Nobody can dispute the fact that cricket is the most lucrative sport in India. The only explanation for this is that many Indians like watching the game on TV and OTT services. Many businesses spend a lot of money to purchase a slot to display commercials for their products because there are so many viewers.
This is the reason the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the biggest cricket governing body in the world, earns millions of rupees from the sport each year. As a result, it also pays generously for the affiliated cricketers.
We’ve put up a list of Richest Cricketers in India who are widely regarded as the wealthiest players in the world and India below.
1. Sachin Tendulkar: 1090 crore rupees
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricket player in both India and the entire world, topping both lists. In ODIs and Tests, he is also renowned for having scored the most hundreds. He has endorsement deals with companies like Toshiba, BMW, Reliance Communications, Luminous, and UNICEF. His net worth surpasses $1 billion.
2. Virat Kohli: 980 crore rupees
The most devoted player, Virat Kohli, is known to have a net worth of Rs 980 crore. India won 29 T20Is while he was captain. In addition to his match pay, Kohli is said to earn Rs 7 crore annually.
3. MS Dhoni: 767 crore rupees
MS Dhoni has a net worth of Rs 767 crore and has coached Team India to two World Cup victories. He is promoting a variety of companies, including Indigo Paint, Orient PSPO, Rebook, Amity University, Share Market Equity Firm, and more.
4. Rohit Sharma: 130 crore rupees
The Indian cricket team’s captain, Rohit Sharma, has a net worth of Rs 130 crore. He currently supports 24 different brands. He has so far contributed to the Mumbai Indians’ five IPL championships.
5. Ravindra Jadeja: 100 crore rupees
One of the best all-around players on the Indian team is Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is also included in the list of top fielders. He reportedly gets Rs. 1 crore annually. He has a 100 billion rupee net worth.
6. Shikhar Dhawan, 96 crore rupees
Shikhar Dhawan, a well-known opener, has a net worth of Rs 96 crore. Brands like Boat, IMG Reliance, Airtel India, Vedantu Learn, and V star are affiliated with Dhawan. His annual compensation, according to sources, is Rs 5 crore.
7. KL Rahul: 43 crore rupees
KL Rahul’s name cannot be overlooked when discussing India’s top openers. As India’s fourth-fastest player, Rahul set a record for scoring 4,000 runs in the T20 format. His net worth is Rs. 43 crore, compared to his yearly salary of Rs. 5 crore.
8. Rishabh Pant: 36 crore rupees
Everyone adores India’s left-handed wicketkeeper and batsman Rishabh Pant. Pant has a net worth of Rs 36 crores and is well-known for being the fastest wicket-keeper for India to score 1,000 runs in a Test match. It has been said that he makes Rs 5 crore annually.
9. Hardik Pandya: 30 crore rupees
We could not leave out another all-arounder, Hardik Pandya, from the list. In domestic cricket, Pandya represents Baroda and the Mumbai Indians (IPL).
10. Jasprit Bumrah: 29 crore rupees
Bumrah is the only bowler on the list who is a wealthy cricketer out of all the players. Bumrah has established a reputation as the Indian cricket team’s fastest bowler among cricket fans. He represents Gujarat in the IPL on a national level. After getting married to Sanjana Ganesan, he also gained fame. Bumrah, who is 28 years old, has a net worth of 29 crore rupees.
11. Irfan Pathan
The former Indian cricketer represented his nation in both the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He bowled fast-medium seam and batted left-handed. Because of his superb bowling talent and enviable popularity, he scored a hat-trick against Pakistan in his debut test match. He runs “The Cricket Academy Of Pathans” with his brother Yusuf Pathan as partners. He moved up to position nine on this list thanks to his projected $30 million net worth in 2022.
12. Suresh Raina
With a projected net worth of $35 million in 2022, former Indian cricketer Suresh Rain successfully climbed to the eighth position among the richest players in India. He also represents several well-known products, including 9stacks, WTF Sports, BharatPe, Fantain, and CEAT.
13. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh, another of India’s Richest cricketers, is well recognized for his destructive batting skills. In 2022, his estimated net worth will be $50 million. He is a renowned cricketer in India, and the majority of cricket fans are ardent admirers of this classy and venerable all-around batsman. There is no denying his cricketing prowess, and he also earns one of the highest salaries of any cricketer in India. He is a fighter as well because he recently made a full recovery from cancer and resumed playing.