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Top 20 Richest Cricketers in India In 2022

Top 20 Richest Cricketers in India In 2022

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Top 20 Richest Cricketers in India In 2022

Cricket has a huge fan base worldwide, as is in the case of other popular sports like football, basketball, golf, etc. Although hockey is India’s national sport, cricket is loved more by people of all age groups in the country. From street cricket (in common tongue “gully cricket”) to test cricket, then national and international matches, cricket as a sport has more fan followings in India and around the world. In this article, you will know about Richest Cricketers in India

ICC (The International Cricket Council) is the governing body of cricket. The earnings of popular Indian cricketers are not limited to matches they play, they also earn huge sums of money through brand endorsements, paid promotions and ads, etc. Nowadays, cricketers in India are making more money by participating in franchise cricket leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League, etc.

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Let us now take a look at some of the wealthiest cricketers in India.

List of 20 Richest Indian Cricketers and Their Net Worth as of the Year 2022

Below we have included a list of some of the richest Indian cricketers, both active and recently retired, and their net worth.

1. Sachin Tendulkar

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Net Worth: INR 1,350 Crores (USD 165 Million)

Sachin Tendulkar is a former international cricketer from India, whose net worth is 1,350 crore ($165 million). Sachin Tendulkar, a very well-known name in the cricketing industry is the most renowned celebrity with a clear dedication and spirit toward sports. His talents and extraordinary skills have brought him to this level where from living in a small room, he has built up his own empire with lots of luxurious things included in it.

He is one of the greatest batsmen in International cricket history and has also served as Captain of the Indian national team. He announced his retirement from international cricket in November 2013.

2. Virat Kohli

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Net Worth: INR 1,010 Crores (USD 127 Million)

Virat Kohli is a GRADE A player and, according to BCCI central contracts, he earns substantial sums as a solo player. He is an Indian International cricketer who is regarded as one of the best batsmen in all formats of cricket. Kohli captained India to a famous victory in the 2008 U-19 World Cup and was subsequently bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Virat has been a prolific scorer for the Indian National Team in all formats and has been their mainstay player in the middle order. He has scored a lot of runs over the past few years. 

3. MS Dhoni

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Net Worth: INR 940 Crores (USD 115 Million)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, or MS Dhoni, is an Indian former cricketer who has recently retired from international cricket. He was the only captain in the history of cricket to have won all ICC trophies. MS Dhoni is the man behind the great victories that India has achieved under his leadership. During his tenure, he was the captain of the Indian men’s national cricket team and one of the greatest wicket-keepers and batsmen in the world.

Dhoni is among the highest paid sports-person in the world, with a net worth of approximately 115 million USD, which is around 940 crores in Indian currency, which he had achieved in a very few years. Also, a significant portion of his income comes from brand endorsements. Dhoni also earned a whopping amount of Rs. 30 crores from the Bollywood movie “MSD – The Untold Story”, which is based on his life.

4. Sourav Ganguly

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Net Worth: INR 385 Crores (USD 80 Million)

Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian national cricket team captain who played for the country from 1992 until 2008. He is remembered for his outstanding performance as an Indian cricketer and is also known commonly as “Dada” by his fans and friends. As a player, he was an all-rounder for the Indian cricket team and was best known for his batting, too.

Sourav Ganguly entered the cricket sport as a left-handed batsman and as an all-rounder of the Indian team. He was the captain of the Indian cricket team where under his captaincy, India reached great heights and is regarded as the most successful captain of modern times.

After taking retirement from cricket, Sourav Ganguly continues to be popular among his fans, and he is still associated with the sport and many other professions. Sourav Ganguly currently serves as the 39th president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He earns a huge sum of money from various national and international cricket matches as a commentator. He also endorses multiple brands for which he charges a significant amount of money.

5. Virendra Sehwag

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Net Worth: INR 286 Crores (USD 40 Million)

Virendra Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer who played from 1999 to 2013. He is the man behind significant victories that India has achieved under his captaincy. Although being an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler, Sehwag never loses his calm under immense pressure.

V. Sehwag took first place in the ranking not only as a player but also among the wealthiest cricketers in the world. Not just in monetary ways, he is the king of hearts, too. He collected this huge sum from his BCCI salaries, IPL contracts, and his private business. Also, a significant part of Virender Sehwag’s net worth comes from endorsements of various brands like Boost, Samsung Mobiles, Adidas, Reebok, Hero Honda, etc.

Aside from his massive record and earnings, Sehwag is known for his charity work and his support for sports and young athletes.

