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Top 15 Richest Cricketers in India | Networth | Income – {Updated 2022}

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Cricket is a religion in India, they say, and quite naturally, the cricketers, its very own Demigods. It is estimated that over 4/7th of the country’s population regularly follows the sport while many more watch it once in a while. Here is the list of the top 15 Richest Cricketers in India.

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Cricketers make money from many sources. The first, of course, is the contracts with BCCI. The board has segregated players into four categories:

Grade A+, A, B, and C are based on their rank in the squad and it pays ₹ 7, 5, 3, and 1 crore per annum to players in it respectively. Other sources include IPL fees and endorsement fees amongst others.

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Top 15 Richest Cricketers in India | Indian cricketers net worth

S.N Name of Richest Cricketers in India Net Worth (INR)
1 Ѕасhіn Tendulkar 1250 crores
2 Virat Kohli 1010 crores
3 МЅ Dhоnі 940 crores
4 Sourav Ganguly 365 crores
5 Vіrеnder Ѕеhwаg 286 crores
6 Yuvrај Ѕіngh 255 Crores
7 Rohit Sharma  195 Crore
8 Suresh Raina 185 crores
9 Rahul Dravid 172 crores
10 Gаutаm Gambhir 150 Crores
11 R Ashwin 110 Crores
12 Shikhar Dhawan 105 crores
13 Ravindra Jadeja 97 crores
14 Dinesh Karthik 90 Crores
15 Robin Uthappa 81 crores

Ѕасhіn Tendulkar: Rs 1250 Crores- Richest Cricketer in India

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Sachin Tendulkar is widely recognized as the greatest batsman in cricket. If we look at his illustrious career, it isn’t surprising that Master Blaster has a net worth of ₹ 1250 Crore. In the year 2013, he was listed as number 51 in the Forbes list of “The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes.” Tendulkar made $9 million in the year 2016 through endorsements and investments.

Tendulkar has endorsed brands such as Coca-Cola, BMW India, and Adidas. Tendulkar also owns ten luxury cars. He earns an estimated income of Rs 50 Crore Per Year. Tendulkar is also a partner at two restaurant chains, Tendulkar’s and Sachin’s. He is currently the richest Indian cricket player.

Virat Kohli: Rs 1010 crores- Richest Cricketers in India

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Being amongst the best performers in the most popular sport of the second most populated country is highly rewarding. Just ask Virat Kohli. He is known for his consistency and is reported to have a net worth of over ₹1010 crores. That makes him one of the best-paid athletes in the world. Prominent income sources include endorsements, IPL (he was paid ₹ 15 crores in 2022 by RCB), and his business ventures (One8, Wrogn).

Virat Kohli’s image as a stylish youth icon has landed him several endorsements. Kohli’s brand endorsements crossed the ₹100 crore mark in 2013. Some of these prominent brands are MRF, Puma, Audi, Manyavar, etc. He is climbing the ladder of richest cricketers in India fast.

МЅ Dhоnі: Rs 940 crores- Richest Cricketers in India

MS Dhoni Biography
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The ultimate poster boy of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni’s stock has been rising ever since he broke into the Indian team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s net worth is estimated to be approximately ₹940 crores.

He earns millions through his endorsements and stakes in various ventures. He owns stakes in the football club Chennaiyin FC, Mahi Racing Team India, and Ranchi Rays. His brand endorsements include Unacademy, Cars24, Aircel, Indigo Paints, GoDaddy, Bharat Matrimony, Mastercard India, TVS Motors, and many more.

Dhoni owns a residence in Dehradun. He operates a hotel, Hotel Mahi Residency, in Jharkhand. Another of his business venture is a chain of gyms across the country.

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Ѕourаv Ganguly: Rs 365 Crores- Richest Cricketers in India

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Sourav Ganguly was one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket. Popularly known as the Prince of Bengal, Ganguly has a reported net worth of approximately ₹ 365 crores from salaries, endorsements, and others. He is 4th on the list of richest cricketers in India.

Vіrеndrа Ѕеhwаg: Rs 286 Crores- Richest Cricketers in India

Virat Sehwag - top paid
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Virendra Sehwag was known for his explosive brand of batting skills, irrespective of the game’s format. His earnings from the sport have been equally blazing. He endorsed various brands like Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Adidas, Reebok, Hero Honda, etc. He is very active on social media, especially on Twitter. He also has a mansion in the Hauz Khas area of Delhi which is one of the most premium areas of the capital.

