Cricket and Cricketers are always has been an entertainment source for us but do you know they earn massive income from it. Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world after football in terms of viewership. It is also said that cricket is not just a game but a religion in India. As it is the most followed in countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the cricketers who play this game also earns big amount. Some top cricketers in the world earn a huge amount from various cricket leagues and endorsement apart from their salary from the respective board. Here is the list of top 10 highest Paid Cricketers in the World.
5. AB De Villiers ( 5.5 Million )
This 360-degree player and Superman of Cricket is the 5th most player who highly earns through brand endorsement, salaries by South African Central Board, IPL, and another cricket leagues. 3.5 Million he earns through his through his salary only. And he also paid 2 Million by a company which he endorses. AB De Villiers annually earns 5.5 Million.
4. Shahid Afridi ( 6.3 Million )
Boom Boom Afridi is the most explosive batsman. He earns 2.3 Million through his salary by PCB and another T20 league. And he is number one top paid Pakistan player. And he is also endorsing top brands in Pakistan. From endorsement, he earns 4 Million and he annually earns around 6.3 Million which makes him 4th highest paid cricketers in the world.
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3. Chris Gayle ( 7.5 Million )
This Jamaican batsman, Chris Gayle is a destructive force in Cricket and also a party animal. He is the most valuable player in any cricket league. He just earns 4.5 Million by various cricket leagues like Big Bash, IPL, Cpl, and much more and he is the great entertainer so the various companies have him as their Brand Ambassador and they pay him 3 Million for brand Endorsement.
2. Virat Kohli ( 24.9 Million )
The run machine and skipper of Indian test team, Virat Kohli is the best batsmen in the world which can be seen off-field also. He was the highest paid cricketer in 2016 IPL where he pockets 2.26 Million. Virat is A pool cricketer and thus earn a handsome amount from BCCI. Including income from IPL and BCCI, Kohli earns around 6.9 Million annually. He also does the endorsement for various big brands and also owns his brand WRONG. He is the 2nd highest paid cricketer in the world and in coming years, he will definitely beat MS Dhoni in to become world’s highest paid cricketers.
1. M.S.Dhoni ( 28.7 Million )
Limited over skipper of Indian cricket team, M.S Dhoni is the most successful captain in the world cricket and also most earning cricketer in the world. He earns 23 Million through endorsing only while from IPL and BCCI he pockets 5.7 Million annually. He has the most number of an endorsement which is more than Virat and Sachin Tendulkar. The annual income of Dhoni is 28.7 Million which makes him highest paid cricketers in the world. Well, Dhoni is not a great captain but also a rich man.