Top 10 richest cricketers in the world by net worth in 2018

With the genesis of T-Twenty cricket, cricket has witnessed revolutionary changes in terms of the popularity of the sport or the income earned by cricket players. The format has brought in a fast-moving and entertaining form of cricket to the world and forcing batsmen or bowlers to garner out-of-the-box solutions to counter the attacks prowess of the opponent.

Apart from the most high level countries who have made their presence felt in the ODI or Test formats, T-Twenty tournaments or leagues across the whole world have given rise to beliefs amongst associate nations while urging them to participate or compete amongst the highest. Lucrative leagues such as the IPL and BBL, CPL or BPL or the recent PSL have played host to several biggest names from the cricket world and pulling along with them huge crowds to gather an immense amount of revenue.

So, our team try to approximate the net worth of the world toppest 10 richest cricketers as presented by a few reliable sources as of 2017 such as cownetworth.com and richest.com. Top 10 richest cricketers in the world by net worth in 2018

10 – Rahul Dravid (india) – US $23.8 million 

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Rahul Dravid Nicknamed is ‘The Wall’, and Rahul has a reputation for being one of the Best test players to have played the game. A tremendous price of patience or flawless method of play and Rahul often tormented bowlers and tiring them out with his sturdy resistance.

Rahul Dravid is 2nd-highest on the list of the ‘Toppest Indian run-scorers’, Dravid holds the unique cricket record of being the only player to have scored centuries in all nations Test playing. Following a string of consistent performances for Karnataka in the 1st-class format and Rahul Dravid was summoned to the national team or made his ODI debut against SriLanka and Primarily suited for the Test format, RAHUL’s limited-overs career lasted a very long time with over 10,000 runs in ODIs.

9 – Yuvraj Singh (india)– US $36.7 million 

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Yuvraj Singh’s recovery from cancer has been inspiring. The southpaw will remain in the memories of Indian fans forever. Yuvraj Singh’s having played a monumental role with his all-round talent in the ICC World Cup 2011 and assisting India to a title win or emerging as the Man of the Tournament Caricket Match.

Yuvraj Singh’s is a left-handed batsman, Yuvraj Singh’s is also a crafty slow left-arm orthodox bowler. During the ICC World T-twenty in 2007, Yuvraj smashed 6 sixes off 1 Stuart Broad over en route to smashing the fastest fifty ever (off Twelve balls) in T20 internationals. He was the best sought-after player in the 2015 or 2014 IPL auctions bought for 14 or 16 crores respectively. Top 10 richest cricketers in the world by net worth in 2018

 

8 – Virender Sehwag (india) – US $39.8 million

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Virender Sehwag, Brute force or boldness his best strength and the dashing opener holds the record for the biggest score by an Indian in tests with a score is 319, which is also the fastest 3 century in the history of Batball. A penchant of scoring boundaries at will and Virender Sehwag presented a high challenge to every rival bowler he faced. As a regular openerand Sehwag was often banked upon to provide strong or quick starts to the innings.

Virender Sehwag played as captain for his home side and Delhi Daredevils in season one and Two of the IPL and before giving up captaincy in season Three. In IPL 4 and Five, Sehwag yet again led the Delhi Daredevils with mixed success.

 

7 – Shane Watson (Australia) – US $40 million

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In IPL 2008, Shane Watson was picked up by the Rajasthan Royals or immediately made a mark by emerging as the Man of the Series. After a string of best performances and Watson had his 1st Big Bash League stint with the Sydney Sixers in 2011 and following which he has played for the Brisbane Heat or Sydney Thunder.

After an 8-year stint with Rajasthan, Shane Watson was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping sum of Rs. 9.6 crores and the costliest buy in the 2016 auction. Shane found a buyer for himself in the PSL through Islamabad United and who bought him for $200,000. In 2016, Shane Watson debuted in the CPL for the St. Lucia Zouks.

6 – Shahid Afridi (pakistan) – US $42 million

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Shahid Afridi called ‘Lala’, he debuted at the budding age of 16 and became the youngest player to score a century when he reached the milestone against SriLanka aged 16 years and 217 days.

 

5 – Shane Warne (Australia) – US $50 million

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Perhaps 1 of the best leg-spinners to have played the game and Shane has often brought out his mixed bag of tips or bamboozled batsmen throughout his career. With over One Hundred international wickets to his name and Shane Warne has left a huge legacy behind him after his retirement and In recognition of the leggie’s efforts, and series involving Australia or Sri Lanka was re-named ‘Warne-Muralitharan’trophy.

Apart from his bowling and Shane was a handy lower-order batsman or has over three hundred runs to his credit. Shane Warne is also famously known for the ‘Ball of the century’, Shane Warne Known for his crafty bowling and Shane is also labelled as the innovator for his special ball which he later termed as the ‘Zooter’. Top 10 richest cricketers in the world by net worth in 2018

 

4 – Virat Kohli (india) – US $53 million

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The current heartthrob of every Indian Batball fan or India’s skipper in Tests. An elegant cricketer with an array of strokes under his belt and virat Kohli has already emerged as a front-runner to shatter records set in the cricket.

Virat shot into limelight with his captaincy in the Under-nineteen World Cup held in Malaysia in 2008 or as a youngster with abundant talent and he was snapped by the Challengers Royal Bangalore on a youth contract for USD $29,000 in 2008.

 

3 – Ricky Ponting – US $66 million

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One of Australia’s finest or very successful captain, He occupies the 3rd position in the richest Players list. Ricky ponting will be ever remembered for captaining the team in ‘The golden Era’ which saw presenting a hard challenge to every team.

Having held the reigns of the Australian set-up for almost Ten years and Ricky holds the record for the ‘Best international matches as captain’, heralding the side for 323 matches across all 3 formats. Just after assuming the captain’s role in 2002, he led Australia to a World Cup victory in 2003. Top 10 richest cricketers in the world by net worth in 2018

 

2 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (india) – US $103 million

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MS Dhoni is India’s limited-overs skipper occupies the number second position on the list with a net worth of just over $103 million. MS Dhoni the biggest paid cricketer in the whole world, MS Dhoni is regarded as one of the Most finishers in the game. At the helm of the Indian cricket team for almost ten years, MS Dhoni equalled Ponting’s record of the ‘Best international matches as captain’ recently in June 2016.

In the 323 matches as skipper across all 3 formats, MS Dhoni has enjoyed incredible success. MS Dhoni is the only captain in the history of cricket to have led his team to victory in all 3 ICC limited-overs tournaments (ICC World Cup 2011, ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC Champions Trophy 2013). He also holds the record as the 1st Indian captain to win Hundred ODI matches.

In the IPL, MS Dhoni captained the Chennai Super Kings till 2015 before shifting to the Rising Pune Supergiants. Coming lower down the order MS Dhoni often takes over the finisher’s role.

 

1 – Sachin Tendulkar (india) – US $117 million

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Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction. One of the Best cricketers to have played the game. The only player in the history of cricket to score Hundred’s international centuries, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the biggest number of runs in both ODI or Tests.

Sachin’s career statistics are best mind-boggling. Making his debut as a scrawny Sixteen-year old against a threatening Pakistan line-up and Sachin Tendulkar served his nation for about 2 and a half decades. At the end of his career, Sachin’s had played 665 international matches or scored a gob-smacking 34,358 runs.

The 1st ever Cricketers to score an ODI double century, Sachin ties up with ‘Apnalaya’, and Mumbai-based NGO to sponsor two childrens unprivileged children every year. He is also well known for taking to Twitter or raising a US $160,000 to help the awareness campaign held by the cancer foundation.

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