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Richest Cricketer in India

India Cricketers are highly paid for playing for the Indian team by BCCI. Many brands hire cricketers as their brand endorsers to make more profit. These brands also pay a lot of money to cricketers. Here is the list of the richest cricketers in India.

No 1. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar ranks at the first position in the list of the Richest Cricketers in India. He is the most productive run maker of all time, and one of the biggest cricket icons. He started his cricket journey at the age of eleven. In 1989, he played his debut test match against Pakistan. He has played 200 tests, 463 ODI, 310 FC, and 551 LA matches in his whole cricket journey. He is a Right-handed batsman, and Right-arm medium, leg break, off-break bowler. His ODI shirt no was 10. On 23 December 2012, he announced his retirement from ODI matches. In 2013 he announced his retirement from all cricket after the two-test series against West Indies. After his announcement BCCI decided to arrange the two matches at Kolkata and Mumbai. The reason behind this was, that they wanted to do Sachin’s farewell on his home ground. He scored 74 runs in his last Test innings against West Indies. In  2014, he was an ambassador of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event. He has also opened two restaurants- Tendulkar’s (Colaba in Mumbai), and Sachin’s (Mulund in Mumbai, and Banglore). He owns these restaurants in partnership with Sanjay Narang of Mars Restaurants. He has been honored with many national honors such as – Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, and Maharashtra Bhushan Award.

  • He was born on 24 April 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • In 1990, he met first time with Anjali Mehta and got married to her in 1995.
  • The couple has a daughter Sara and a son Arjun. Arjun is also making his career as a cricketer.
  • He belongs to the Hindu religion and is a devotee of the deity Ganesha. He also celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi every year at his home.
  • His car collection consists of Ferrari 360 Modena, Mercedes-Benz, BMW M6, BMW X5M, BMW i8, and many more.
  • He has also endorsed many national and international brands like – Adidas, Airtel, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Canon, MRF, Sunfeast, Britania, and more.
  • He has 29.5 million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth in 2021 is Rs. 1090 Crore.

No 2. M.S Dhoni

M.S Dhoni is the name that is known by every person across the world because of his cricket journey. In 1998, he played for the Central Coal Fields Limited team. During this time he only played school cricket, club cricket, and no professional cricket. In 1999, he debuted in Ranji Trophy for Bihar. He is a Right-Handed batsman and Right-arm Medium bowler. He is also a very great wicket-keeper. He is popular for his helicopter-shot technique. He holds the world record for the highest number of stumpings by any wicket-keeper. He has played 90 Test, 350 ODI, and 98 T20I. He played his last test match on 26 December 2014, Last ODI on 9 July 2019, and Last T20I on 29th February 2019. He played for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premium League. He is honored with 3 National Honors – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2007-08, Padma Shri 2009, and Padma Bhushan 2018.

  • He was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar.
  • He married Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4th July 2010. The couple was blessed with a baby girl on  6 February 2015.
  • He has played the most international matches (332) as captain.
  • In 2016, he launched the lifestyle brand ‘Seven’ and owns the footwear side of this brand.
  • His car collection includes- Hummer, Porsche  911, Audi, Mercedes, Mitsubishi Pajero, Range Rover, and many more.
  • Some brands endorsed by Dhoni are – Reebok, Spartan Sports, Oppo, Amity University, Videocon D2h, Sonata, and many more.
  • He has 33.4 million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is Rs. 785 Crores.

No 3. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a very popular and loved cricketer of India. He belongs to the Hindu-Punjabi family. He lost his father at a very young age. He started his cricket journey in 2002 by playing for the Delhi Under-15 team.  He became the captain of the team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy. He has played 91 Test, 254 ODI, 90 T20i, and 123 FC matches. He is a Right-handed batsman and Right-Arm medium bowler. In 2008, he was bought by the IPL team Royal Challengers Banglore for $30,000. After 10 years in 2018, he was retained by RCB for a price of Rs.170 million. He is a naturally aggressive batsman with strong technical skills. He has made 70 centuries in international cricket. His second favorite sport is football. In 2014, he and Anjana Reddy’s launched a youth fashion brand WROGN. In 2015, he started a chain of gyms and fitness centers across the country under the name Chisel. The chain of gyms is jointly owned by Kohli, Chisel India, and CSE. He is honored with 3 National honors – Arjuna Award 2013, 2017 Padma Shri, and 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. 

