Top 10 Richest Cricketers of 2017
Cricket is considered as one of the most favorite sports of a majority of people who are equally passionate about this gentleman’s sport. This sport is very enthusiastically followed by all its fans who don’t just watch cricket, but live cricket. Thus, whenever any cricket match is conducted, these fans either glue themselves to the television screen to watch the respective performances of their favorite cricketers or they buy the tickets in order to watch their favorite cricketers play live. Thus, the overall madness and craze of cricket can never be put into a few words.
The cricketers as a result of their amazing performances have created a great fandom for themselves. Their fans are crazy about them. Also, these cricketers are no lesser than a celebrity in terms of earning big. Yes, you heard it right. In fact, there are a few cricketers the annual income of whom is more than the celebrities and other superstars. These cricketers earn their money by the way of their hard work, dedication and determination in their gameplay as well as making public appearances and endorsing some of the most renowned brands. Following is the list of top ten richest cricketers who have earned huge this year.
10 Sachin Tendulkar:
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is considered as the tenth richest cricketer in the world as of today. This man doesn’t need any introduction and his career speaks a lot about himself. He has played most number of matches in the ODIs and tests and has made some of the biggest records that are simply unbeatable. Sachin entertains the highest number of records in his bag.
Apart from being one of the best cricketers, Sachin is also considered as one of the richest cricketers of the world. The annual salary of this star extends up to 3 million dollar and the total north wet that Sachin owns goes up to a whopping 25 million dollars. He is a superstar in the field of advertising as well.
9 Chris Gayle:
West Indies batsman, Chris Gayle is considered as the ninth richest cricketer in the world. Gayle is considered as the most powerful hitter and his performances in all his matches are worth watching. He has maintained a great number of records and he also happens to be the only cricketer in the world to score four triple centuries in the test cricket.
Apart from playing for his team, Gayle is also the part of the famous Indian Premier League. All these achievements make Chris Gayle the owner of huge 30 million dollars. The annual salary that Chris Gayle receives from his cricket extends up to 2 million dollars.
8 Michael Clarke:
His full name is Michael John Clarke and he is referred to as the most famous cricketer of Australia. He is simply a powerhouse on the field who has captained his team for quite a time and helped them to bring laurels to their country. Today, he is a retired cricketer but that doesn’t stop all his fans from boasting about the game of this amazing cricketer.
Michael Clarke happens to be the eighth richest cricketer of the world. The annual salary that he receives in his game goes up to 3.5 million dollar. Apart from playing cricket, he is also seen endorsing a number of brands such as Gillette. The net worth of Michael Clarke extends up to 32 million dollars.
7 Rohit Sharma:
Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is one amazing opening batsman of his team who is mostly known for scaring the bowler by the way of his amazing batting skills. He made his debut in the Indian Cricket Team from a very young age of 20 years and further made a very big name for himself. Today, he has become the permanent member of his team and is considered as a successful batsman.
Apart from being a successful batsman, Rohit Sharma is also considered as the seventh richest cricketer of the world. The annual salary that Rohit gets extends up to 2 million dollar and the net worth that he holds ranges up to 36 million dollars respectively.
6 Shahid Afridi:
Shahid Afridi has an immense fan following today and his game simply needs no introduction. In fact, he is considered as one of the most famous cricketers of Pakistan till date and his fans pray him like God. He is also known for hitting a lot of sixes and has made a number of records in this context. Another record that he holds include the record of fastest century that he made in the second match of his entire career. Afridi is a hard working cricketer and his games depicts the same.
Afridi is also considered as the sixth richest cricketer of the world. He is the only Pakistani cricketer to get an annual income of 2.5 million dollars. Alongside, the net worth that Afridi owns extends up to 47 million dollars which is huge indeed.
5 Virender Sehwag:
One of the most successful Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag is considered as the fifth richest cricketer as of now. Sehwag is an amazing Indian all-rounder who has never disappointed his team as well as fans ever since he made his debut in the year 1999. Sehwag holds a number of records in his bag and the best is the 309 runs in the test match against Pakistan where his fans gave him the title of ‘Sultan of Multan’.
Sehwag’s annual salary ranges up to a huge 3.5 million dollars. Not only this, the gentleman also owns a net worth of 40 million dollars including all his assets. Sehwag is also known for his amazing and witty tweets on Twitter.
4 Shane Watson:
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has maintained a huge record for himself and made his team proud. After his debut in the year 2002, he proved that he is an amazing cricketer in all formats of crickets. He recently made a retirement from the T20 international cricket where he came home with flying colors.
He is the only cricketer who has been declared as the man of the match for four consecutive times in any of the events of ICC. Shane Watson today is considered as the fourth richest cricketer of the world and his annual salary ranges up to 4 million dollars along with a net worth of 40 million dollars.
3 Gautam Gambhir:
Gautam Gambhir is considered as one of the prized possessions that the Indian cricket team has today. This opener for the Indian cricket team also happens to be the captain of one of the teams of the Indian Premier League. Ever since his debut, Gambhir has always fared well on the field and his game is considered to be a much sorted one. He is also considered as the only cricketer to score five centuries in five test matches.
Apart from playing very well on the field, he is also known for earning huge and this is the reason why Gautam Gambhir is considered as the third richest cricketers of the world. The annual salary that Gambhir gets for his game ranges up to 3.9 million dollars and he has a net worth of 44 million dollars respectively.
2 Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli is often termed as the future Sachin Tendulkar by all his fans. And why not? After all, his game has some kind of magic into it. He takes the entire cricket match like a storm, thereby making his team win and proud. This amazing cricketer is the captain of the Indian Cricket team and he is doing really well in his cricket career. He has a huge fandom today.
Virat Kohli is considered as the second richest cricketer in the world today. His annual salary ranges up to an astronomical amount of 3.1 million dollars. The other sources which make this man rich include his endorsements for a several brands as well as various public appearances. His net worth extends up to a huge amount of 46 million dollars
1 MS Dhoni:
The most sorted cricketer ever, MS Dhoni shocked everyone when he decided to retire himself from the test matches. Nevertheless, it doesn’t affect his fan-following at all. Dhoni is the most amazing cricketer that anybody would ever find and his amazing gaming skills depict the same. From hitting the most number of sixes to making his team win a number of records under his captaincy, Dhoni has come a long way today.
This amazing cricketer is referred to as the richest cricketer in the world today. Dhoni holds a whopping salary of 3.5 million dollars along with a net worth of huge 65 million dollars. Recently, the biopic made on Dhoni earned a lot of appreciation. Dhoni is also seen making a number of endorsements and public appearances very often.
Top 10 Richest Cricketers of 2017
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These cricketers are amazing in terms of their game and earnings as well. Apart from getting their salaries for their game, they entertain various other sources such as businesses and endorsements which make them wealthy and rich.