Cricket is one of the most popular games in the world. It is especially famous for a lot of class that the game involves, and is called the gentleman’s game by most people. A lot of people are actually interested in cricket and also in playing it but not all the people in their entire lifestyle, depend upon the sport. But when it comes to a country like India a lot of people enjoy the sport to its fullest. Cricket is almost like a religion in the country of India and people flock in Millions to the nearest stadiums to watch their dearest cricketers at play.
It is said that out of all the cricketers in the world the Indian cricketers are the highest paid cricketers. This was quite true before the advent of the Indian Premier League, but is undoubtedly true after this great tournament begin promising whopping amounts as salaries to any cricketer who is talented enough. A lot of cricketers have made Millions just by playing for the Indian Premier League within 2 months. Even the normal International salaries for the grade A Indian cricketers is quite high. So, here is a list of the top 10 richest cricketers of India 2018.
10. Rahul Dravid
Known affectionately by a lot of people as “The Wall”, this great Indian cricketer has been one of the most charming people to ever play cricket for the country. Known for his extraordinary batting skills as well as his ability to stay on the field for quite long without getting out, Rahul Dravid has been a role model to a lot of young cricketers and has played very major role in shaping the childhood of many cricketing legends. He is one of the highest run-getter in the history of cricket. He holds the record of highest number of catches in international cricket. He is also one of the richest cricketers of India.
9. Yusuf Pathan
This explosive and skilled batsman who hails from the state of Baroda, is one of the most important cricket players that India has had especially because he has played a major role in bringing the team to victory on several pressurized occasions. He is best known for his extraordinary cricketing skills with more clearly showcased in the Indian Premier League when he played for the Rajasthan Royals. He is also one of the highest paid Indian cricketers.
8. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh will be remembered throughout the pages of cricketing history for any time to come especially because of his extraordinary achievement of scoring the first haul of six sixes in an over which he managed to smash in the first T20 International World Cup. Yuvraj Singh is quite popular in India and is also known to be one of the highest paid cricketers in the world. He is also known for his extraordinary recovery from cancer in the recent past.
7. Virender Sehwag
One of the most sportive and exclusive of all the cricket playing openers of India, Virender Sehwag is one name that cannot be forgotten soon. He has played a very major role in bringing the Indian cricket team to a very important position in a lot of crucial matches. Even though he currently doesn’t play for the Indian squad, he is still considered as one of the best openers the Indian cricket team has ever had. He is said to have yearly income of about 5.8 million dollars making him not only one of the richest cricketers in India but also one of the richest cricketers in the world.
6. Rohit Sharma
He is one amongst the top 10 richest cricketers of India 2018. This extraordinary cricketer from the Indian subcontinent needs very little introduction as after Sachin Tendulkar this lad from India is clearly one of the only Cricketers who has broken several important records. Even though Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to ever score a double century in one day international format of cricket, Rohit Sharma made an even more unique record by scoring 2 Double centuries in that format. He also holds the record of scoring the highest individual score of 264 in a one day international.
5. Sourav Ganguly
Also known as the prince of Calcutta Sourav Ganguly is one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team. Under his captaincy the Indian cricket team has won a lot of major tournaments and also made it to the finals of the 2003 Cricket World Cup conducted by the International Cricket Council. Sourav Ganguly is one of the richest cricketers of India and is especially famous for also being a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders since his retirement to international cricket in 2008.
4. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir as one of the most significant openers of the Indian cricket team especially known for his ability to technically play the game with a varied variety of shots. This left hand batsman is quite popular throughout the world for being one of the most talented openers and has a lot of records to his name since he first began playing cricket. He has a yearly income of about 5 million dollars and is undoubtedly one of the richest cricketers of the world.
3. Virat Kohli
If it is true that every cricket team requires a consistent cricket player then it is also true that every possible cricket team requires a Virat Kohli. One of the greatest advantages of having Virat Kohli in a cricket team is the fact that even though almost every other player of the team fails seldom does Virat Kohli fail to put up an extraordinary performance. This charming lad from Delhi within very little time grew up to become one of the richest cricketers in the world. His extraordinary batting skills with an extraordinary connection with his consistency make him one of the most important players of the Indian cricket team. He said to have an annual income of 24.9 million dollars.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
The little master or the god of cricket as his affectionately known requires no introduction as he is undoubtedly one of the most popular cricketers in the world. Known for his extraordinary cricketing career spanning for about more than 20 years, he has set a lot of Extraordinary records within the time span. He has been one of the most important brand ambassador for Indian cricket and is also one of the richest cricketers in the world with a net capital of about 18 million US dollars.
1. MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one such cricketer who requires no introduction especially because he is known throughout the world for his extraordinary performances in a lot of major tournaments. Known throughout the world as captain cool because of his extraordinary and serene facial expressions even when the team is under tremendous pressure, he is undoubtedly one of the best captains the Indian cricket team has ever had and out of all the cricket captains at present day he has ranked at the top on several occasions. She is currently the richest cricketer in the world with a total annual income of about 29 million dollars.
So, here was a list of the richest cricketers in India as of 2018. In India, cricket has been one of the greatest games and has a great fan following too. These cricketers are some of the best players for the country at the moment and have a huge role in country’s victory.