  • He was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi.
  • In 2013, he started dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. In 2017, the couple got married in Florence, Italy.
  • On 11 January 2021, the couple blessed with a baby girl and named her Vamika.
  • Some brands endorsed by him – Puma, Audi India, Wellman, Phillips, Manyavar, and many more.
  • His Audi garage consists of S5, RS 5, Q7, Q8, A8 L, R8 LMX, and R8 V10 Plus.
  • He has 129 million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is RS 688 Crore.

No 4. Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is one of the most popular cricketers in India. Currently, he is an Indian cricket administrator and commentator. He started his cricket journey with the 1990-91 Ranji Trophy. In his debut ODI, he scored 3 runs against West Indies. In 1995, he played for Duleep Trophy. In 1996, he was recalled to the National Team for a tour of England. He has played 113 Test, 311 ODI, 254 FC, and 437 LA matches. He was a left-handed batsman and Right-arm medium bowler. He is the 39th and current president of the Board Of Control for Cricket in India. He was one of the world’s leading batsmen and also one of the most successful captains of the Indian national cricket team. He earned the nickname God of the Off Side for his elegant stroke play square of the wicket and through the covers. In 2004, he was honored with the Padma Shri award.

  • He was born on 8 July 1972 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • In 1997, he married Dona Roy. Their families were sworn, enemies at first.
  • He has many nicknames – Bengal Tiger, Dada, Prince of Calcutta, The God of the Off Side, The Maharaja, and The Warrior Prince. 
  • He is the brand ambassador of Tata Tetley, Puma, Essilor Lens, Senco Gold, and many more.
  • His car collection involves global car brands like Audi, Mercedes, and BMW.
  • He has 2.3 Million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is Rs. 365 Crore.

No 5. Virendra Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is a former very well-known Indian cricketer. He is regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. He was born in a Jat Family. In 1990, he broke a tooth during playing cricket. He made his debut in 1997 in first-class cricket for Delhi Cricket Team. In 1998, he was selected for playing for Duleep Trophy. He was the captain of the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premium League. He has played 104 Test, 251ODI, 194 FC, and 332 LA matches. He is a Right-handed batsman and Right-arm off-break bowler. He became the first Indian to be honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008. In 2015, he announced retirement from all formats of cricket and IPL. Currently, he is a member of the Anti Doping Appeal Panel of the National Anti Doping Agency under the Ministery Of Youth Affairs and Sports. He was honored with Arjuna Award in 2002, and the Padma Shri award in 2010.

  • He was born on 20 October 1978 in Najafgarh, Delhi.
  • In 2004, he married Aarti Ahlawat. The couple has two sons, Aryavir and Vedant.
  • In 2011, he started Sehwag International School in Jhajjar, Haryana.
  • He owns a Bentley Continental Flying Spur car.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is Rs 351 Crores.

No 6. Yuvraj Singh (Richest Cricketer in India)

Yuvraj Singh is a very well-known personality in India. He is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. He belongs to a Punjab Sikh family. During his childhood, he was interested in Tennis and Roller Skating. He also won the National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship. But his father wanted him to play cricket, so he started playing cricket. In 1997, he made his first-class debut in Ranji Trophy. He has played 40 Test, 304 ODI, 58 T20i, and 139 FC matches. He is a Left-handed batsman and Slow-left arm orthodox bowler. In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, he scored 362 runs including one century, four fifties, and took 15 wickets. He won four Man of the Match awards of it. He is one of the athletic fielders on the Indian team. In 2010, he played for Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premium League. In 2011, his cancer was detected by a Russian doctor. In 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. In 2019, he announced his retirement from international cricket.

  • He was born on 12 December 1981 in Chandigarh, India.
  • In 2015, he got engaged to Hazel Keech and married her in November 2016.
  • His car collection consists of BMW M5 E60, BMW X6 M, Audi Q5, Lamborghini Murcielago and Bentley Continental GT.
  • He has 11.2 million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is Rs. 258 crores

No 7. Suresh Raina (Richest Cricketer in India)

Suresh Raina is one of the most known names in the cricket world. He belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit family. He started playing cricket at the age of 14 and moved to Specialist Government Sports College. In 2003, he made his debut in Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh. He has played 18 Test, 226 ODI, 78 T20i, and 109 FC matches. He was the captain of the Gujrat Lions in the Indian Premium League. And currently, he is the current vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings. He has also captained the Indian cricket team and is the second-youngest player ever to captain India.  He is the first Indian batsman to hit a century in all three formats of international cricket. On 15 August 2020, he announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket.

