Cricket is not only the most popular sport in India but also the most lucrative. Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board, and IPL is the richest cricket league in the world, which pretty much tell the story of cricket in India. India has produced some world-class players over the years, so let’s unravel the list of the top 10 richest Indian cricketers and get a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar tops the chart with a staggering net worth of $150 Million or 1114 crore INR making him the richest Indian cricketer. He represented India from 1989-2013 and Mumbai Indians in the IPL from 2008-2013. Currently, Sachin serves as the mentor of Mumbai Indians. His wealth accrues from his earnings during his playing career, endorsement deals, sponsorships, and numerous business ventures. Sachin owns a house in Mumbai worth approximately 75 crore INR, which he purchased way back in 2007 for 35 crore INR.
2. Virat Kohli
An epitome of cricketing excellence, Virat Kohli ranks second on this list of the top 10 richest Indian cricketers with a net worth of $127 Million or 1040 crore INR. Virat is not only the highest-paid Indian cricketer in the present times but also the highest-paid cricketer worldwide. He is associated with several top brands including Puma, Audi India, MRF Tyres, Pepsi, Adidas, Toyota, Vivo, and many others. With 249 Million followers on Instagram, Virat Kohli’s immense popularity contributes to his substantial worth. His endorsement deals alone have earned him around 200 crore INR, and he reportedly charges approximately 2 crore INR for sponsored posts on Instagram. Additionally, Kohli possesses a house in Gurugram valued at 80 crores INR and an apartment in Mumbai worth approximately 35 crores.
3. MS Dhoni
Following Virat Kohli is the charismatic former Indian captain, MS Dhoni who boasts a net worth of $110 Million or 818 crore INR. MS Dhoni currently plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL, and the bulk of his earnings now come from commercials and advertisements. Dhoni also owns a few sports franchises including Chennaiyin FC, Ranchi Rays, and Mahi Racing Team India. Moreover, he possesses a residence in Dehradun valued at approximately 20 crores INR and a farmhouse in Ranchi worth 6 crores INR.
4. Sourav Ganguly
Securing the fourth position on the list of the richest Indian cricketers is Sourav Ganguly, the esteemed former captain of the Indian cricket team and the former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Ganguly resides in Kolkata, and his house is worth around 10 crore INR. The biggest source of Ganguly’s wealth is endorsement deals and sports administrator jobs.
5. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag, the explosive and fearless opener has a net worth of $45 Million or 334 crore INR. He earned significantly from International cricket and IPL and continues to generate income through commentary, coaching roles, and brand endorsements. Adding to his opulent lifestyle, Sehwag owns a luxurious house in Hauz Khas, valued at approximately 130 crore INR. Renowned as “Multan Ka Sultan” for his destructive innings of 309 against Pakistan in 2004, Sehwag truly epitomizes a life of grandeur.
6. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh, the star of the 2011 World Cup, seals the sixth spot on this list of the top 10 richest Indian cricketers with a net worth of $35 Million or 259 crores INR. His earnings stem from cricket franchises, international cricket, sponsorships, brand endorsements, and business interests. Yuvraj played for six IPL franchises and made a total of 85 crore INR. He owns an apartment in Mumbai along with his wife Hazel Keech, worth 64 crore INR.
7. Rohit Sharma
The dynamic opening batsman and the captain of India’s national side, Rohit Sharma with a net worth of $26 Million or 214 crore INR makes his riches primarily from international cricket, IPL, and endorsements. Rohit Sharma is associated with esteemed brands such as Adidas, Hublot, CEAT, Nissan, Oppo, Dream 11, and many others. Residing in Worli, Mumbai, he possesses a lavish residence valued at over 30 crores INR.
8. Suresh Raina
An integral part of IPL’s most successful team, Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina, has a net worth of $25 Million or 185 crore INR. His wealth comes from his IPL salary, BCCI contracts, and several endorsement deals. Raina has made around 100 crore INR while playing for IPL franchises and owns a mansion in Ghaziabad worth 18 crores INR.
9. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid, “The Wall” and the present head coach of the Indian cricket team holds a net worth of $23 Million or 172 crore INR. His income sources include his playing career, coaching roles, and several endorsement deals. Dravid reportedly earns around 1 crore per month for his position as head coach at the Indian cricket team.
10. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir, the man behind India’s World Cup Victories, holds a net worth of $19 Million or 147 crores INR. His earnings spring from his playing days, post-retirement roles as a cricket pundit and coach, and endorsements. Gambhir also earns 50,000 rupees per month as a parliament member and 45,000 rupees for serving as the head of the constituency in Delhi.