23 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: Indians are obsessed Cricket. The popularity that Indian cricketers share elevates them to the level of demigods. With hard work, success and popularity comes brand endorsements, advertisements and tons of money. With IPL tournament, the dimension of cricketers’ earning graphs has made even bigger jumps.
So, here is the list of top 5 richest Indian cricketers (according to Trendrr.net as of 2019):
5. Virendra Sehwag – $40 million
Sehwag, the most attacking opening batsman, could hit any ball outside the boundary. Forming an unforgettable opening pair Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag is the only Indian played to have scored two triple centuries in Test cricket. He is still known as the ‘player who plays Test matches as if they were one day internationals and ODIs as T-20s.’
4. Sourav Ganguly – $56 million
Sourav Ganguly had a very long innings as a player and as the captain of the team. Apart from his batting skills, Ganguly was also useful as medium pace bowler. One of the most elegant players ever to have played for India, Ganguly has a net worth of $56 million from cricketing activities alone, reports Trendrr.net.
3. Virat Kohli – $83 million
The current captain Virat Kohli is the highest earning member of the Indian cricket team. With numerous brand endorsements to his name and a successful stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, Kohli has a worth of $83 million. If he goes on to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries, then he might go up higher in the list in the coming years.
2. MS Dhoni – $129 million
With an excellent record as Indian captain, Dhoni is the reason why players from smaller towns believe in making it big. Under Captain Cool’s tactical leadership, India has won the World Cup in both the one-day and the T-20 format. He has also led Chennai Super Kings to two IPL wins. Thus, his spot on No-2 should not come as a surprise.
1. Sachin Tendulkar – $161 million
The God of cricket in India, Sachin Tendulkar, deserves the top spot in the list. He is the only player in with 100 international centuries to his name (49 in one-day internationals and 51 in Tests). With a Bharat Ratna honor, the ‘Master Blaster’ is the most non-controversial cricketer. It is truly a privilege to hear the crowd roar ‘Sachin, Sachin’ when the Good walks onto the pitch.
What do you think about the list?