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 the 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.
Wrogn and one8 – 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 whopping money through advertisements, endorsements.
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, owns the Wrogn brand, which worked with Universal Sportsbiz in 2014. In 2016, he established a new brand called one 8 as a follow-up. This is an extremely profitable and well-known brand among teenagers.
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.
True Blue – Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar has his clothing line, True Blue, which was first launched in 2016. For guys, this brand offers conventional and non-traditional clothing and accessories. This brand has 75 shops around India, as well as several unknown stores.
Da One – Sikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan started a home decor brand called Da One. It’s a home decor brand that manufactures products like bed linen, cushions, table linen and many more.