Virender Sehwag or simply Viru was arguably the most destructive batsman of the 21st century and one of India’s finest opening batsmen. Sehwag was famous for his attacking batting style and even after his retirement, the Nawab of Najafgarh is socially active. The 41-year-old has developed a reputation for witty posts on social media. It comes as no surprise that Viru is still popular amongst cricket fans. He has kept himself busy with various endeavors and is still making great money. But how much exactly is Virender Sehwag net worth? Well, here you go:-- Advertisement --
Virender Sehwag Net Worth:
Sehwag is obviously living a luxurious life after his retirement. Thanks to his coaching contracts with IPL teams, various brand endorsements, microblogging and a little bit of Cricket here and there in foreign leagues, the 40-year old is amongst the richest cricketers in India.
In fact, according to Forbes, Sehwag was the 5th highest paid Indian cricketer in 2017. And it comes as no surprise due to the former opener’s various commitments after retirement.
The 40-year old is associated with Star Network for commentary in the IPL, India’s bilateral series and now during the 2019 World Cup. Sehwag is usually a part of Hindi commentary entourage.-- Advertisement --
The World Cup winner is also a micro-blogger nowadays, using his Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to talk about various issues. He has a huge fan following on social media, with 27,000 subscribers on YouTube, 4.3m on Instagram and a whopping 19.3m on Twitter. Sehwag reportedly earns about $3m annually, from his tweets.
Viru was the mentor of Kings XI Punjab for five years, which he left at the end of 2018 season. Looking at his post-retirement activities, it should come as no surprise that Sehwag is one of the richest Indian cricketers, four years after he hung his boots. And Virendra Sehwag’s net worth is, drum rolls please, $40m or ₹275 crores.-- Advertisement --
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Although Sehwag has a number of things going on in the commentary box and on social media, most of his earnings still come from brand endorsements. Currently, brands like Adidas, Zandu Balm, JK Cements, Boost, Hero, Royal Challenge, Rasan, and Nirala are listed on his website www.sehwagworld.com as current or former sponsors, for which he charges around $350,000 for an annual deal. The former opener also endorses ICICI Bank on his social media network. Viru reportedly earns $4.1m per years through endorsements.-- Advertisement --
The explosive batsman also has his own merchandise listed on Amazon. One can get t-shirts, bags, caps, bats and leather balls of the ‘Virender Sehwag’ brand.
Sehwag lives in a lavish house at Hauz Khas in Delhi, one of the most expensive areas in the city. The former opener has limited-edition Bentley Continental Flying Spur and a BMW 5 series in his car collection.
Viru has opened ‘Sehwag International School’ in Jhajjar Haryana, 65 km outside Delhi. The school has state of the art sports coaching for various sports spread across 23-acres.