The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the richest cricket board in the world, so it's obvious that Indian players will be in the top bracket in the list of richest cricketers.
Well, apart from the money received from BCCI, Indian cricketers also earn a whopping amount through brand endorsement. Also many of them have invested in business ventures to ensure a luxurious lifestyle even after there retirements.
So here is the list of top 10 richest cricketers and their net worth:
10) Sourav Ganguly
The former Indian Captain was India’s one of the most influential captain. He brought in a sense of aggression and confidence which brought in a new era in Indian cricket. Ganguly’s net worth is estimated at $15 million or 99 crore rupees.
9) Gautam Gambhir
The hero of India’s two World Cup triumphs Gambhir finds himself a place in this elite test because of his consistent performances for India, Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and the Delhi Ranji team. Gambhir has a net worth of around $15.2 million or 101.2 crore rupees.
8) Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is one of the best players that have been plying their trade for his team in the last decade. Rohit is a regular member of Indian ODI and T20 setup and also captains the Mumbai Indians side during the IPL. Rohit’s estimated net worth is around $18.7 million or Rs. 124.5 crores.
The dashing all-rounder was the architect of India’s 2011 World Cup victory. He also played a crucial role in the World T20 which made him a cult figure in Indian cricket. He is still a crucial member of India’s ODI team and has been playing for the national side since the past 16 years. Yuvraj has a net worth of around Rs. 146 crores.
6) Suresh Raina
One of the best fielder in world cricket, Suresh Raina, is one of the highest-paid players in the IPL. He is the first captain to score a half-century for India in T20 internationals. Raina’s net worth is estimated at whopping Rs.150 crores.
5) Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf’s name might surprise a few as the Baroda all-rounder has not been in the Indian national team for long. The destructive batsman and a miserly off-break bowler became a household name in India when he first played in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals. Later, his stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders earned him millions which in turn made him one of India’s richest cricketers. Pathan’s net worth is around $26.5 million or Rs. 169 crores.
4) Virender Sehwag
India's most destructive opener is considered to be the most dangerous batsman that the game has ever seen. His fearless batting enthralled Indian fans for over a decade in all three formats of the game. Sehwag has a net worth of a staggering $40 million or Rs. 255 crores.
3) Virat Kohli
The Indian captain is one of the best-paid athletes in the world and is the only Indian to be included in the list of Forbes highest-paid athletes of 2017. Kohli is the second-highest-paid player in the IPL. He recently signed a 100 crore deal with Puma which makes him one of the highest earners among the cricketers.
Virat Kohli has an estimated net worth of around $60 million which roughly translates to a whopping Rs. 390 crores.
2) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni is one of the most marketable faces in India and has had a great career in all formats of the game. He is also the highest-paid player in the Indian Premier League and has a category A contract with the BCCI. Mahi’s net worth is estimated at around $110 million or Rs. 734 crores.
1) Sachin Tendulkar
The Master Blaster is considered to the best player ever to play the game and has been involved in the game even after retiring in 2013. He currently mentors the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL and is also on the advisory board of the BCCI. Sachin’s net worth is around $160 million or a staggering sum of Rs. 1066 crores.