Cricket is counted among such sports in world which has lot of fans following and it is ranked as most popular sports in the World. Almost this game is played in every continent. Some of players have earned a lot just because of this game and are now consider and as to be the richest.
Cricketers are making deal to highly paid sponsors and making contract with them. Cricket also known as universal game which fascinates many cricket lovers around the world and this has made cricketers rich day by day besides claiming worldwide fame and status. Be it IPL, cricket fees, or endorsements.
India has maintained 5 places in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world in Forbes magazine along with other international players. Here are the list of Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World below.
10. Michael Clarke
One of the handsome cricketers in the world and now captain of the Australian cricket team, Michael Clarke placed himself in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world.
He was born on 2nd April 1981 in New South Wales, Australia. After the retirement of the Ricky Ponting he has been given the captaincy of the Australian cricket team both in the test cricket as well as the one day international. With earnings of 4.9 million US dollars he has claimed for the number tenth place in this list.
9. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting, who has won Two World Cups and many other Trophies, likes Ashes for Australia stands at number 9 in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He was born on 19th December 1974 in Tasmania, Australia.
There is no cricketing feat that this cricketer has not achieved in his illustrious carrier. With earnings of 4.1 million US dollars he has made it to this position in this list.
8. Brett Lee
Brett Lee, superfast bowler and brilliant cricketer of Australian Cricket team. He is an energetic player and is a world’s second fastest bowler in the history of cricket. By the earnings of Cricket and endorsement with the sponsors like KFC, Gatorade, Volkswagen and Adidas,
He was born on 8thNovember 1976 and now has retired from the international cricket but continues to play in the Indian Premier League as well as the Big Bash Twenty 20 League. When he used to play for his nation, he was one of the fastest bowlers in the whole world. He has yet earned 3 million dollars and placed 8th position among the top 10 richest cricketers in the world.
7. Virender Sehwag
Indian opener named as Virender Sehwag is at the number seventhth place in this list which shows the top ten richest cricketers in the whole world. He was born on 20th October 1978 in Delhi.
With a huge fan following nit in India but also throughout the world he has been given the title of Nawab of Najafgarh. His earning per year is close to 6.9 million US dollars. He made it to the Indian test side in the year 2001 against the South Africans whereas he was selected for the one day international team in the year 1999.
6. Sourav Ganguly
Most successful captain ever in the world of cricket, Sourav Ganguly is one of the best players as well as the best captain of Indian Cricket team. The ICC world cup winner, India has always performed undoubtedly well in all the ODIs as well all the test series.
He was born on 8th July 1972 and was among one of the most talented and experienced batsman in the Indian cricket team. Not only is this he also assumed as to be the most successful captain India has ever got. He not only lifted his game but also managed to life the standards of all the players who used to be the part of the team when he was captain. He has the worth of 3.5 million Dollars.
5. Rahul Dravid
An experienced and intelligent cricket player called as “The wall of Indian Cricket Team“, Rahul Dravid also joins the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world at number 5.
Since then he has been considered as one of the best batsman in the whole cricketing world. Over the years the graph of his income has been increasing so fast and so he has not reached to the number fifth place in to the list of the richest cricketers in the world. And he has the worth of 5 million Dollars.
3. Yuvraj singh
The list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world starts with the three Indian players who have dignified names in the world of cricket like MS Dhoni and Sachin preceding by Yuvraj Singh, the vice-captain of Indian Cricket team.
Yuvraj Singh is all-rounder, with unforgettable record of six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad and magnificent bowling records. With the earning of 5.5 million in the year by the famous brands sponsorship likes Fiat, Microsoft and Reebok.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
best player in the cricket world, ever seen by anyone. No one can lack him behind in the game of cricket, He was born in the city of Mumbai on 24th April 1973. He is considered as to be the greatest person to have ever played this game.
For many years he has been the richest cricketer in the whole world. His fellow player and captain of India team is one step forward than him in the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world. With thousands of world record in his bucket and sponsorship of Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland and Canon and have accounts of 8 million dollar in last 12 months.
1. Mahendra Sing Dhoni
captain of Indian cricket team is the richest cricketer in the world. He is the one, in whose captaincy, India has won ICC world cup trophy of 2011. He is great batsman and fabulous wicket keeper. He was born on 7th July 1981 in the place called as Ranchi which is in the state of Jharkhand.
He made his entry in the Indian one day international team against the Bangladesh on 23rd December 2004 and after almost a year his was called to play in the Indian test team. He plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League for which he earns a lot.
He also plays the role of captain for Chennai Super Kings. Reebok, Pepsi and GE Money are his major sponsors. He has signed the deal of 43 million dollars with 2 year contract with Rhiti Sports. The accumulated earnings of last 12 months of the richest cricketer is 8 million dollar.