Ever since its global development in the 19th and 20th centuries, cricket is now a billion-dollar industry. Especially in India, people are crazy about the sport and the cricketers. It is after all the most played sport in the country, and the country’s revenue makes up around 45% of the total cricket revenue, with 75% of the revenue coming from the Indian Premier League alone.
Considering the net worth of the industry, one can only imagine how much the industry might pay its cricketers. On the other hand, even the former cricketers have bagged a staggering sum of money during their playing days and their net worth has increased to a great extent.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
The Little Master, just one of the many names he is known by, is the richest cricketer in the world. The Indian cricket God has a net worth of about 1110 crore INR. Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket!
He is the highest run-scorer internationally and is known for being the only player to score 100 international centuries. He is also the only player, as of now, to score more than 30,000 runs internationally.
2. M.S. Dhoni:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of the Indian Cricket team is the second richest cricketer, globally. He is considered the greatest captain of the Indian cricket team. “Mahi” has a net worth of 846 crore INR. Dhoni also holds the record for the most wicket-keeper catches and was included in the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in 2018.
3. Virender Sehwag:
Regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen, Virender Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer. He has a net worth of 286 crore INR. For his performance in 2008, Virender is the first Indian cricketer to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World, and that is just one of his many records.
4 Yuvraj Singh:
Yuvraj Singh is a former cricketer who played for the National Indian cricket team. He is known for his ability to play as an all-rounder and for his aggressive batting. Yuvraj has a net worth of 255 crore INR. Yuvraj is also known famously for having hit 6 sixes in one over in a match against England, which happened only three times previously, and never internationally.