As all of you know there are many sports in the world and very few sports are popular all over the world. Cricket is one of the most popular games of this world. Cricket has given a lot of popularity, fame and wealth to the players those who are playing for their country in international level. This is a game which is known as gentle man game and this is a game which watched almost in every country of this world. Cricketers are getting handsome salary from their game, now most of the cricket lover wants to know about their favorite cricketer’s annual income. They want to know which cricketers are earning highest in the world and how much. So if you are one of them who want to know about world’s most richest cricketers, checkout this fresh list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world along with their net worth. Indian cricketers have topped this list and you can also checkout here top 10 richest cricketers in India.
Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World
10. Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke is the former captain of Australian cricket team who is also known as by richest Australian cricketer. He was born on 2nd April 1981 and his nick name is Clarkey. He recently took retirement from cricket but still he is one of the richest cricketers in the world and comes at number 10th position in our list. According to report his annual income is around 2.9 million dollars and he is getting this income from various advertisement and cricket commentary. He is always a great player for Australia cricket team.
9. AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers is one of the most successful South African cricketers in the World. He is also known as by 360 degree batsman and Superman of cricket. There are so many unbelievable international records of AB De Villiers. His exceptional batting skill makes him very popular all over the world. No doubt he is a world class batsman and he deserves this position in our list. His annual income is around 3.5 million dollars and he is getting this amount from South African cricket board, IPL and other T20 leagues and some advertisements also. Now he is consider as the modern great cricketer in this world. He has a good batting average and can hit big sixes all around the ground.
8. Gautam Gambhir
This former left-handed opener is well known for his exceptional batting skills. He is also the captain of KKR team in IPL. He is very patriot and known as a true fighter sports man. He was born in 14th October 1981 and his nickname is Gauti. According to research his yearly income is around 5 million dollars so he comes at number 8th position in our list of richest cricketers in the world.
7. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma who is well known as Hitman is an excellent cricketer of Indian cricket team. Rohit comes at number 7th position in our list of richest cricket players. According to the source his annual income is around 5 million dollars. His extra ordinary batting and fielding skills are just unbelievable and that’s the main reason behind of his huge fan following all over the world. This cricketer has achieved a lot of record in his name. He is the only batsman who has two double centuries in international one day cricket match and the highest individual score of 264 against Sri Lanka.
6. Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi the Pakistani famous cricketer is at 6th position in the list of most richest cricketers. His nick name is Lala and he is a good batsman who has ability to hit long sixes. He is the only batsman who have made fastest century two times while we concern top 10 fastest centuries in ODI. He is an aggressive batsman who has a good strike rate in international cricket career. Now he is playing in several t20 leagues and his annual estimated income is around 5.3 million dollars.
5. Shane Watson
Shane Watson comes at number 5th position in the list of world’s Richest Cricketers. He is a famous all-rounder for Australian cricket team. His nick name is Watto. He was born on 17th June 1981. Currently he has a yearly income of 5.5 million dollars. Now he is playing for Royal challenger Bangalore team in IPL. No doubt he is a class player and he deserves this position.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar the legend of cricket history, who is also known as many nick names like Master Blaster, God of Cricket, Little Master comes at 4th position in our list. He was started his career at very young age and has archived a lot of records which are just unbelievable. According to report he has 6.8 million dollars per year now and total net worth of around $115 million dollars.
3. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is one of the most popular cricketer and well known for his destructive batting style. He has a huge fan following all over the world and he comes at the 3rd position in the list of richest cricketers in the world. This Caribbean left-hander batsman was born on 21st September 1979. He has huge wrist power and you can easily enjoy many big hits from this batsman. Nowadays he has a yearly income of around 7.5 million dollars and his income mostly comes through West Indies cricket board, other T20 leagues like IPL, big Bash and also various brand advertisement.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is on 2nd position in our list of most earning cricketers in the world. He is known as great modern age cricketer and also very famous as the run machine. He has a good batting average in all formats of the cricket. His nickname is Cheeku and he is now the captain of Indian Cricket team. He is very aggressive in field. He has around 24.9 million dollars income per year. This income comes from BCCI contract, IPL and other advertising sources.
1. MS Dhoni
Ms Dhoni the former Indian captain comes at the top of the list of highest income cricketers in the world. He was born on 7th July 1981 and now well known as Mahi. This Jharkhand cricketer has a good cricketing mind and very good stumping skills. He is one of the best wicket keepers of this world. He is very cool, calm and compose and known as one of the most successful Indian cricket team captains of all time. Currently this player has a yearly income of almost 28.7 million dollars.