The richest cricket player in the world 2017 is Mahendra Singh Dhoni who belongs to the Indian team and earned $29 million in a year. In the sports world, some games give much wealth and fame to the players. Cricket is one of them, and it is the favorite game in most world countries. People love to see the international competition of the cricket between different country teams. Given below a list of top 10 richest cricket players in the world that are also most famous and successful cricketers in 2017.
Almost this game is viewed in all parts of the world. Here you will read about the richest cricket players in the world. These cricketers earned their income from international cricket, T20 league and now domestic cricket like PSL & IPL. IPL is the most popular way of Indian cricketers to earn, and it is the only league which gained much fame in the whole world. Cricketers who have the highest income mostly include the India team players. A player performance is an important thing which makes him famous, and he makes an expensive contract with cricket board. However, these cricketers also earned through different brand endorsements deals.
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10. Michael Clark – Australia
Yearly Income – $2.9 million
Former Australian team captain Michael Clark ranked at 10th position on this list. He was born on 2nd April 1981 and known as nickname Nemo and Clarkey. An excellent cricketer in the Australian team who played nicely. He earned via Australian cricket board and different brands like Gillette, Spartan sports. The Australian team defeated the New Zealand in his captaincy in the 2015 ICC Cricket world Cup. He retired from the One-day cricket after world cup 2015.
9. AB DE Villiers – South Africa
Yearly income – $3.5 million
South Africa team has one gem in the form of AB DE Villiers. He was born on 17 February 1984 and known with nickname Mr.360. The cricketer who can change the whole match map with his incredible performance. He can Play the shoots in all directions that’s why he is called Mr.360. From last few years, he is including best batsman in the world. He earned by IPL contract and South Africa Central contract.
8. Yuvraj Singh – India
Yearly Income – $3.8 million
India cricket team has most of richest players in the world. Yuvraj was born on 12 December 1981 in India and known with nickname Yuvi. He is an icon for youth and show excellent performance in 2011 ICC World Cup and won the award as the man of the tournament. Most income of the cricketer comes from Indian Premier League and different products deals. Through IPL contract he earned $1.8 million of his income. He made success in a very short time with excellent performance because at one time he was considered the dependable batsman in the team.
7. Gautam Ghambir – India
Yearly income – $5 million
India left-handed opening batsman who is no more in the International team was the best batsman in the world. Known with nickname Gautier born on 14 October 1981. He performed splendidly in the initial overs of the match. Now Gautam is rising start of Indian Premier League and captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and earned $1.5 million by IPL contract. Ghambir makes a deal with many brands like Red Bull, Reebok and Hero Honda. One of the perfect batsmen who bears every type of ball.
6. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan
Yearly Income – $5.3 million
Only Pakistani player in the list is Shahid Afridi who is known with nickname Lala. He was born on 1st March 1980 in Pakistan and belongs to Pathan family. Sometimes he played very aggressively but nicely. Afridi is famous for his sixes and people called him Boom Boom Afridi. He just retired from the International cricket but played in T20 Nation team and current captain of Peshawar Zalmi franchise, Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Shahid Afridi earned $4 million from endorsements deals with Q Mobile, Pepsi Co, and Head &Shoulder. One of the favorite players of many Pakistani people as well as other individuals in the world.
5. Shane Watson – Australia
Yearly Income – $ 5.5 million
The Australian all rounder known with nickname Watto is the generous person in the world. He had played his last international T20 match against the India in Mohali. Shane born on 17 June 1981 in Australia and played some great games especially one-day matches. Now his income comes from the endorsement deals and contract with Australian cricket board and T20 leagues which pay him $3.5 million. He sponsored the TAG Heuer, Asics and Gunn & Moore and earned $2 million. Shortly a player with his remarkable skills makes the life of another team miserable.
4. Virender Sehwag – India
Yearly income – $5.8 million
Former Indian cricket who is retired from the International Cricket is also the richest cricketer in the world. He is still playing the Indian Premier League (IPL), and most of his income ($1.8 million) comes from IPL. Virender was born on 20 October 1978 and people called him with his nickname Viru. He is the aggressive but marvelous player who can play long innings. He made many endorsement deals with Hero Honda, Fila, and Royal Challenge and earned $4 million from them.
3. Chris Gayle – West Indies
Yearly Income – $7.5 million
One of best and winning player of West Indies is the highest paid cricketer in the world. He is well known due to his smile and action. Chris was born on 21 September 1979 and has many nicknames like World Boss, Master Storm, Gayle Force and Gayle Storm. He is a world class player who can throw the ball out of boundary line and got the big score. From vaiousT20 leagues he makes income about $4.5 million, and as an ambassador of PepsiCo and Royal Challenge, he secured $3 million.
2. Virat Kohli – India
Yearly Income – $24.9 million
Another handsome India team player and test cricket Captain is including in this list. He is known with nickname Cheeku and born on 5 November 1988. Virat is the bright new face in the cricket world who has creates many success for his team in the recent years. A class batsman who shows consistency in his form and played splendidly. He earned $18 million from different deals leading brands like Nike, Toyota, PepsiCo and Head& Shoulder and $6.9 million from various cricket contract with BCCI and IPL. He became the highest paid player in Indian Premier League (IPL) with salary $2.26 million.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – India
Yearly Income – $29 million
Current captain of Indian team is at the top of richest cricket players in the world. He was born in India on 7 July 1981 and known with nickname MSD and Mahi. He played with the strike rate and reached the height of success in a very short period. MS Dhoni remains in the heart of millions of people as the winner and captain of the 2nd world cup. In difficult situations, he has the perfect strategy on the field. One of the most expensive IPL contract and he has earned $6 million from his professional IPL and BCCI contracts and earned $23 million from various endorsement deals like Sony, PepsiCo, and Reebok. Dhoni also included in the list of highest paid athlete in 2012.
List of Top 10 Most Richest Cricket Players Who are Successful
|Sr. No||Richest Cricket Players
|1||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||$29||India|
|3||Chris Gayle||$7.5||West Indies|
|9||AB DE Villiers||$3.5||South Africa|
I am sure this article is most sought out by young generation in particular for boys and who have keen interest and passion for playing cricket. We should admit that these players give best to their team and this high income is a reward for them. They make their unique place in the team and world because of their remarkable performance. These cricketers are motivation for the newcomers in the cricket world and who has enthusiastic to come in the cricket.