India’s love for cricket shall be forever unfathomable. Almost every Indian has grown up watching and playing cricket. The Indian cricketers have inspired the population and at some point been role models to them.
They are the ones who have shaped Indian cricket and brought it where it is right now. The cricketers put in a lot of effort to make our country proud every single day. Apart from cricket, they also endorse brands and support social causes. Check out the top ten richest cricketers in India in 2018 who have shaped Indian cricket and brought it where it is right now.
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10. Rahul Dravid
The gentleman of Indian cricket and former captain has an average estimated income of more than $22 million. The man who changed the face of Indian cricket in the international scenario has always been a favourite of the cricket fans. ‘The Wall’ of India’s cricket team took an early retirement in 2011 but can be still counted as one of the richest cricketers in India owing to his endorsements. Rahul Dravid has also been appointed as ambassador of Bengaluru FC for upcoming ISL season.
9. Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan has a net worth of around twenty-six million dollars. Apart from playing for India, he is also a part of IPL where he is currently associated with Kolkata Knight Riders. The man has founded a cricket academy along with his brother Irfan Pathan called the Cricket Academy. This all-rounder cricketer has made enough contributions for uplifting the status of cricket since his debut in 2001.
8. Virender Sehwag
The only man who has seen India’s development in cricket over the years and also been part of it is Virender Sehwag. The batsman has enough records to his name, the fastest triple century in a Test Match being one of them. The man endorses brands of different which alone gets earns him an amount which roughly sums up to $2 million. One can only imagine what his net annual income is. So it won’t be wrong to say Sehwag is one of the richest cricketers in India whose worth is around forty million dollars.
7. Gautam Gambhir
The face of the young cricket team, Gambhir though currently is not playing for the team but still manages to be one of the richest cricketers in India this year. The creditors of his worth go to the Indian Premier League. Gautam Gambhir is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, a team owned by the famous Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan. With several brand endorsements and his contract with the IPL team, lands him second on this list.
6. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, the name itself says it all. He is the personality with whom the Indian cricket team has been identified with over the ages all over the world. His contribution towards the Indian team and to cricket as a whole, is beyond comprehension. He retired when India received its second world cup but has been ruling the hearts of cricket fans forever. The man is the face of several leading brands which makes him an estimated net worth of more than 160 million dollars and also the richest cricketer in India.
5. Yuvraj Singh
The man who won hearts with his six sixes in ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, has an approximate annual income of 3.8 million dollars. Yuvraj Singh is the man who lead India to win its second world cup even when he was fighting cancer. His cancer trust YuWeCan helps spread awareness about cancer and people who are dealing with it. The young man has several records to his name. He is also associated with Indian Premier League where he has been one of the highest-paid players. He last played for the team Sunrisers Hyderabad and also lead the team to win the trophy.
4. Rohit Sharma
The young player has rapidly achieved fame with his top class batting skills. He debuted in the year 2007 and in ten years has some of the best records of international cricket to his name. Sharma is also associated with Indian Premier League, and with good looks and style the young handsome cricketer also endorses products leading him to be one of the richest cricketers in India in 2018.
3. Sourav Ganguly
The Dada of Indian cricket and one of the best captain India ever had, Sourav Ganguly took an early retirement in the year 2008 after making sure that India had cut out a name for itself in international cricket. Dada is currently the President of Cricket Association Bengal team and he also owns a team in ISL. The Prince also endorses products and has an impressive worth of around fifty five million dollars.
The present captain of Indian cricket team, is himself a brand name. He is the brand ambassador of India’s leading brands like Nike, Adidas, Toyota and many more. The man has seen many heights quite early in his career. The man with good looks and equally talented skills has a net income of more than twenty two million. The captain of RCB, thus can be titled as the second richest cricketer in India.
1. MS Dhoni
The former Indian captain, who holds the record of making India win its second World cup is currently the richest cricketer in India as of 2018. He has an approximate net worth of around one hundred million dollars. His contract with the IPL and the BCCI fetches him the largest income. The captain cool has led his IPL team to victory numerous times. He is one of the highest paid players in the Indian Premier League. His brand endorsements and his uncountable wins I different tournaments make sure he tops the list of top ten richest cricketers in India this year.
The Indian cricket team has been shaped by several cricketers and the above ten mentioned have made noteworthy contributions. The effort they have put in to give a platform to India in international cricket is inexplicable. Their worth is nothing compared to their hard work that they put in every day and make India proud.