Top 10 Richest Cricketers in The World 2016

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Cricket is a bat and ball game which began in England and spread to the parts of the world where the English built their colonies. It is an extremely popular game in the Indian Sub-continent, Australasia, South Africa, West Indies and England. While earlier, slower, more time-consuming versions were only played, the game has evolved over the years into shorter and more exciting variations alongside the old ones. The cricketers are hugely popular in the countries where the sport is played, and their level of popularity is no less than celebrities from other forms of sports or branches of entertainment here. Cricket players receive huge salaries from the teams they are a part of, both at national and league levels. They also earn huge endorsements from the top-notch brands. Cricket stars are truly some of the highest paid athletes today. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers 2015.

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers 2015

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays for the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper for his national and IPL team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his Test debut on 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka and made his ODI debut on 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh. He has made a cumulative total income of $26.5 million in the last season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni earned a total of $3.5 million as the salary and winnings from cricket and earned a total of $23 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Reebok, PepsiCo, Sony, Lays, Boost, Exide, TVS, Dabur, Titan and Gulf Oil.

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2. Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar plays for the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the most skillful Right-hand batsman for his national and IPL team. Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan and made his ODI debut on 18 December against Pakistan. He made a cumulative total income of $18.6 million in the last season. Sachin Tendulkar earned a total of $2.1 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $16.5 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Jaypee Cement, Toshiba, Aviva Insurance, Luminous and Rbs Banking.

3. Gautam Gambhir

Cricketer Gautam Gambhir plays for the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the left-handed opening batsman for his national and IPL team. Gautam Gambhir made his Test debut on 3 November 2004 against Australia and made his ODI debut on 11 April 2003 against Bangladesh. He has made a cumulative total income of $7.3 million in the last season. Gautam Gambhir earned a total of $3.9 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $3.4 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda, MRF, BHPC, Lays and Royal Stag.

4. Virat Kohli

Cricketer Virat Kohli plays for the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-handed middle-order batsman for his national and IPL team. Virat Kohli made his Test debut on 20 June 2011 against West Indies and made his ODI debut on 18 August 2008 against Sri Lanka. He made a cumulative total income of $7.1 million in the last season. Virat Kohli earned a total of $3.1 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $4 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota, Karbonn Mobiles, TVS, Cinthol and Nestle.

5. Virender Sehwag

Cricketer Virender Sehwag plays for the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-handed opening batsman and occasional offspinner for his national and IPL team. Virender Sehwag made his Test debut on 6 November 2001 against South Africa and made his ODI debut on 1 April 1999 against Pakistan. He made a cumulative total income of $6.9 million in the last season. Virender Sehwag has earned a total of $2.8 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $4.1 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge and Jaypee cement.

6. Shane Watson

Cricketer Shane Watson plays for the Australian national cricket team. He also plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-handed all-rounder for his national and IPL team. Shane Watson has made his Test debut on 2 January 2005 against Pakistan and made his ODI debut on 24 March 2002 against South Africa. He made a cumulative total income of $5.9 million in the last season. Shane Watson earned a total of $2.9 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $3 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Gunn & Moore, Asics and TAG Heuer.

7. Michael Clarke

Cricketer Michael Clarke plays for the Australian national cricket team. He also plays for the Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-handed middle-order batsman for his national and IPL team. Michael Clarke made his Test debut on 6 October 2004 against India and made his ODI debut on 19 January 2003 against England. He has made a cumulative total income of $4.9 million in the last season. Michael Clarke earned a total of $2.7 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $2.2 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Spartan Sports, Gillette and Bonds.

8. Brett Lee

Cricketer Brett Lee plays for the Australian national cricket team. He also plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-arm fast bowler for his national and IPL team. Brett Lee made his Test debut on 26 December 1998 against India and made his ODI debut on 9 January 2000 against Pakistan. He made a cumulative total income of $4.8 million in the last season. Brett Lee has earned a total of $1.8 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $3 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Reebok, Gatorade and Vodafone.

9. Ricky Ponting

Legendary cricketer Ricky Ponting plays for the Australian national cricket team. He also plays for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the most skillful right-hand batsman for his national and IPL team. Ricky Ponting made his Test debut on 8 December 1995 against Sri Lanka and made his ODI debut on 15 February 1995 against South Africa. He made a cumulative total income of $4.1 million in the last season. Ricky Ponting has earned a total of $1.8 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $2.3 million from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as Kookaburra, Valvoline and Rexona.

