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  • November 30, 2022

The richest cricket players in the world

Cricket is no less popular in today's world than soccer tennis or golf. Once upon a time, parents used to keep their children away from sports. But now the context has changed. Parents have changed their beliefs. Now many families want their son/daughter to become a cricketer when he/she grows up. They also make the necessary arrangements for this.

The stories of India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir and Afghan Rashid Khan are well known. Cricket has changed their lives, forever. 

The salaries of pro cricketers are getting higher and thanks to advertising revenues the most important athletes in the global arena can earn up to several million dollars a year. 

So about this, who are the richest cricketers in the world in recent years?

10. Yuvraj Singh is one of the most popular cricketers in India. He was quintessential in India's victory in 2007 Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup. Since when Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for 2 million rupees, his annual income is 3,5 million dollars.

9. Former World Cup-winning Australia captain Michael Clarke has an annual income of 3,9 million. Most of his income comes from commentary or television appearances. Also, he earns a huge amount of money for advertising. Overall, Clarke is the ninth highest-earning cricketer in the world.

8. The annual income of the Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is eye-catching, earning 4,79 million a year from cricket and advertising. 

7. Australian multi-talented Shane Watson is among the top 10 highest-earning cricketers in the world, earning 4.26 million per year, most of which come from cricket and advertising.

6. Afridi is the real boss of T20 cricket, having literally millions of fans all over the world. Besides cricket, Afridi earns a lot off the pitch, which in fact he spends for the welfare of the poor and humanity. His earnings as a cricketer are around 5.50 million every year while getting another 5.42 million due to advertising.

4. You may not like the South African team, but AB de Villiers is a true cricket superstar, being also called “The cricket knight”. De Villiers, is in the field with four fours. The shine of the race. According to Forbes, AB de Villiers, who retired from cricket a couple of years ago, has an annual revenue of 88.4 million

3. Chris Gayle is the only player to cross the 10,000-run mark in the T20 format. The Jamaican cricketer earns more than two million rupees on average playing IPL. The rest of the income comes from the sponsorship of various brands.

2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's biopic has already been seen by many sports fans so the vivid biography of his childhood has come to light. Born into a lower-middle-class family, Dhoni has had to support his family since childhood. He is currently the second highest earning player in world cricket. According to Forbes, former India captain Dhoni has an annual income of ৭21.6 million. He got Rs 15 crore from IPL alone. Dhoni is also the 2nd richest cricketer in the world earning 30 million.

1. Without a doubt, Virat Kohli is the greatest cricket player in the world today. He is ahead of all other cricketers on social media and his performances are among the best ever on a cricket ground. According to Forbes, the Indian captain is one of the highest-earning cricketers in the world, whose annual income is 24 million rupees. Kohli earns 16.5 crore every year just by playing in the IPL. The rest of his earnings come from the national team's salary plus advertising and sponsorship rights. He is ranked 73rd on the list of highest-earning athletes in the world.