In India, the most popular sport is Cricket. Talking about the world, Cricket has maintained its dominance equally. Over the years in form, cricketers get a good amount through international matches. Indian Premier League (IPL) is no less to contribute to their net worth. No doubt these opportunities make the title of Richest Cricketer in the World.
Fans are so crazy about their following cricketers, that they always follow their playing style. The cricketers are undoubtedly celebrities to term. The demand for them offers opportunities to collaborate with famous brands, which pay them high.
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Sachin Tendulkar – the Richest Cricketer in the World
The Great Sachin Tendulkar has been continuing in making the whole of India proud, be it before or after retirement. He is especially known as Master Blaster because of his fine career which helped Team India to win various matches.
The God of cricket made his debut against Pakistan in the year of 1989. The match was played in the neighboring country of Pakistan. He has a record of being the first batsman to score a double century (200 runs) in One Day Internationals (ODI).
The cricketer was honored with Bharat Ratna in 2014 for his great contribution to sports. Talking about the brand approach, he got famous in the initial days for the Reynolds and Boost ad. Then he collaborated with brands like Adidas, BMW India, Coca-Cola, Toshiba, etc to promote them and is endorsed by ESPN star sports, Sanyo BPL.
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These opportunities made him a millionaire and gave him the tag of the Richest Cricketer in the World. He receives 2 crores approx from the BCCI. Apart from cricket niche, he made a record of being the first cricketer to sign 100 crores for becoming the brand ambassador of MRF tires.
In 2013, Tendulkar decided to retire from all cricket formats. He is currently in the charge of chief mentor of Mumbai Indians in IPL.
next Richest Cricketer in the World
After him, the next two names are from India also. Former Indian captains, Virat Kohli and M.S. Dhoni are listed in the 2nd and 3rd positions of Richest Cricketer in the World. Then comes Rickey Ponting from Australia and West Indies’s Brian Lara. Dhoni is still on the boat of playing. He will be seen playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Sometimes he makes a presence in India’s matches. Whereas, youth’s favorite Virat Kohli is back on track with his great form. The chase master now has maximum time to bring his team out of tough situations.
In a recent scenario, a tweet went viral. It claimed that Adam Gilchrist is the richest cricketer in the world. But that was a total misunderstanding. Because the person they were telling about is not the Australian Cricketer. The mentioned person is the CEO of F45. It is an Australian fitness center chain around the world, with Headquarters in Austin of Texas.
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