The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world. India is the second most populated country in the world, only behind China, and this makes India the largest cricket audience as China doesn’t play international.
Over the years, we have seen Indian cricket grow stronger every day and this is a combined effort of the cricketers who train very hard and give their best in the middle and administrators who work hard behind the scene.
BCCI’s net worth is many folds higher than any other cricket board in the world. From television rights to sponsorships, the amount of revenue BCCI generate every year is unparalleled in world cricket.
Now, it is obvious that if BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world, Indian cricketer will be in the top bracket in the list of richest cricketers. Apart from the money they receive from BCCI, cricketers, in India, are the top priorities for brands when it comes to endorsement. Recently, Virat Kohli signed a Rs 110 crore deal with Puma that created a huge storm on social media.
Apart from brand endorsement, many Indian cricketers also invest in business ventures to ensure a luxurious lifestyle even after there retirements.
This list of richest Indian cricketers is full of big names who not only did well on the field but also managed make a lot of money in the process. From the great Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, Indian cricket has always rewarded good performances in the field.
In this post, Divey Chawla lists India’s top 8 richest cricketers of all time.
8) Rohit Sharma (Net worth: INR 124.5 crore)
The Mumbai batsman is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world.
7) Yuvraj Singh (Net worth: INR 146 crore)
Yuvraj Singh is one of the most loved cricketers in the world. He is the only batsman to smash 6 sixes in an over in T20I cricket. He is also one of the most richest Indian cricketers.
6) Suresh Raina (Net worth: INR 150 crore)
In the list of riches Indian cricketers, Suresh Raina is at number 6 position. Raina is struggling to make a comeback to international cricket, but, not long ago, he was one of the finest middle order batsmen and fielders in limited overs cricket.
5) Yusuf Pathan (Net worth: INR 169 crore)
The big hitting all-rounder from Baroda was once the most destructive batsman in India. Presently, he plays domestic cricket for Baroda and represents Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
4) Virender Sehwag (Net worth: 255 crore)
In the lost of richest Indian cricketers, the Nawab of Najafgarh is number 4. Sehwag is widely regarded as one of the most destructive opening batsmen in cricket history, across all three formats of the game.
3) Virat Kohli (net worth: INR 390 crore)
The poster boy of Indian cricket Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketer in the world presently. Kohli’s rise from a young aggressive cricketer to the captain of Indian cricket across all three formats of the game, is nothing short of spectacular.
2) MS Dhoni (Net worth: INR 734 crore)
The most successful captain in Indian cricket history and one of the greatest in the history of the game, MS Dhoni is the second most richest Indian cricketer of all time.
1) Sachin Tendulkar (Net worth: INR 1066 crore)
Sachin Tendulkar, popularly known as the ‘God of Cricket’ is, arguably, the greatest batsman ever. His records and achievements are unparalleled and this is why he is the richest Indian cricketer ever.