Cricketers are the only professionals in India who get media attention with ease. Like when they score a century, claim a hat-trick, create a record, involve in a titanic tussle, they hit the headlines for all the reasons. Cricket is deemed as a ‘religion’ in this country. There is no doubt that it’s the most-watched sport in India.
Indian cricketers get paid handsomely for representing the country and they are known to lead a luxurious life. Apart from earning in the international arena, they also get tonnes of bonuses from the cash-rich Indian Premier League. To put it in simple terms, earning money for them is as easy as a pie.
Cricketers also love to lead the team by an epitome of class. We just can’t judge their character based on their attitude on the field. They play with passion, pride, grit and determination to win games and in the process, some display sheer aggressiveness. But off the field, they are totally different people altogether.
Let’s take a look at the five Indian cricketers who are giving entrepreneurship goals:
#5. Virender Sehwag
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has already started his new innings off the field i.e. entertaining his fans on social media. Every time, he posts a tweet, it becomes a sensation. His tweets get instant reactions in just a matter of seconds and they are bound to go viral all over the internet circle as well.
The quality of the tweet holds humour so much so that we would laugh nicely. He has always been the king of Twitter. Even the non-cricket fans have started following him by the way he comes up with interesting tweets.
Sehwag hits the headlines for all the humour reasons. He even wishes cricketers, celebrities in his own style. He is one of a kind. Let’s hope that he continues to entertain people with his witty tweets.
The Nawab of Najafgarh owns a restaurant named ‘Sehwag’s Favourites’ in the national capital and also has invested in the Sehwag International School in Haryana. His decisive approach to change the lives of children has earned him lots of praises from the country.
#4. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most iconic figures in the cricket fraternity. He has done so much for the country by slicing and timing the balls to perfection and in the process, he went about his business and created many records.
Ever since the legendary cricketer’s retirement, people broke into tears and it was difficult to take it to their hearts, especially Sachin fans. They even came to a conclusion that only humans are playing cricket now as the ‘God of cricket’ called it quits from the sport.
The Master Blaster has investments in a notable number of brands. He is one of the important investors in Smartron technology company along with investments in brands like Musafir, Smaaash Entertainment. He also owns a number of restaurants to his name as well. Sachin Tendulkar is also the co-owner of Kochi ISL franchise Kerala Blasters FC. In addition to that, he is also a stakeholder in S Drive and Sach.
#3. Yuvraj Singh
The Sixer King Yuvraj Singh is also involved in business ventures. His fashion brand ‘YouWeCan’, has helped hundreds of cancer patients fight their pain. Along with this, he also owns a sports-based e-commerce store sports365.in and also investments in Vyomo, Moovo, Black With Orange, Cartisan, Heathians, Educart and Sportybeans. As per the report published by finapp.com, Yuvi’s current net worth is at $22 million.
#2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s simplicity and honesty have never been in doubt. The down-to-earth personality is a huge inspiration to all the cricket followers. Known for the knack of captaincy, wicketkeeping and batting traits, his contribution towards Indian cricket is so good that it cannot be put it in words.
MS Dhoni has recently bought 25% stakes in a Chennai-based sports tech startup named ‘Run Adam’. He is a co-owner of the Chennai-based football team Chennaiyin FC, a famous team in the Indian Super League (ISL). He also owns stakes in a number of small business ventures and the most significant one seems to be SportsFit World. ‘SEVEN’ is a supreme lifestyle brand that is co-owned by MSD.
#1. Virat Kohli
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is already going places not just in the game of cricket but also in other business ventures as well. He earns a whopping money through advertisements, endorsements. With an estimated net worth of Rs 382 crore, his wealth is growing at a rapid pace. Having more wealth means one can easily invest money in several other businesses.
Virat Kohli owns a string of gyms under the name ‘Chisel’. He has invested money in startups named ‘Stepathlon Kids’ and ‘Sports Convo’, wherein he is also a brand ambassador. In addition to that, he has an e-commerce fashion brand WROGN.