People often search richest cricketers in the world where some other keywords as richest actors, actresses, signers and others are being searched. Cricket is also one of the largest industries in the world to make huge money. These renowned cricketers have been making money by playing for nations the ODI and Test formats as well as T20 tournaments and leagues all around the world.
Cricketers total income don’t comprises just cricketer industry even some endorsements too, while some nations have been launched profitable leagues such as the IPL, BBL, CPL, BPL and the recently PSL to bag more money and in case they buy top cricketers from every corner of the world.
People come to stadiums to see their favorite one playing live, and for this they can pay money, while administration who held the leagues or tournament, collect an enormous amount of income. Cricketers’ salaries are just thousand dollars but they collect large amounts by playing leagues or tournaments in other countries or may be homeland.
Here are top 10 richest cricketers in the world below;
10.Rahul Dravid – US $22.6 million
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of his national team, was noticed as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Dravid has US $22.6 million income which is enough to get impressive place among richest cricketers in the world. Dravid started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later corresponded to Karnataka at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. He was born on 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is now at the post of Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also serving as the head coach for the Under-19 and ‘A’ teams. Dravid received titles as the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004. He was ranked one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2000.
9.Yuvraj Singh – US $35.5 million
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian international cricketer who has experienced all types of cricket as all-rounder. He is left-handed in the middle order, was born on 12 December 1981 in Chandigarh, India, bowls slow left-arm orthodox, while has uncounted fans from every side of the world. Yuvraj has been serving as a member of the Indian cricket team in ODIs since October 2000, though played first Test match in October 2003. He has served his national team as vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007-2008, set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and all Twenty20 cricket. His batting style which is considered so aggressive has won trust people from homeland. Yuvi is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh.
8.Virender Sehwag – US $40 million
Virender Sehwag is also one of the richest players in the world with its total yearly income of US $40 million. Sehwag is referred often one of the most destructive batsmen of all time as served his national team as an aggressive right-handed opening batsman. He was born on 20 October 1978, also bowled part-time right-arm off-spin. He is a former Indian cricketer, who played his first ODI in 1999 and joined the Indian test side in 2001. He became the only Indian who honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008.
7.Shane Watson – US $40 million
Shane Robert Watson known as Shane Watson, is a former Australian cricketer and a former captain, who has shown his best playing all formats of the game. He has been playing cricket leagues as a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler and a right-handed batsman, while began his cricket career in 2002 in a One Day International and retired as world No. 1 T20I all-rounder in 2016. Watson was one of the last players from Australia’s golden era of early 2000s. He made a number of records in T20s, T20Is and ODIs. Watson emerged as the highest-paid non-Indian cricketer in the world by Forbes for five consecutive years from 2011 to 2015.
6.Shahid Afridi – US $41 million
Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi known as Shahid Khan Afridi and Shahid Afridi, has represented the Deccan Chargers in the IPL in 2008 and later joined other leagues in other nations. He was elected for the South Australian Redbacks for the BBL in 2010, and later joined the Melbourne Renegades. He has shown his best skills same year by playing for the Dhaka Gladiators in the BPL. He has been performed as captain for the Pakistan Super League, made more important team among others. He was born on 1 March 1980 in Khyber, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.
5.Shane Warne – US $50 million
Shane Keith Warne is a former ODI captain of the Australian national team and a former Australian international cricketer. He is often called as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game as showed all time best gripping his skills. Warne was born on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia. He has received title of one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He also has served the Wisden as leading cricketer in the World in 1997 and came out as same category for the year 2004 in the 2005 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
4.Virat Kohli – US $53 million
Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer and most-wanted batsman for his nation. He is performing honest duties for national cricket team of India as captain, was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi, India. Kohli is an elegant right-handed batsman, who also regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world because all time did impressive job for his nation. He is playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as captain of the team since 2013. He started cricket by representing the city’s cricket team at various age-group levels and in 2006, joined his first-class debut in 2006.
3.Ricky Ponting – US $65 million
Ricky Thomas Ponting known as Ricky Ponting is also among the richest cricketers in the world with its yearly income of US $65 million. He is a former Australian international cricketer and captain of his national team when they named the World Cup for two-time in 2003 and 2007. He is frequently called one of the greatest batsmen of all time, was born on 19 December 1974 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He served national team as captain during its ‘golden era’ between 2004 and 2011 in both One Day Cricket and Test, 2002 and 2011 in ODI. Ponting is an excellent slip / close catching fielder, a specialist right-handed batsman, and a very occasional bowler.
2.Mahendra Singh Dhoni – US $103 million
Mahendra Singh Dhoni normally known as MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer who has served national cricket team of India as captain from 2007 to 2016 and 2008 to 2014 in Test format. Dhoni was born 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India, plays as a wicket-keeper and an defensive right-handed middle-order batsman. He is considered one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket and one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket with capability to use his hands rapidly. He joined his One Day International (ODI) in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year against Sri Lanka.
1.Sachin Tendulkar – US $118 million
Sachin Tendulkar is frequently considered one of the most valuable cricketers in Indian cricket history as well as all around the world. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar achieves top rank among richest cricketers in the world with his yearly income of US $118 million. He was born on 24 April 1973 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra. Sachin is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team, who is noticed as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, and the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket.
|Rank||Richest Cricketers||Net Worth|
|1||Sachin Tendulkar||US $118 million|
|2||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||US $103 million|
|3||Ricky Ponting||US $65 million|
|4||Virat Kohli||US $53 million|
|5||Shane Warne||US $50 million|
|6||Shahid Afridi||US $41 million|
|7||Shane Watson||US $40 million|
|8||Virender Sehwag||US $40 million|
|9||Yuvraj Singh||US $35.5 million|
|10||Rahul Dravid||US $22.6 million|