Here is a detailed list of the top 6 paid cricketers in India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a captain that has led the men in blue to unparalleled success in white-ball cricket. He assesses every situation perfectly, and remains calm and composed during adverse conditions, earning him the nickname Captain Cool. Under his leadership, India won all three titles including ICC T20 World Cup, 50-over World Cup, and the Champions Trophy. His net worth is estimated to be around 150 million dollars.
The God of cricket needs no introduction. Sachin Tendulkar was the complete batsman, a determined run-getter, and the most celebrated icon in cricket history. The most capped player in Test and ODI cricket, Sachin is the only person to hit 100 centuries in international cricket. He also holds the title of getting the most runs in both ODIs. The 46-year old’s current net worth is little over 120 million dollars.
Arguably the greatest batsman in all formats in modern-day cricket, Virat Kohli’s contributions towards the game are unprecedented. The Indian Test team under Kohli has grown from strength to strength. The Indian skipper has set the current benchmark for world cricket fitness and is also a youth icon. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the 31-year old’s net income is a whopping 92 million dollars and is one of the top-tier cricketers on the contract list of the BCCI.
Widely renowned as the Dada of Indian Cricket, Sourav Ganguly is one of the most polarising figures in Indian cricket. He was one of the captains who revived Indian cricket from the match-fixing scandal’s deep dark days. In 2008, Ganguly announced his retirement from international cricket. However, he continued to play in the Indian Premier League and never lost touch of the game by taking up coaching roles.
He became President of the BCCI in October 2019. Ganguly’s net worth is 55.5 million dollars, which includes the money he gets from his endorsements from companies as well as his IPL salary.
This once-energetic left-handed batsman is yet another cricketer who played a massive role in helping lift the T20 World Cup back in 2007 and the 50 overs World Cup in 2011. Having joined Lok Sabha in the General Assembly Elections, Gautam Gambhir has assets worth 20 million dollars, making him the richest out of the 349 candidates in contention. Gautham Gambhir has an income of 170,000 dollars. His movable and immovable assets are cumulatively valued at 15 million and 3.8 million dollars, respectively.
One of the confrontational, aggressive opening batsmen that India has ever seen, Virender Sehwag is affectionately called Viru and the Nawab of Najafgarh. He is only one of the two batsmen to have passed 300 runs twice in Test cricket. He has a net worth of 40 million dollars presently. He also makes about 4.1 million dollars from his endorsements.