Which Cricketers Earned the Most Money in Their Careers?
Cricket is an extremely popular sport, and its stars are true stars in their countries, as well as on international stage. Not only they are very popular, they also earn a lot of money. Let’s take a look at richest cricket players of 2015/16.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni – He has retired from Test cricket but remained captain of India national team at T20 and the ODI levels. Dhoni is married, has one child, and his net worth is estimated at $65 million.
Virat Kohli – The Indian has taken over the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Doni when it comes to Test level but is still somewhat short of his earnings. He has reasons to be satisfied, as Nike and Toyota are among the sponsors that bring him to his net worth of $46 million.
Shane Watson – Right-handed fast bowler and batsman plays for Australia and, according to some data, his salary is bigger than the salary of first two names on this list. However, he’s somewhat short when it comes to sponsors’ money, so his net worth is estimated at $44 million.
Shahid Afridi – This Pakistani cricketer is also known as Boom Afridi, and is considered a legend of this country’s cricket. His list of sponsors includes PepsiCo and Head and Shoulders, and they are mostly responsible for his $47 million net worth and making it onto the list of richest cricket players.
Chris Gayle – He has set various world records in all game formats and has deserved to find a place on the list. Born in Jamaica, he plays professional cricket for West Indies national team, and his net worth is estimated at $32 million.
Michael Clarke – This Australian cricket player has announced his retirement in 2015. He’s thought to be one of the best batsmen ever and is widely respected as a great captain of his national team. His net worth is estimated on a little bit under $40 million.
Gautam Gambhir – Gambhir is the last name on our richest cricket players list. This left-handed opening batsman’s net worth is estimated at over $30 million dollars and he plays for the national team of India.