10. Yusuf Pathan

Cricketer Yusuf Pathan plays for the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League besides playing for his national side. He mainly plays his role as the right-handed batsman and occasional right arm off break bowler for his national and IPL team. Yusuf Pathan made his Twenty20 debut on 22 September 2007 against Australia and made his ODI debut on 10 June 2008 against Pakistan. He has made a cumulative total income of $3.7 million in the last season. Yusuf Pathan earned a total of $3.3 million as the salary and winning from cricket and earned a total of $350,000 from several of his endorsements. His current major sponsors include many reputed brands worldwide such as PepsiCo and Tata Indicom. also read Richest rap singers

The newer generation of cricketers is fast gaining popularity, what with their inclusion in the high-paying league teams, like in case of the Indian Premier League. They are picked by the owners of the teams taken into account their performances, and they get rewarded heavily. The opportunities of finding a place in the world of cricket and having a well-paying position has indeed increased over the last couple of years, in comparison to even a decade ago. It is very likely that these players will soon find their places in the list of the highest paid athletes in the world.

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The top 10 richest cricketers in the world 2016 are-

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

National Team: India
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth : $65 Million
Sponsors: Reebok, PepsiCo, Sony

Topping the list is MS Dhoni, the captain of the Indian National Team. While being the captain of the country where cricket is often given the same priority as gods, it is no big surprise that Dhoni is where he is. Added to that his various endorsements add generously to his growing wealth. His talent and potential have made him a phenomenon worldwide, and he has a wide cult following. This makes him the richest cricketer in the world.

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2. Virat Kohli

National Team: India
Salary: $3.1 million
Net Worth: $46 Million
Sponsors: Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota , Head&Shoulder

On the second position is Virat Kohli. This young boy from Delhi shot into fame during his teens as he headed the under 19 national cricket team of India to its first ever world cup. Their victory and his selection into the national team was but obvious. His consistent form throughout all the formats of cricket saw him rise to prominence and made him the second richest cricketer in the world. Must read richest TV actress

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3. Gautam Gambhir

National Team: India
Salary: $2.9 million
Net Worth: $44 Million
Sponsors: Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda

Gautam Gambhir takes the 3rd position in the top 10 richest cricketers 2016 in the world. Gambhir’s several brand endorsements and sponsor ships constitute a huge part of his earning but as of late he has found himself in a purple patch. Despite his removal for the national team, he has aggravated a respectable 44 million dollar worth.

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4. Shane Watson

National Team: Australia
Salary: $4.0 million
Net Worth: $40 Million
Sponsors: Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer

Shane Watson is the 4th richest cricketer. The former Australian skipper tops the salary charts with a staggering salary of 4 million dollars Added to this the popularity of performing in Indian Premier League has greatly helped this talented all rounder to break into the top 10.

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5. Virender Sehwag

National Team: India
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth: $40 Million
Sponsors: Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge

Virender Sehwag finds himself at the 5th position in this list. Even after losing his position in the Indian National Team, his performances in the Ranji Trophy and IPL have awarded him lost of greens and he still remains a prominent figure in international cricket. More in The richest, Richest Bollywood Actress in 2016

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6. Shahid Afridi

National Team: Pakistan
Salary: $2.5 million
Net Worth: $47 Million
Sponsors: Head&Shoulder, Q-Mobile, and PepsiCo

The Pakistani legend Shahid Afridi comes 6th on the top 10 richest cricketers 2016 of the world. Shahid is a veteran of the Pakistan national team and has managed to keep his position in the team for over a decade despite several controversies. His explosive hitting with the bat and numerous wickets to his name has earned him this fame to himself.

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7. Shikhar Dhawan

National Team: India
Salary: $2.2 million
Net Worth: $40 million
Sponsor: Vice cream, PepsiCo etc

Shikhar Dhawan is the newest entry into the list straight at number 7 from his debut in the Indian National Team. The charismatic batsman with his iconic mustache has spread a trend into the country and his constant form has aggregated several runs from his bat as well.

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8. Rohit Sharma

National Team: India
Salary: $2 million
Net Worth: $29 million
Sponsor: Erricsson, Samsung etc

This talented Indian batsman is always full of energy and potential which has helped selectors keep him in the team even when he feels himself a bit out of form. He has scored two double centuries, which is a world record in itself, this proved his worth and the world still expects a lot from him. More…. Richest Bollywood Actors in 2015

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9. Lasit Malinga

National Team: Sri Lanka
Salary: $1 million
Net Worth: $29 million
Sponsor: Set Wet

Last Malinger of the Sri Lankan national team is the 9th richest cricketer. This exceptional bowler gets his worth from his record of form and his pin pointed yorkers which has claimed the wickets of even the best of batsmen. Perhaps the best death bowler in all the formats of the game, Lasith has shown that his position in the list is everything but surprising.

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10. A B DeVillers

National Team: South Africa
Salary: $0.7 million
Net Worth: $5 million
Sponsor: Vaseline, Kookahburra etc

Taking huge leaps in the salary department this year is A B Devillers, the South African national team captain. After his phenomenal performance in the CWC 2015, he has acclaimed even more popularity among his fans. A B also endorses several brands which helps him earns him earn huge bucks.

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So this was the list of top 10 richest cricketers of the world of 2016. It has many new entries and many unexpected ones and is sure to change in the next year.