Cricket, though majorly played in England, Australia and South Asia. It is the second most popular sports in the world. In India Cricket is like a religion, it often serves as a reason of family get-togethers and special moments. And Cricket Player are treated no less than a superstar. Some of the cricketer have crazy fan following and these fans often referred cricketers as their Gods. Now time’s cricketers are much more popular than Bollywood Stars or any other celebrities in India or around the world. This rise in popularity of cricketers has also led a rise in their fortunes. If you are curious about how much your favorite cricketer make then this is our list for the top 5 richest cricket players.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin tendulkar is a former Batsman India, he was the best international cricketer at his time. He is also known as the “God of cricket “and “Master Blaster”. Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer of India who got the highest civilian Bharat Ratna Award. Besides being a great cricketer he is also a great businessman, having invested in various companies and being the brand ambassador of various others he amassed a great fortune for himself. Coming off the net worth of Sachin Tendulkar In 2021 it is estimated to be around INR 1550 crore which is 200 million in USD. He is currently the brand Ambassador of the biggest learning platform “Unacademy”.
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is former Captain of men’s Indian team. Popularly known as Thala, Dhoni is one of the biggest reason for the success of Indian Team in winning various International Tournaments. The face value and fan-base of MS Dhoni is huge, and due to this large fan-base MS Dhoni was able to rope various brands and invested in different businesses which increased his fortune by multiple folds. Coming off the net worth of Dhoni is around 1387 crore which is 185 million USD. Brand endorsed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is TVS, Dream 11, Poker Stars and AMFI.
3. Virat Kohli
The Rise in popularity of Social Media also saw the rise of Virat Kohli. His social media game is insanely great, he is in-fact the most followed Asian on Instagram and on all of social media. With this humongous fan-base, good locks and great marketing strategy he has now become highest earning celebrity of India. Coming off the Net worth of Virat Kohli is around INR 1000 crore which is 140 million USD. Brands owned by Virat Kohli is Wrogn and One 8. He is also the brand ambassador of a lot of high profile companies including Vivo, Himalaya, Myntra, Google, MPL, Puma and Audi India to just name a few.
4. Ricky Pointing
Ricky pointing is a former Legendary Player of Australia. He is former captain of Australia with most world cups. Under his captaincy Australia won the ICC ODI World cups for 2 times. He made most number international centuries after Great Sachin Tendulkar. He is popularly known as “Punter”. He made his ODI debut on February 15 1995. He also played for Mumbai Indians and later become the head coach of the same franchise he played for. Coming off net worth of Ricky pointing in 2021 it is estimated to be around 65 million USD.
5. Brain Lara
Brain Lara is the Legend of the game called Cricket. He belongs to West Indies. He made his Debut on 1990. He is the record holder of most runs in an innings which is 400 not out. He also selected for West Indies Captain in 1998. West Indies won ICC champions trophy in 2003 under his captaincy, with his flamboyant style he quickly became popular among fans and got several business deals. Coming off the net worth of Brain Lara in 2021 it is estimated to be around 60 million USD. He is named brand ambassador of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and has a partnership with online gaming company W88.
This was our list for the richest cricketer in 2021. Also, note that these are just the estimated earnings of these cricketers and we by no means claim that these are the accurate numbers. The list can vary accordingly based on the face value and rise in popularity of a certain cricketer. If you have any queries/suggestions for us feel free to contact us, we are happy to hear from you.