Cricket! The most famous game after football and is one of the highest paying games. It was first introduced in Britain and was considered to be a gentlemen’s sport. Now of course, it has evolved with time and unites countries throughout the world.
The game is popular in every corner of the world and so are its players who make big bucks through the game. We give you a list top 10 wealthiest cricket players:
10. Michael Clarke
He is the captain of team Australia and his net worth is $2.5 million, earning him no. 10 spot on the list of wealthiest cricketers. While he is on the field, he is nicknamed as ‘Pup’.
9. Kevin Pieterson
He currently plays for England, but earlier he played for South Africa. Now his net worth is $3 million making him 9th richest cricketer. He also played in the IPL session for Bangalore. He is mainly sponsored by Vodafone, Red bull and Adidas.
8. Brett Lee
He is known to be the one of the fastest bowlers in the world and his net worth of $3 million is due to his sponsorship with Volkswagen and Gatorade. The Australian player is known for his cute and charming looks as well.
7. Ricky Ponting
The former Australian captain has taken home two World Cups under his leadership and his net worth of $3.5 million, making him the 7th richest cricketer in the world. He is sponsored by Adidas, KFC and Valvoline.
6. Saurav Ganguly
The Indian-origin former captain of Indian Cricket team is the 6th richest cricketer with a net worth of $3.5 million. He is also known as ‘Dada’ and his sponsors are Pepsi and Puma.
5. Andrew Flintoff
Known as Freddy, the English player is the 5th richest player in the world. His net worth is $4 million and he also plays for Lancashire Country Club. He also played in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings. His main sponsors are Puma, Barclays and Volkswagen.
4. Rahul Dravid
He has played for India for more than 12 years and is well known as ‘The Wall of Indian Cricket Team’ and was awarded the ICC Player of the Year in 2004. His net worth is $5 million and sponsors include Castrol and Reebok.
3. Yuvraj Singh
Cricket runs in his blood. His father was a well-known fast bowler in Punjab. Now this player of Indian team is the 3rd highest earning player in the world with net worth of $5.5 million. He is also known for hitting 6 sixes in an over and earning 50 runs in just 12 balls making a record in cricket history. He also won a battle from cancer recently and his main sponsors include Microsoft, Reebok and Fiat.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
The man is a legend himself and is the finest batsman in the history. The master blaster has net earnings of $8 million making him the second richest cricketer in the world.
1. Mahender Singh Dhoni
The richest cricketer in the world, M. S. Dhoni is not only a fine player but a heartthrob for the Indian nation. His net earnings of $8 million make him the wealthiest cricketer.
The game is very popular in India, which justifies the fact why Indian cricketers are among the highest paid. But with changing times, the game has got even more glamour and money.