Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World 2017-18 Monthly Income Net Worth
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Annual Income: $29m
Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981, in India. He is one of those cricketers who need no introduction. He is popularly known as “Mahi” and “MSD”. Dhoni is the most successful and most popular caption in the world till date having perfect on-field and off-field strategy skills. He is also known as caption cool as he always acts calm and cool in tough game situations. He is a very good batsman having high strike rates and is an excellent wicket keeper. He is the only captain in the world to have major ICC titles. Being very popular and successful captain and cricketer he earns huge amount by endorsing big popular brands, through BCCI Central Contract and IPL.
Annual Income: $24.9m
One of the Most Handsome cricket players, Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988, in India. He is also known by the nickname “Cheeku”. He is a very class batsman, who has played splendidly and shown a good consistency in his form. He has played nicely in recent years. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $24.9m.
Annual Income: $7.5m
Chris Gayle is a player from West Indies who was born on 21st September 1979. Due to the ability to hit the ball out of boundary line, he got many nicknames like Gayle-Storm, Master Storm, Gayle-Force, World Boss etc. With his very high strike rate, he is considered as one of the most dangerous and significant star batsman in the cricket world. Gayle can play every type of ball in almost every direction and has the record of highest individual score in T20 with the most number of sixes in T20 cricket.
Annual Income: $5.8m
Virender Sehwag was born on 20th October 1978, in India. All people know him by his nickname “Viru”. A very marvelous and aggressive batsman, who has the ability to play long innings with high strike rate. Currently, he has the yearly income of around $5.8m. Viru being retired from international cricket, he is currently just playing for IPL.
Annual Income: $5.5m
Shane Watson was born on 17th June 1981, in Australia and is better known as “Watto”. He is a very good allrounder from Australian team and has replaced a lot of successful Australians to become one of the most important all-rounders to ever feature in the team. He is a class player and highly skilled player in the cricketing world, who has the ability to turn the match by himself. He has the annual income of around $5.5m.
Annual Income: $5.3m
Shahid Afridi is from Pakistan born on 1st March 1980 and popularly known by the nickname “Lala”. He is a good batsman playing since a very young age of 14. Afridi has the ability to play with high strike rate and is famous for his big sixes. He holds the record of most number of sixes by a single person in the cricket world. He is the most extraordinary and main batsman from the Pakistani side. Shahid Afridi is one of the richest Pakistan cricketer having a yearly income of around $5.3m.
Annual Income: $5m
Gautam Gambhir was born on 14th October 1981, in India and is known by his nickname “Gauti”. He is a very good batsman with an ability to play a variety of shorts and is considered as one of the most successful openers from India. Gautam is a popular and talented left-hand batsman which have the ability to win the game only by himself.
Annual Income: $3.9m
Yuvraj Singh was born in India on 12th December 1981. He is popularly known by his short form “Yuvi”. In his first t20 world cup he smashed six sixes in an over and his name will never be ignored in the history of cricket. He was successful in showing excellent performance in ICC World Cup in 2011 in which he was selected as the Man of the tournament and is considered as one of the most skilled and very dependable batsman at one time in the Indian cricket team.
AB de Villiers
Annual Income: $3.6m
AB De Villiers was born in South Africa on 17th February in 1984. Due to his ability to play extraordinary and highly skilled shots in all the directions, he is known as “Mr.360”. De Villiers plays in all the formats and was the former captain of South Africa cricket team in all formats. With a very impressive strike rate, he holds several batting records, including the world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest T20I 50 by a South African.On several occasions, he has been ranked as the number one batsman in Tests and ODIs. He has earned through South African central contract, through IPL(Indian Premiere League) and endorsing different brands. He is currently considered as one of the best batsman in the world.
Annual Income: $2.9m
Michael Clarke is a richest Australian cricketer born on 2nd April 1981, in Australia. Michael Clarke is also named by the nickname “Clarkey “ and “Nemo”. Michael Clarke is an excellent cricketer from the Australian Cricket Team, who has played nicely. Currently, his yearly income is around $2.9m. He has earned nicely through Australian Cricket Board and endorsing with the brands like Spartan Sports, Gillette, etc.