6. Yuvraj Singh

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Net Worth: INR 255 Crores (USD 35 Million)

Yuvraj Singh, also known as “Yuvi” by his fans and teammates, is among the Indian cricket stars to reach such a zenith in his career. He is a Grade A player of the Indian cricket team. He is also the most popular athlete and one of the highest-paid players who love to win each and every title and works really hard to achieve his goal. The Indian cricket star is an all-rounder and plays for the Indian cricket team. He is one of the main players behind the great victories that India has achieved in past years.

He is best known for his all-around capability and aggressive batting style. Based on his performance in international cricket matches, he won 7 Player of the Series awards in ODI (One Day International) cricket. The majority of his earnings which are part of his net worth comes from match fees from BCCI, IPL salary, and also from various brand endorsements and sponsorship fees.

Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, but his love for the country is what helped him move on and play more cricket for the Indian cricket team. A true athlete who fought cancer and did a comeback on the national team. Also, he is one of the most charitable sports stars, having donated millions of rupees of his fortune to worthy causes. His foundation named ”YouWeCan” supports the treatment of cancer patients and various other social projects.

7. Kapil Dev

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Net Worth: INR 220 Crores (USD 30 Million)

Kapil Dev is still remembered for his outstanding performance and as a renowned Indian cricketer, who was also referred to as “The Haryana Hurricane” by his fans and friends. As a player, he was a versatile player of the Indian cricket team and was best known for his bowling.

Kapil Dev entered cricket as a bowler and as an all-rounder for the Indian cricket team. He was the team’s captain, and under his captaincy, India reached great heights and became one of the toughest teams in the world. Also, India won the first-ever World Cup in 1983 under his leadership. After these victories in cricket, the life of Kapil Dev also became very happening. Even today, he is associated with sports and runs a business of his own.

Kapil Dev owns Dev Musco Lighting Pvt. Ltd., and also owns a 5% stake in Zicom Electronics. Not only this, but he also owns a restaurant and a hotel in Chandigarh. All these are a part of his net worth, and thus, make him the millionaire cricketer of all time.

8. Zaheer Khan

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Net Worth: INR 205 Crores (USD 25 Million)

Zaheer Khan, also known as “Zippy” and “Zakky” by his fans and friends, is a former outstanding Indian cricketer who played for the team from the year 2000 until 2014. He was a fast bowler and was noted for his fast bowling in the Indian team. He is globally recognized as a fast-medium left-arm bowler who played all formats of cricket.

He also plays in the Indian Premier League for the Delhi Daredevils team, where he is regarded as one of the most important players of the team.

The main source of Zaheer’s income and net worth comes from cricket. Also, his brand value is very high. He also earns a huge sum of money from various national and international cricket matches and from Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. He also endorses various brands for which he charges a good amount of money.

9. Suresh Raina

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Net Worth: INR 185 Crores (USD 25 Million)

Suresh Raina is remembered for his outstanding performance as an Indian cricketer and is also known as “Sonu” by his fans and friends. As a player, he is the Middle Order Batsman for the Indian cricket team.

Suresh Raina came to cricket as a right-handed fast and medium bowler and is also one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. He also plays in the Indian Premier League team, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team, where he is regarded as one of the most important players in the team. Considering his records, Raina is among those that have earned the top spot in terms of ranking, as a player and among the richest cricketers in India.

The vast majority of his net worth came from cricket. He also earns a huge sum of money from various national and international cricket matches and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Raina also endorses several brands for which he charges a huge amount of money.

10. Rohit Sharma

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Net Worth: INR 180 Crores (USD 24 Million)

Rohit Sharma is remembered for his outstanding performance as an Indian cricketer and is also known as a “Hitman” by his fans and friends. He is the opening batsman for the Indian cricket team. Rohit Sharma entered cricket as a right-handed batsman and also is one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team.

He currently serves as the captain of the Indian cricket team at IPL. In national cricket, he plays for the Mumbai Indians team. Under his captaincy, the team has reached great heights, and so, he is regarded as the most successful captain of the Mumbai Indians cricket team. Rohit Sharma has been retained as the first player, and he is getting a contract of Rs. 16 crores.

11. Yusuf Pathan

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Net Worth: INR 175 Crores (USD 24 Million)

Yusuf Pathan is an Indian cricketer who plays on the team as an all-rounder. He is remembered for his outstanding performance, and his fans and friends also know him as “Jassi”. As a player, he is the opening Batsman for the Indian cricket team. He entered cricket as a right-arm fast-medium bowler and also is one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team.

