The game of Cricket is very exciting, thrilling and full of suspense. You can not predict till the end of the game what is going to happen. After the invention of the T20 format in 2007, this game has reached another level. Hence, now we will show you the list of highest-paid cricketers in 2021.
1. Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman. Also, one of the best batsmen in the world. He has a net worth of 700 crores rupees. He is paid 24 million dollars per year. Virat is also the highest-paid IPL player. He is the only Indian cricketer to make his spot in Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes this year. He has the biggest sponsors such as Pepsi, Colgate, Puma, Audi, Tissot, uber, and New era. Kohli has been named ICC ODI players of the year three times along with ICC Test players of the year three times.
2. MS Dhoni
Indian former skipper MS Dhoni is one of the best finishers in the world. He is ranked under 25 on the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. He has many sponsors such as Pepsi, Dream 11, Dabur, Exide, TVS, GE Money, etc. He earns 21.7 million dollars per year. He is the only Indian captain to led the country to win three major ICC titles. Those three titles are ICC T20 world Cup (2007), ICC Cricket World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). He was awarded Castrol Indian Cricketer of the year in 2011. Dhoni is also known for his lightning speed wicket-keeping.
3. Chris Gayle
The West Indian opener Chris Gayle is also known as “Universe Boss” is popular for his six-hitting capability. He currently plays for Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has a net worth of 32 million dollars. Gayle is paid 7.5 million per year.
4. Abraham Benjamin (AB) De Villiers
Former South African skipper AB-de-Villiers now plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. He holds one of the fastest ODI centuries and half-centuries. He earns 2.1 million dollars in IPL. AB De Villiers also has the fastest ODI run total of 9,000. He is paid 6.4 million USD per year. He has a net worth of 25 million USD.
5. Virendra Sehwag
Former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag has a net worth of 351 crores rupees. He has earned 6.1 million USD this year because of endorsement and as a sports analyst on different channels. He is one of the highest run-scorer in a single IPL season. He also had smashed two double centuries in ODI and a triple century in Tests.
6. Shahid Afridi
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has a net worth of 30 million USD. He is known for hitting some of the biggest sixes in cricket history. He also holds the world record of smashing a century in 37 balls. He had received the Man of the Series Award in the first T20 World cup (2007). Afridi is paid 5.8 million USD per year.
7. Shane Watson
Former Australian batsman Shane Watson has a net worth of 28 million USD. He is known as one of the most handsome cricketers. He made his debut against South Africa in 2002. He last played against England on 15 September 2015 in international cricket. He is paid 5.5 million USD per year.
8. Gautam Gambhir
Former Indian opener and former KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) skipper has a net worth of 21 million USD. He is known for his aggressiveness as well as his knock in the finals of ICC Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka in 2011. He is paid 4.79 million USD per year.
9. Michael Clarke
Former Australian skipper batsman Michael Clarke has a net worth of 22 million USD. He has won the Allan Border medal four times in his career. Australia has lifted the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup trophy under his captaincy. He is paid 3.9 million USD per year.
10. Yuvraj Singh
Former Indian allrounder Yuvraj Singh s known for his hattrick in IPL and for hitting six sixes in an over against England’s Stuart Broad in ICC T20 World cup 2017. He has a net worth of 35 million USD. He was the man of the tournament of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Yuvraj Singh is paid 3.5 million USD per year.