Richest Cricketers in India

Richest Cricketers in India: There is no doubt that among all cricket players in the world, Indian Cricket players are the ones who earn a lot of money. The BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world and pays handsomely to Indian cricket players.

Indian cricketers not only earn money from BCCI by playing for the National team but also get money from the franchise for representing their team in IPL and from brand deals for promoting their products. These multi-sources of income make them the richest cricketers.

The fact that India’s cricket board gains revenue from domestic leagues sponsorships that are held throughout the year. Hence BCCI has the potential to pay huge salaries for the players representing the national team.

In this article, we will discuss the top 5 richest Cricketers in India.

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List of 5 Richest Cricketers in India. 

Below is a list of the richest Indian Cricketers in India. Let’s have a quick look at their sources of income and brand deals.



Net worth in INR

Net worth in USD


Sachin Tendulkar

Rs.1114 crores

$150 Million


Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Rs. 818 crores

$110 Million


Virat Kohli

Rs. 690 crores

$93 Million


Saurav Ganguly

Rs. 374 crores

$50 Million


Virender Sehwag

Rs. 334 crores

$45 Million

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Sachin Tendulkar

Richest Cricketers in India

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history. He is known as the god of cricket as he is the only batsman to score 100 centuries in international cricket.

Sachin announced his retirement in 2013, and he is still one of the most perceptible cricketers in India as well as across the globe. Even after his retirement, he’s still earning a huge amount of money through brand deals. His net worth is estimated to be around Rs 1114 crores.

It is said that Sachin Tendulkar charges anywhere between Rs 8-10 crores. Just for 2-3 days brand shoot. Master blaster has earned over Rs 38 crores in the IPL from his franchise Mumbai Indians while he was playing for them from 2008 to 2013.

Mahindra Singh Dhoni

Richest Cricketers in India

The second richest cricketer in India is captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He is the only captain in international cricket to win all ICC trophies including the T20I world Cup 2007, ODI World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy 2013.

MS Dhoni was ranked as the world’s 23rd highest-paid athlete in 2015. Dhoni has endorsed many international brands namely GoDaddy, Reebok, Big Bazaar, Ashok Leyland, Gulf Oil, and many more.

He also owns a fashion brand called ‘Se7en’ and he also has owns a fitness franchise called Sports fit. Since 2008 to date, he has made Rs 150 crores in IPL for representing his franchise Chennai Super Kings.

Virat Kohli

Richest Cricketers in India

The third richest cricketer in India is none other than King Kohli. He is one of the first-class batsmen in the world at present. Apart from his salary from BCCI and IPL franchise he earns a huge amount of money only by brand endorsements. His dashing looks and vibrant personality make brands pay more for his deals.

Virat Kohli has 172 million followers on Instagram which makes him the most followed cricket player on Instagram. It is said that he charges approximately Rs 2 crores per sponsored post on Instagram. In 2020 he earned Rs 196 crores through brand deals alone.

Approximately Virat Kohli has earned a total of Rs 730 crores from his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Saurav Ganguly

Richest Cricketers in India

Sourav Ganguly is one of the most respected cricketers in India and all over the world as well and amazingly he is the 4th richest cricketer in India.

At present, he is the president of BCCI, President of Cricket Association of Bengal, and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. That is why he is so famous among cricket enthusiasts even after taking retirement a decade ago.

It is estimated that he charges brands somewhere between 2 to 3 crores INR for a brand deal. This makes him appear on the list of the richest cricketers in India. His total estimated net worth is around Rs 374 crores.

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

The 5th richest cricketer in India is former world-class Opener Virender Sehwag. Viru is also well known for his commentary.

Approximately Sehwag charges around Rs 2 crores for an annual contract of a brand deal and has worked with many international brands like MyTeam11, Adidas, Boost, Hero Honda, and many more.

Apart from brand deals, Virender Sehwag also earns money from his commentary gigs and by his personal businesses. He has invested in many startups. He owns 25% of the equity in a sports data Analytics Company named ‘Sports Mechanics’.

Viru also owns a sportswear and equipment company known as ‘VS’. He has also started an online cricket training academy named ‘Cricuru’.

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