He also plays in The Indian Premier League, team and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team, where he is regarded as one of the most important players in the team. Yusuf Pathan has earned the top spot in terms of ranking, as a player and is also one of the richest cricketers in India.

Most of his net worth and income came from cricket. Also, the brand value of Yusuf Pathan is very high, and is one of the most respected players across the globe. He also earns a huge sum of money from various national and international cricket matches and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He endorses various brands for which he charges a massive amount of money.

He also earns a huge amount of money from various international and national cricket matches and in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands for which he charges a massive amount of money.

12. Ravichandran Ashwin

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Net Worth: INR 110 Crores (USD 15 Million)

Ravichandran Ashwin is the right-arm off-break player for the Indian cricket team who is also known as “Ash” by his fans and friends. He holds the record for most wickets in the four-Test Cricket series. He set this record with 28 wickets during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This record was named for Anil Kumble with 27 wickets before Ashwin.

Ashwin has made his presence felt not only in Test cricket but also in One Day International (ODI) and T20 International cricket matches. He is considered a premier spinner when needed and has also batted in difficult times for the Indian team. He has played a key role in his team’s victory by scoring all the needed runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin came to cricket as a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler and is also one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. He even plays in the Indian Premier League, for the Delhi Capitals team, where he is regarded as one of the performing players in the team. Ravichandran has earned the top spot in terms of ranking as a player and is among the richest cricketers in India.

13. Shikhar Dhawan

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Net Worth: INR 105 Crores (USD 14 Million)

Shikhar Dhawan is remembered for his outstanding performances as a cricketer and is also known to his fans and friends as “Gabbar”. As a player, he is the opening batsman for an Indian cricket team. He is a left-handed opener and occasional right-handed off-break bowler who plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL matches. He played for the under-17 and under-19 teams before making his first debut for Delhi in November 2004.

Shikhar Dhawan entered cricket as a right-arm fast-medium bowler and also is one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. He also plays in the IPL team, Mumbai Indians team, where he is considered one of the most important players in the team. Considering his records, Shikhar  Dhawan has earned the top spot in terms of ranking, as a player and among the richest cricketers in India.

Most of his income and net worth comes from playing cricket. He also earns a huge sum of money from various national and international cricket matches and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands for which he charges a lot of money.

14. Ravindra Jadeja

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Net Worth: INR 97 Crores (USD 13 Million)

Ravindra Jadeja is remembered for his outstanding performance as an Indian cricket player, and his fans and friends are also known as “Jaddu”. As a player, he is an all-rounder for the Indian cricket team. He has been performing brilliantly for the Indian team in the last 10 years in all three cricket formats. Jadeja is one of the most important players of the Indian team at the present time for his outstanding performance.

Ravindra Jadeja entered cricket as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, and also is one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. He also plays in the Indian Premier League, for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team, where he is regarded as one of the team’s most important players. Considering his records, Ravindra Jadeja has earned the top spot in ranking as a player and is among the richest cricketers in India.

The primary source of Ravindra Jadeja’s income and net worth comes from cricket. He also earns a huge sum of money from various national and international cricket matches and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses several brands for which he charges a good amount of money.

15. Hardik Pandya

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Net Worth: INR 77 Crores (USD 10 Million)

Hardik Pandya is the man behind significant victories India has achieved in recent times and played an essential role as a member of the Indian National Team. He is remembered for his outstanding performance as a cricketer and is also known as the “West Indian of Baroda” by his fans and friends. As a player, he is a batsman and an all-rounder for the Indian cricket team.

Hardik Pandya entered cricket as a right-handed batsman and also is one of the all-rounders Of the Indian Cricket team. He has played for many teams in the IPL( Indian Premier League). Considering his records, he has earned the top spot in terms of ranking, as a player and is also among one of the richest cricketers in the world. Hardik Pandya is counted among the most respected player across the globe.

He also earns a considerable sum of money from various national and international cricket matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands for which he charges a massive amount of money.

16. KL Rahul

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Net Worth: INR 75 Crores (USD 10 Million)

KL Rahul is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper for the Indian cricket team. The name of KL Rahul, the star batter of the Indian cricket team, is considered one of the best batsmen. He is present, a popular Indian cricketer. He plays primarily with the Indian cricket team as a right-handed opener for Karnataka, his home state.

He started his career in Ranji Trophy against Hyderabad from Karnataka. He also represented India in the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and scored 143 runs in six innings. Rahul’s performance in the 2014–15 Duleep Trophy earned him a place in the Indian team and visiting Australia in December 2014.

