their performance and eventually become brand ambassadors of multiple products. Match fees, sponsorship deals, broadcasting rights, and player contracts are ways a cricketer earns his share of the money.

Since the invention of T20 cricket leagues, cricketers also earn a huge amount of money through their presence in the T20 cricket league. In this article, we have compiled a list of the five richest cricketers in the World.

1) Sachin Tendulkar

The greatest batsman who ever played the game, Sachin Tendulkar, tops the charts with a net worth of $170M. Without a doubt, Sachin is the greatest cricketer in the who earned his fame purely through his talent and making records in every section of the game.

Post-retirement, Sachin mentors Mumbai Indians from the Indian Premier League. He has been the brand ambassador of Visa, Reliance Jio, Pepsi, Luminous, Unacademy, BMW, Coca-Cola, Britannia, Philips, and Toshiba in the past. Tendulkar was also known for signing a 100 Crore deal with MRF and became the first Indian to sign such a big deal.

2) MS Dhoni

A man who changed Indian cricket completely, MS Dhoni, comes on the 2nd spot in the list with a net worth of $111M. Dhoni led team India for a decade and won every ICC trophy. He is a player who always trusted his instincts and worked for the betterment of the team.

Dhoni currently leads Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League with a contract of 12 Crores. He has been a brand ambassador for Oreo, Dream11, Oppo, RedBus, Colgate, Indigo Paints, Go Daddy, Bharat Matrimony, Mastercard India, Snickers,, and Gulf Oil India, in the past.

3) Virat Kohli

One of the greatest batsmen of his generation, Virat Kohli, is the third richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $92M. BCCI has signed him for the A+ category contract which is only given to the best players in the team. As of now, he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League for a contract of 17 Crores.

Blue Tribe, Livspace, Rage Coffee, and Myntra are some of the brand names which Kohli represents and he charges 8.9 Crores for a paid promotion on Instagram.

4) Ricky Ponting

The greatest captain of the Australian team, Ricky Ponting, also comes on the list with a net worth of $70M. He is currently the head coach of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League and the past, Ponting has been the brand ambassador for Adidas, Pura Milk, Kookaburra Bats, and Rexona.

Ricky Ponting was responsible to carry forward the golden era of Australian cricket when Steve Waugh announced his retirement from international cricket. Under the captaincy of Ponting, Australia won two ODI World Cups.

5) Brian Lara

There was a time when West Indies dominated international cricket for more than a decade and a player named Brian Lara was one of the reasons for that. Sunrisers Hyderabad has signed the West Indies legend as a head coach in the Indian Premier League.

He became the brand ambassador of USHA International in 2021 and currently, he has a net worth of $60 million. Brian Lara is known for the highest score in the Test format with 400 runs against England in 2004.

Anish Agrawal

Hi, I am Anish Agrawal and I am the lead cricket journalist for Cricnews. I have been a sports journalist for the past 7 years and have experience covering all major cricket tournaments. My favourite tournament is the IPL and I am a big supporter of the Mumbai Indians.

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