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Yuvrај Ѕіngh: Rs 255 Crores – Richest Cricketers in India

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Yuvraj Singh has been a mainstay in the Indian team for the better part of the 2000s and the early 2010s. He was adjudged the Man of the Tournament in the ICC World Cup 2011 for his all-around performance. Apart from the match fee, a major chunk of his income has been made from IPL. He endorsed brands like Howzat, Pepsi, Puma, Whirlpool, etc.

Rohit Ѕhаrmа: Rs 195 Crores | Richest Cricketers in India

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Rohit Sharma is the Indian Cricket captain. On the business side, the Hitman has made a big fortune from IPL, having played in the competition for over 11 years.

Being an A+ Grade player, BCCI pays Sharma ₹ 7 crores per annum under the new contract. Apart from the above, Rohit has been associated with many brands like Lays, Relispray, Dream 11, Noise, IIFL Gold Loans, Oppo, Sharp, CricKingdom, Trusox, New Era, Aristocrat, Rasna, etc.

Suresh Raina: Rs 185 Crores- Richest Cricketers in India

Suresh Raina Biography
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Suresh Raina is considered amongst the best T20 batsman in the country. He is the first cricketer to cross 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. The brand value of Suresh Raina is very high and most of his income and net worth came from cricket.

Rаhul Dravid: Rs 172 Crores

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Widely regarded as the best batsman in the sport’s history, it is not hard to imagine why Rahul Dravid makes it to this list. Rahul Dravid, the Indian team cricket coach has a total net worth of ₹ 172 crores. Dravid also served as the brand ambassador for the Election Commission of India. After his association with CRED, Dravid signed up with brands like Piramal Realty, Practo, and Orchids.

Gаutаm Gambhir: Rs 150 crores

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Gautam Gambhir is a former Indian opener and is fondly remembered for his knock of 97 runs in the 2011 World Cup final. Like many others in this list, he too made quick bucks from IPL. Having captained Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Kolkata Knight Riders, Gambhir earned a huge amount of money from the league. He appears regularly on the commentary panel in popular competitions. He is a current member of the Lok Sabha since 2019 and the mentor of the IPL Team: Lucknow Super Giants.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Rs 110 Crores

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Ravichandran Ashwin first broke onto the scenes in the Indian Premier League as a quality spinner for CSK. A Grade A player, Ashwin earns ₹ 5 crores per annum from his BCCI contracts. However, the biggest source of income has come from IPL. Ashwin has a few brand endorsements in his portfolio, including Myntra, Bombay Shaving Company, Manna Foods, Aristocrat bags, Oppo, Moov, Specsmakers, and Ramraj Linen Shirts

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Shikhar Dhawan: Rs 105 crores

Shikhar Dhawan Biography, richest cricketers in india
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After making their ODI debut in 2010, left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan made the opening slot one of Indian cricket his own. Known for his striking mustache, Dhawan is a grade C player and thus, earns ₹ 1 crore per year. Dhawan also appears in numerous advertisements including Nerolac Paints. Recently, Ramsons Perfumes Pvt. Ltd has roped him as its brand ambassador.

Ravindra Jadeja: Rs 97 crores

Ravindra Jadeja Biography, richest cricketers in india
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Ravindra Jadeja starred in the title-winning campaign for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL season. The Saurashtra all-rounder wooed everyone with his blazing performances, enough to persuade CSK to splash ₹ 9.2 crores on him in the 2012 auctions. Jadeja also earns ₹ 5 crores per year as a Grade A player from BCCI.

Dinesh Karthik: Rs 90 crores

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Dinesh Karthik always remained in the shadow of MS Dhoni for quite a long time. However, his moment of reckoning came in 2018, when KKR bought him for ₹ 7.5 crores. He not only became the captain there but also went on to feature in the national team regularly. He was picked for Rs 5.5 crore by RCB in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Robin Uthappa: Rs 81 Crores

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Robin Uthappa made a name for himself early in his career with his explosive batting. He even played a crucial part in India lifting the inaugural 2007 ICC World T20. However, a declining form and increasing competition saw Uthappa lose his spot on the national team.

Nonetheless, he still made it big on the domestic front – in IPL. Having been brought by Pune Warriors India for a record ₹ 9.6 crores in 2011. Three years later, Kolkata Knight Riders broke the bank and signed him for $ 2.4 million. In IPL 2022 mega auction, Chennai Super Kings bought him for Rs 2 crore.

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Monish Gadiya is the Head of Content at KreedOn. He is a thorough tech-enthusiast and believes that innovation is the answer to all the problems prevalent in the society. Monish graduated from University of Pune with a degree in Civil Engineering before pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in intellectual property rights. A die-hard football fan, he has represented his college at various football competitions.


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