K.L. Rahul came to cricket as a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batsman and is also one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. He even plays in the Indian Premier League, for the Kings XI Punjab team, where he is regarded as one of the excellent players in the team. Considering his records, KL Rahul has earned the top spot in terms of ranking as a player and is also, among the richest cricketers in India.

17. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Net Worth: INR 65 Crores (USD 9 Million)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the right-arm medium bowler for the Indian cricket team and is also known as “Bhuvi” by his fans and friends. He is the main player in the bowling category of the current Indian cricket team. He has created awe among the batsmen due to his bowling swings, which is a record that no other bowler in the world has been able to do. In fact, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled his first wicket in all three formats of cricket.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar first came into the limelight when he balled out a batsman like Sachin Tendulkar in domestic cricket. He achieved this feat before venturing into international cricket. He used to play for the Uttar Pradesh matches in domestic cricket. There was a match that was being played between Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai and in which Sachin Tendulkar came to bat for Mumbai. In this match, Bhuvi dismissed Sachin on the 14th ball.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar came to cricket as a right-handed fast and medium bowler and is also one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. He also plays in the Indian Premier League matches, for Sunrisers Hyderabad team, where he is regarded as one of the most talented players in the team. He also plays for the Uttar Pradesh State team in domestic cricket. Bhuvneshwar has earned the top spot in terms of ranking as a player and is also, among the richest cricketers in India.

18. Ravi Shastri

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Net Worth: INR 58 Crores (USD 8 Million)

Ravi Shastri a player, was the all-rounder for the Indian cricket team and was best known for his bowling and batting all-rounder. He has also served as the head coach of the Indian cricket Team. He started playing cricket in school and was also named the captain of his school’s cricket team. Later, he was chosen to play for the Ranji team at the age of 17, which made him the youngest cricketer to play for Mumbai.

Ravi Shastri entered cricket as a bowler and an all-rounder for the Indian team. He was the team’s captain, and under his captaincy, India reached great heights and became one of the most brilliant teams in the world. After retiring from cricket, he is still associated with sports and runs a business of his own.

The majority of his income comes from coaching the Indian cricket team and also from BCCI. In 2003, he joined hands with Rediffusion DY&R to start a talent management company called Showdiff Worldwide. Apart from his records and earnings, Ravi Shastri is best known for his charity work and his support for sports and young athletes.

19. Jasprit Bumrah

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Net Worth: INR 55 Crores (USD 7 Million)

Jasprit Bumrah is also known as “Jassi” by his fans and friends. He is the right-arm fast bowler for the Indian cricket team. He entered cricket as a right-arm fast-medium bowler and also is one of the all-rounders of the Indian cricket team. Jasprit Bumrah started his bowling career by playing for Gujarat’s under-19 team. He made his debut in the Indian Premier League with the Mumbai Indians in 2013.

He also plays in the Indian Premier League team, for the Mumbai Indians team, where he is regarded as one of the most important players in the team. Considering his records, Jasprit has earned the top spot in terms of ranking, as a player and is also, among the richest cricketers in India.

He also earns a huge sum of money from national and international cricket matches, and from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses several brands for which he charges a lot of money.

20. Ishan Kishan

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Net Worth: INR 45 Crores (USD 6 Million)

Ishan Kishan is a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who is very adept at both. He was coached by Santosh Kumar. Ishan was into cricket since childhood. In fact, it is said that it was his brother who saw his talent and advised him to play cricket. Ishan then joined the cricket club following his brother’s advice and started playing cricket.

Ishan Kishan started his career in cricket playing Ranji Trophy for Jharkhand, and on 6th November 2016, Ishan scored 273 runs against Delhi in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy. This is the highest score ever scored by a Ranji Trophy player from Jharkhand. In view of his outstanding performance, Ishan Kishan was later named captain of the Indian team for the 2016 Under-19 World Cup on 22nd December 2015.

Ishan Kishan entered into playing cricket as a left-handed middle-order batsman for the Indian cricket team. He also plays in the Indian Premier League, for the Mumbai Indians team, where he is regarded as one of the important players of the team. Considering his records, Ishan Kishen has earned the top spot in terms of ranking as a player and is also, among the richest cricketers in India.

Wrapping Up

Cricket in India is not only regarded as the most popular sport, but it is also a great career option for talented cricket players. The earnings are significantly high, plus cricketers also get sponsorship and endorsement opportunities from several national and international brands.

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