richest cricketers in the world

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Its popularity has also opened a huge scope for the players to make enormous money out of it. The best cricketers become icons with a huge following base. This makes them influencers and opens rooms for several big brand deals and other sources of income. Apart from that, they also participate in different leagues and get huge money prizes for serving the nation.

Today, we are going to discuss the top 10 richest cricketers in the world in this article. They have gained a lot of name, fame, and money through their skills.

List of Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World

Sachin Tendulkar

As long as the cricket will remain in the world, his name will never be forgotten. This legendary former Indian batsman has almost all the batting records in his name. This man scored a hundred century at the international level. He is the richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $115 Million.

He has the highest number of scores scored by any batsman ever in the game of cricket. So, he is regarded as the ‘God of Cricket’. The little master of Indian cricket remains in the heart of billions after his retirement.

MS Dhoni

“3 overs, 50 runs, Mahi on the crease, no worries!”

This man from a small town proved how anyone can reach any dream! The best finisher in the world- Mahendra Singh Dhoni-the the former captain of India is the second richest cricketer with a net worth of $111 million. India won World Cup 2011 under his captainship.

Regarded as one of the most successful captains of India as well as in international cricket, he helped the nation to win all ICC events with his helicopter shots. This wicket-keeper batsman is endorsed with many big brands like Reebok, TVS Motors, Godaddy, Sony Bravia, Sneakers, and many others.

Virat Kohli

Currently, he is the best batsman in the Indian team with consistent performance for a long time. He has often remained at the top of the ICC ODI batsmen rankings since 2017. He is the present captain of India and was the most paid cricket player in 2019. He was also in the list of Forbes top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world in the year 2019.

Even Sachin Tendulkar once said that he is the man who can break his records and with a net worth of $ 92 million, he comes at the third place in our list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

Ricky Ponting

This Australian batsman is another legendary cricketer who captained the Australian team during their golden era. He is considered to be the best captain of the team ever. In 324 games, including both test cricket and ODIs, in which he led his team, the Australian team won 220 out of it.

He is now retired and working as a commentator and coach. This man was also awarded the title of the ‘Cricketer of the Decade’ and is the fourth richest one in the world with a net worth of $65 million.

Brian Lara

We can call him the greatest batsman without any doubt. This batsman comes from Trinidad and Tobago and was probably the most successful player from the West Indian team. When it comes to test cricket, he has the most number of runs in his name. He also holds the record for the most number of runs in first-class cricket.

With a net worth of 60$ million, he is the 5th richest cricket player in the world. Brian Karan is also one of the best Golf players and this makes him different from the rest of the cricketers.

Shane Warne

Probably the best spinner from the Australian continent, he is the sixth richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $52 million. He is one of the legends and is currently retired and often seen as a commentator in many games.

He was involved in many controversies in his cricket career. One of them was the one year ban that happened in 2003 when he was found guilty for the use of a banned diuretic. However, it never affected his glamorous career and performance.

Virendra Sehwag

It’s been a long time since his retirement, but still, his popularity remains unaffected. This power hitter Indian opener gave many memories to the Indian fans. Sachin and Sehwag are still considered one of the most amazing duos in the cricket world.

With a net worth of $40 million, he is the 7th richest cricketer and also the first to get honored successively with the ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer of the World’ title.

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is one of the best all-rounders in the history of cricket. He retired in the year 2014. He has a record of more than 250 wickets and 10,000 runs in tests and ODIs. With a net worth of 35$ million, he is at the eighth on our list of top 10 richest cricketers of the world.

Yuvraj Singh

The cricket fans will never forget him for his contribution to the 2011 cricket world cup. This Indian all-rounder has not only been successful in cricket but also in his life. Yuvraj Singh successfully defeated cancer and even made a good comeback. With a net worth of 35$ million, he is the 9th richest cricketer in the world.

Shane Watson

He is another great Australian cricketer and captain who contributed a lot to the game of cricket. He retired in 2016 but has been playing IPL and PSL. Tag, Asics, Heuer are some of the brands with which Shane Watson has made endorsements. With a net worth of $30 million, he is the 10th richest cricketer in the world.

Hope you enjoy reading this article about the top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

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