Cricket as a game has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. The game is particularly very popular in the Indian subcontinent and with the sheer amount of population in the region, it makes the sport a very attractive proposition for the brands.
This has led to some cricketers becoming extremely popular around the globe, thus leading to them having a healthy balance in their bank accounts.
Here we take a look at some of the richest cricketers in the world.
1. Shane Warne
One of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, Shane Warne has certainly lived a flamboyant life with his often outrageous personality. This made him a favourite of many big brands and his net worth according to celebritynetworth.com is around 50 million USD.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the biggest superstar of this game in this era and is also a burgeoning entrepreneur, already starting his own brand named ‘WROGN’. He is also one of the highest-paid players in the game with his mega contracts with Royal Challengers Bangalore and his yearly contract with the BCCI. Kohli’s net worth is believed to be around $127m.
3. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is one of the finest batsmen in the history of the game. In his heydays, the former Australian captain endorsed many brands and is currently involved with IPL franchise, Delhi Daredevils as their coach. His net worth is believed to be around $65m.
4. MS Dhoni
One of the most popular cricketers in the country, the Ranchi-born Dhoni’s story is truly inspirational. Hailing from a small town, Dhoni became one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket bringing the nation many laurels. This made him a media darling and brands lined up to sign him up. He is one of the richest cricketers in the world with his net worth estimated at around $113m.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Unarguably the greatest cricketer which India has produced, Sachin Tendulkar defined an era of Indian cricket. He was the favourite of all the fans of the game around the country and was nothing short of a ‘God’ in the eyes of the nation. With such fanatic popularity, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that he is the richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $150m.
Q: Who is the best cricketer ever in the world?
A: Wasim Akram. Akram is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. … Shane Warne. Widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of the game. … Brian Lara. … Muttiah Muralitharan. … Jacque Kallis. … Imran Khan. … Vivian Richards. … Gary Sobers. … Sachin Tendulkar. … Sir Don Bradman. …
Q: Which cricketer has the most centuries?
A: Jack Hobbs, an English cricketer, holds the record for the most first-class centuries with 197, according to CricketRecords.com. Hobbs also holds the record for the highest aggregate runs.
Q: Who is the richest cricket player?
A: Andrew Flintoff (England) Richest Cricketer. Freddie as he is affectionately known is the richest of the British crop of cricketers. He accumulated his net worth of $15 million while playing for Lancashire County Cricket Club, Indian Premiere League team CSK and England.
Q: What is the duration of an ODI match?
A: A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, currently 50, with the game lasting up to 8 hours. The Cricket World Cup, generally held every four years, is played in this format.