Cricket is counted among such sports in the world which has a lot of fan following and it is ranked as the most popular sports in the world. Almost this game is played in every continent. Some of the players have earned a lot just because of this game and are now consider and as to be the richest. In this very article we will be talking about ten such cricketers who are richest because of the earnings they have received because of playing this incredible game and also because of the endorsements that they do. Now follows the list.
10. Michael Clarke
The cricketer who is considered as to be among the richest cricketers in this world is current Australian skipper named as Michael Clarke. He was born on 2nd April 1981 in New South Wales, Australia. After the retirement of the Ricky Ponting he has been given the captaincy of the Australian cricket team both in the test cricket as well as the one day international. With earnings of 4.9 million US dollars he has claimed for the number tenth place in this list. He has been given the name of Pup by his team mates. He was called to play his first test match against the Indians in the year 2004 while he made his one day international debut against the England team in the year 2003.
9. Ricky Ponting
Not only the greatest ever person to have led the Australian side but also one of the most successful captain in world cricket, Ricky Ponting is at the number ninth place in this list. He was born on 19th December 1974 in Tasmania, Australia. There is no cricketing feat that this cricketer has not achieved in his illustrious carrier. He made his debut in the one day internationals against the opponent named as Sri Lanka in the year 1995 and in the same year he was called for the test team against the South Africans. With earnings of 4.1 million US dollars he has made it to this position in this list.
8. Brett Lee
The next cricket in this list is again an Australian named as Brett Lee. He was born on 8th November 1976 and now has retired from the international cricket but continues to play in the Indian Premier League as well as the Big Bash Twenty 20 League. When he used to play for his nation, he was one of the fastest bowlers in the whole world. He has a lot of fan following in different parts of the world and people used to call him by the name of Binga. Annually his earnings are reported to be 4.9 million US dollars. He made debut in the test cricket in the year 1999 against the mighty Indian and the following year in 2000, he was called to play his first one day international against Pakistan.
7. Virender Sehwag
The dashing Indian opener named as Virender Sehwag is at the number seventhth place in this list which shows the top ten richest cricketers in the whole world. He was born on 20th October 1978 in Delhi. With a huge fan following nit in India but also throughout the world he has been given the title of Nawab of Najafgarh. His earning per year is close to 6.9 million US dollars. He made it to the Indian test side in the year 2001 against the South Africans whereas he was selected for the one day international team in the year 1999. He is one of the most destructive batsmen in the whole world.
6. Saurabh Ganguly
The next Indian to feature in this list of the top ten richest cricketers in the world is Saurabh Ganguly. He was born on 8th July 1972 and was among one of the most talented and experienced batsman in the Indian cricket team. Not only is this he also assumed as to be the most successful captain India has ever got. He not only lifted his game but also managed to life the standards of all the players who used to be the part of the team when he was captain. Although he retired some years back but still is considered as one of the richest cricketer in the whole world.
5. Rahul Dravid
One of the most gifted player in the whole world who recently announced retirement from all forms of the game named as Rahul Dravid is the player that we have next in this list. He was born on 11th January 1973 and made it to the Indian team in the year 1996. Since then he has been considered as one of the best batsman in the whole cricketing world. Over the years the graph of his income has been increasing so fast and so he has not reached to the number fifth place in to the list of the richest cricketers in the world.
4. Yuvraj Singh
The dashing southpaw is at the number fourth place in this list. One of the most important player in the Indian cricketing squad, Yuvraj Singh has not only raised his cricketing skill and standards over the years but has also been in the list of the richest cricketers in the whole world. He made his debut to the Indian cricket team in the year 2000 and since then he is regular member of the team. His earnings are so high only because of the amount paid by the BCCI, IPL team, and the commercials in which he feature.
3. Gautam Gambhir
The Indian cricket named as Gautam Gambhir is at the number third place in this list of the top ten richest cricketers in the world. He was born on 14th October 1981. Together with Virender Sehwag he now opens the Indian innings in almost all form of the game in which India features. He made it to the Indian one day squad in the year 2003 against Bangladesh and the following year that is in 2004 he was selected for the Indian test side. His earnings in a calendar year is estimated be 7.3 million US dollars.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
The player named as Sachin Ra-mesh Tendulkar is at the number second place in this list. He was born in the city of Mumbai on 24th April 1973. He is considered as to be the greatest person to have ever played this game. For many years he has been the richest cricketer in the whole world. His endless amount talent and a very generous attitude he has been the most respected player in the whole world. At this time his earnings have been close to 18.6 million US dollars.
1. MS Dhoni
The richest cricket is the whole world is the Indian skipper named as Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His total earnings in a particular year are very close to 26.5 million US dollars which is far more than any other player playing this game. He was born on 7th July 1981 in the place called as Ranchi which is in the state of Jharkhand. He made his entry in the Indian one day international team against the Bangladesh on 23rd December 2004 and after almost a year his was called to play in the Indian test team. He plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League for which he earns a lot.