  • He was born on 27 November 1986 in Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 2015, he married Priyanka Chaudhary. And the couple has a daughter and a son.
  • His car collection involves Porsche Boxster, Mini Cooper,  Mercedes Benz GLC, BMW, and Range Rover.
  • He has 16.5 Million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is 185 Crore.

No 8. Rahul Dravid (Richest Cricketer in India)

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian National Team. He was born in a Marathi Brahmin family. He started playing cricket at the age of 12, he played under-15, the under-17, and the under-19 levels representing Karnataka. In 1991, he made his debut for Ranji Trophy. He has a right-handed batsman and a Right-arm off-break bowler. He has played 164 Test. 344 ODI, 298 FC, and 449 LA matches. In 2012, he holds the record for the most catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test cricket, with 210. He has faced 31258 balls, which is the highest number of balls faced by any player in test cricket. In 2012, he declared his retirement from ODIs and Twenty 20 International. He was also the captain of the Rajasthan Royals in the 2012 IPL. In 2014, he joined the GoSports Foundation in Bangalore.  In July 2018, he became the fifth Indian cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall Of Fame.

  • He was born on 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • On 4 May 2003, he married Vijeta Pendharkar, and the couple has a son and a daughter.
  • He can speak four languages – English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada.
  • He has endorsed brands like Samsung, Reebok, hutch, Karnataka Tourism, and many more.
  • His car collection consists of  Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes Benz GLE 350, Audi Q5, and Hyundai Tucson.
  • His net worth of 2021 is Rs. 172 crore

No 9. Rohit Sharma (Richest Cricketer in India)

Rohit Sharma is one of the most popular and richest cricketers in India. He was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali, because of his father’s low income. He visited his parents only during weekends. In 2005, he debuted his List A in Deadhar trophy at Gwalior. After this, he visited Abu Dhabi and Australia with India A squad. In 2006, he made his Ranji Trophy debut. He is a right-handed batsman and Right-arm off-break bowler. He has played 38 Test, 227 ODI, 111 T20I, and 98 FC. He has played in 376 international matches. He is one of the most successful players in the Indian Premium League. He is the fourth-highest run-scorer of IPL. He is an aggressive batsman but with style and elegance. He is honored with two national awards – Arjuna Award 2015, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020. He also engages in numerous philanthropic activities such as animal welfare, health, and children.

  • He was born on 30 April 1987 in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • He married Ritika Sajdeh in December 2015. The couple has a daughter named Samaira.
  • He has endorsed many brands- IIFL Finance, Vega, Glenmark Pharma variant Candid Powder, Dr. Trust, Noise, Oakley, Ceat, Hublot, Nissan, Nasivion Nasal Spray, and many more.
  • His car collection includes – Skoda Laura, Toyota Fortuner, BMW X3, BMW M5, Mercedes, Audi, Nissan, and more.
  • He has 19.3 million followers on Instagram.
  • His total net worth of 2021 is Rs 170 crore.

No 10. Rahul Dravid (Richest Cricketer in India)

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian National Team. He was born in a Marathi Brahmin family. He started playing cricket at the age of 12, he played under-15, the under-17, and the under-19 levels representing Karnataka. In 1991, he made his debut for Ranji Trophy. He has a right-handed batsman and a Right-arm off-break bowler. He has played 164 Test. 344 ODI, 298 FC, and 449 LA matches. In 2012, he holds the record for the most catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test cricket, with 210. He has faced 31258 balls, which is the highest number of balls faced by any player in test cricket. In 2012, he declared his retirement from ODIs and Twenty 20 International. He was also the captain of the Rajasthan Royals in the 2012 IPL. In 2014, he joined the GoSports Foundation in Bangalore.  In July 2018, he became the fifth Indian cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall Of Fame.

  • He was born on 11 January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • On 4 May 2003, he married Vijeta Pendharkar, and the couple has a son and a daughter.
  • He can speak four languages – English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada.
  • He has endorsed brands like Samsung, Reebok, hutch, Karnataka Tourism, and many more.
  • His car collection consists of  Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes Benz GLE 350, Audi Q5, and Hyundai Tucson.
  • His net worth of 2021 is Rs. 172 crore

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