Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the World

Cricket is one of the richest sports in the world, with it being played actively all around the globe. Cricket’s net market value is currently over $6 billion, and the cricketers who represent their country at the highest stage live the most lavish lives. Let’s find out about the Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the world.

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world and currently ranks 7th on the list of richest sports. The game evolves every day and is now developing its roots in the USA. Every cricketer who represents his country at the highest level lives a luxurious life and lives to the best of his potential. Let’s find out about the Top 5 richest cricketers in the world who contributed immensely to the game and got a marvelous life in return.

1) Sachin Tendulkar:

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricketers in the history of the game. He is known as the “God of cricket” for his contribution to the sport. After getting inspired by Sachin Tendulkar, millions of kids and youngsters held the bat for the first time. Further, Sachin holds several records in International cricket that are difficult even to come near. The legend has an enormous fan following and is the richest cricket in the world with a net worth of INR 1250 crore.

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2) MS Dhoni:

The former captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni is the second richest cricket in the world. Dhoni is the only captain who led India to win three ICC trophies. The inning played by Dhoni in the 2011 World Cup final is still cherished by many. And the winning six is what still gives the entire India goosebumps. Dhoni has an approximate net worth of INR 860 crore. He earns a major portion of his income from brand endorsements. Additionally, he has a stake in Chennaiyin FC and is the HIL team Ranchi Rays owner. Further, he launched his brand, “Seven, ” which is an active lifestyle brand.

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3) Virat Kohli:

The face of cricket in the 21st century, Virat Kohli, ranks 3rd on the list of richest cricketers in the world with a net worth of INR 852 crore. Kohli is known for his aggression and passion for the game and is also the fan’s favorite. He is also the cricketer with the highest following on social media, with a whopping follower count of 280 million. Kohli is the owner of Wrogn, a fashion brand, and One8 (in collaboration with Puma). Kohli earns a major part of his income through brand endorsements. In 2017, Kohli signed an eight-year deal with Puma of INR 110 crore. Further, the former Indian and RCB captain holds several records in International cricket.

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4) Ricky Ponting:

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is the 4th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of INR 515 crore. The Australian top-order batsman retired from cricket in 2012. Ponting led Australia to 220 victories in 324 matches, with an extraordinary winning rate of 67.91%. He is the most successful captain in the history of International cricket and led the Australian squad in the ‘golden era,’ i.e., from 2002 to 2011. Ponting is currently an Australian cricket coach and an expert commentator.

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5) Brian Lara:

The legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara has a great net worth of INR 415 crore. Lara is acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. His batting style and his bat swing are something every youngster desires to have. Lara holds several records, especially in Test cricket. He holds the record of the highest individual score (501*) in first class.

Further, he also holds the record for the highest individual score (400*) in a Test inning. He created this record in the West Indies test against England in 2004. Lara was appointed as batting coach and strategic advisor of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2021.

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