The earnings of the players include everything such as the earnings from the contract with their national team playing in leagues, endorsement fee, advertisement, and sponsorships. In this article, you can view the list of the highest paid cricketers from all around the world.
Here’s the list of most paid cricketers in the world:
The first position held by the very smart, talented one of the fittest players in the world. Not only the fit guy but also a brilliant batsman. The Indian team is currently under Virat Kohli. Kohli has scored more than 12000 runs in one Day International Cricket and more than 3000 runs in T20 cricket. And his total income of more than 24 million dollars this year, he tops the list of highest-paid cricketers in 2021. He also, the only one of the most active cricketer to have more than 25 million Twitter followers. Other than that, he also helps in charity and donations. He donated all his earnings from the Indian Premier League 2021 to the Indian government for helping Covid-19 patients.
MS Dhoni’s overall earnings for the year 2021 is 21.7 million dollars, which is three times more than the next ranker Chris Gayle. Dhoni is also one of the best & top richest cricketers in the world. Dhoni is no doubt a very good player & a great captain too. He’s a brilliant wicket-keeper a batsman. Dhoni is the calmest person on the ground. Also, Dhoni one of those few players on whom a movie has been made a went blockbuster.
3. Chiris Gayle:-
Next on the list comes the run machine from West Indies, none other than Chris Gayle, Gayle is one of the best batsmen that the world has ever seen. Gayle is so far the only player on earth to score more than 10000 runs in T20 cricket. Gayle has more than 25 records in his name in cricket. He has also won a ton of awards in his cricket career & He has earned 7.5 million dollars, no doubt he is still a gem of his franchise teams.
4.AB De Villers:-
Next on the list is South African legendary player AB De Villiers. He is the man who can hit any ball in any direction. He is one of the greatest players that the world has ever seen. The total income of De Villers in the year 2021 is 6.4 million dollars. His sudden announcement of retirement from International cricket shocked the entire world last year. He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League for which he gets a hefty amount of money. He was paid $1.6 million for this season. De Villers was also one of the five players of the decade as per Wisden, the bible of cricket.
5. Virender Sehwag:-
We have another Indian player on the list. One of the greatest players from the Indian cricket team, Virender Sehwag has earned 6.1 million dollars this year 2021 in sponsorships and endorsement. He has some big brands in his portfolio including Adidas, JK cement, Hero, etc. He also coached the IPL team Kings XI Punjab in the year 2018. He has also been awarded Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.
6. Shahid Afridi:-
The former captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team comes in sixth of the top-paid cricketers in the world. Afridi is so far the second-highest wicket-taker in the world in T20 cricket with 98 wickets. After a long and outstanding career, he retired from international cricket in the year 2018. It does not mean that he stopped playing cricket, he still plays for the domestic league in Pakistan. His endorsements in 2021 earned him around 5.42 million dollars which is a very big amount. Apart from cricket, the Afridi foundation supports different causes and helps society.
7. Shane Watson:-
One of the greatest all-rounders from the Australian team, Shane Watson deserves to be on the list. He was the guy who kept playing even after getting injured in the finals of IPL 2019 in which he played for Chennai Super Kings and got the team trophy by scoring 80 runs off 59 balls. Watson has also been the captain of the Australian team on multiple occasions. He was on the top of the ICC’s ranking table for 3 tears in a row. About his earnings, Watson earned 5.5 this year with multiple sponsorships and endorsements.
8. Gautam Gambhir:-
The next position on the list is held by another former Indian Player Gautam Gambhir. He has also retired from cricket in 2018. In his playing time, Gambhir was considered one of the best openers in cricket. He was a very good batsman and has pulled off big scores in his career. In this year 2021, he has been paid 4.79 million dollars for multiple sponsorships and coaching the Delhi Capitals team as a team was at the top points table before the Indian Premier League got postponed due to Coronavirus cases among players.
Next on this list is Australian cricketer captain Michael Clarke. Clarke has considered one of the captains that the Australian team won the 5th World Cup in the year 2015 against New Zealand. He was a very good batsman of the time, he scores 151 runs in his debut match. He had many much huge scores made his career. Talking about his award that he won the awarded by Allan Border Medal which is considered the most respected award that can be given to a cricketer in Australia. Now, he is currently working as a commentator in different leagues, he was paid 3.9 million dollars this year for commenting and sponsorships.
The 10th position in this list by none other than the great Yuvraj Singh. In India, everyone remembers his six sixes in six balls in a T20 match against England. Yuvraj Singh used to play for in Indian Cricket Team in early 2000. He started his career as been vice-captain of the team for two years. He also the first player in the world to take five wickets in a single world cup match. Also, he has a charity named ‘YouWeCan’ which is helped many cancer patients. Talking about his salary he got 23.75 cores for this year for playing in the Indian Cricket Team and the IPL for Mumbai Indians.
These are the highest earnings Cricketers in the World.The salary is given for annum and please don’t confused as monthly.