Cricket is a religion in this country and quite a few cricketers are treated as demigods in many parts. Cricket has been as integral a part of Indians’ life as any other daily routine of a mortal. Without a shadow of a doubt, cricketers do earn quite a bit and here’s the list of the richest cricketers in our country.
10) Gautam Gambhir($20 Million):
One of the unsung heroes of Indian cricket, Gautam Gambhir is still quite a force to reckon with. But lack of opportunities has sidelined him from the Indian side. Gambhir earned a total of $20 Million during his playing time.
9) Rahul Dravid($22.6 Million):
One of the living legends of the game, Rahul Dravid has been one of the stalwarts of Indian cricket for over a decade and half. One of the true gentlemen of the game, Dravid has earned closely $22.6 Million in his life time.
8) Yusuf Pathan($26.5 Million):
Might surprise quite a few, but Yusuf Pathan earns quite a lot with his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and the big hitter was one of the super heroes who made IPL a real spectacle during its early days. Having played a few games for India, Pathan earned closely $26.5 Million and a lot more is still to come quite surely.
7) Sunil Gavaskar($30 Million):
“The Little Master” as they tout him, Sunil Gavaskar played a pivotal role in making India a great cricketing nation back in the 70s and 80s. He was the first cricketer ever to score 10,000 runs in Tests. Currently working as a commentator, Gavaskar’s earnings sum up to $30 Million.
6) Yuvraj Singh($35.5 Million):
One of the greatest entertainers and inspirational characters of the game, Yuvraj Singh is one of the greatest ODI cricketers of all time, if not the greatest as far as having impact on the game is concerned. His earnings sum up to $35.5 Million.
5) Virender Sehwag($40 Million):
The swashbuckling opener from Delhi, Virender Sehwag has entertained one and all for over 15 years. Arguably one of the best cricketers we ever had, Sehwag at his prime was a nightmare for any bowling unit. He earned a total of $40 Million during his playing time.
4) Sourav Ganguly($55 Million):
The prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly AKA Dada, was one of the greatest leaders the game has ever seen. During his time as captain, Indian cricket reached eternal heights and started believing that they can do something really big on the grand stage. His earnings sum up to $55 Million.
3) Virat Kohli($60 Million):
The Indian skipper across all formats, Virat Kohli without a shadow of a doubt, is a fan favorite. Never short of passion and aggression, Kohli has raised the standards of his game in a way that rarely few match up to him currently. He is one of the favorites for companies to make him brand ambassador as well, which makes his earnings $60 Million in quite a short time compared to some other stalwarts of the game.
2) MS Dhoni($100 Million):
Small town boys can really do something big and MS Dhoni is the best example for it. First ever cricketer from Ranchi to get into the Indian side, MS Dhoni is one of the greats of the game and during his tenure as captain, he led India to various triumphs. His total earnings sum up to $100 Million.
1) Sachin Tendulkar($115 Million):
Was there ever any doubt on who would top this list? Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is not just the undisputed king of statistics, but also is the richest cricketer in Indian history. His greatness on field can never be described in words but Sachin’s net worth sums up closely to $115 Million, which the most for any cricketer not just in India but the world.