Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the Word 2017: A gentleman’s game is also becoming high payout game for those who entertain crowd on and off the field. There are many T20 leagues in the world that helps them increase the bank balance. Here we have collected the Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World 2017. Check out:
Steve Smith ($2.5 million)
The Australian captain Steve Smith finds the place in this list. He gets the majority of the salary through his Central Contract and IPL Contract. The Australian captain is also awarded a Captain’s bonus, which improves his yearly income.
Gautam Gambhir ($2.5 million)
The Delhi left-hander batsman Gautam Gambhir has not been a regular batsman in the Indian team but still manages to find himself in this list. He earns as much as the Australian Captain Steve Smith from his IPL franchise.
Yuvraj Singh ($3.8 million)
The Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh recently made his comeback to Indian squad and performed well in the England series. He makes $2m in endorsements, along with his central contract and IPL Contract. This helps him to find himself at 8th spot in this list.
Virender Sehwag ($3.8 million)
It is very surprising for the viewers. Yes.. Virender Sehwag makes his name in this list. He announced his retirement from all the format in 2015, still he manages to earn as much as Yuvraj Singh. Recently, in an interview he revealed he earned around 30 Lakhs by tweeting.
Mitchell Starc ($4 million)
Mitchell Starc has been one of the best bowler at present. He has good endorsements and earns through Central Contract and IPL Contract. RCB once again retained him for this year too.
David Warner ($5.5 million)
Australia’s David Warner has been one of the dangerous opener at present. He has been terrific form which helps him to get good contracts for several T20 leagues. Warner has good endorsements and earns through his Central Contract. He plays for SRH in IPL and also won the tile last year that makes his name in this list.
AB De Villiers ($5.5 million)
The South African explosive batsman AB De Villiers finds his name in this list. He has huge fan base around the world. His IPL contract and other endosenents helps him
Chris Gayle ($7.5 million)
Chris Gayle, one of the destructive batsman from West Indies, playing various T20 leagues all around the world. He also earns through many endorsements and IPL contract that helps him to earn $7.5 million a year.
MS Dhoni ($19.7 million)
Ms Dhoni has been best finisher for his team. He earns through his IPL Contract and Central Contract. He has deals with Pepsi, Sony, etc that help him to earn $14 Million in endorsements.
Virat Kohli ($26.9 million)
The Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketer. He was named by Forbes’ as one of the most marketable Sportsmen. He earns around $20 million in endorsements. His IPL Contract and Central Contract helps him to find the No.1 spot in this list.
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