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Top 10 Richest Cricketers In The World In 2022

When it comes to popularity of games, cricket comes right after football. Football players are certainly one of the highest-paid athletes of the world, but cricket players are not left behind. Nowadays cricket plays are earning more and more because of the franchise cricket leagues, such as IPL and BBL and this has eventually elevated the income of the cricket plays as well. Even though there is no cricket player in the list of top 10 highest-paid athletes in 2022, the wealth of the cricket plays can not be overlooked, as they certainly make a good fortune out of their games and signed endorsements.

The wealth of the cricket players is our subject of article today. As we already have written an article on the highest paid athletes before, we now chosen this subject as our today’s topic. In this article we will discuss about the top 10 richest cricketers in the world based on 2022 data. There will be a brief explanation about each of the cricketer along with the mention of their 2022 net worth and the major source of their income. The list is presented in a descending format, hence, keep reading the article to know who has gained the position of the richest cricketer in the world.

10. Shane Watson

Age

41

Net worth

$30 Million

Cricket team

Australia's national cricket team.

 

Table 1

Shane Watson has taken over the 10th position of the list of richest cricketers with a net worth of $30 million. Watson was born on 17th June 1981 and was a player of Australian national Cricket Team. He is also regarded as an occasional captain in all formats. Watson is also recognized as one of the most influential white-ball all-rounders in the era. He has own Player of the Series or Most Valuable Player award in a number of crucial tournaments. He is one of the two players to score a century and take a hat-trick in Indian Premier League. He announced his retirement on 2nd November 2020 and became the last player to retire from Australia's golden era of the early 2000s.

Shane Watson

He started his career as an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 2000. He joined Tasmania for his first-class cricketing career, he had to leave Queensland for that. However, he returned to play for his native land at the beginning of his international career. He has also played for Hampshire in the English County Championship in 2005.

9. Yuvraj Singh

Age

40

Net worth

$35 Million

Cricket team

Indian Cricket Team

 

Table 2

The 9th position of the list is acquired by Yuvraj Singh, whose estimated net worth is $35 million. He was born on 12 December 1981 to a Punjabi Sikh family. His father Yograj Singh was a former Indian cricketer. Yuvraj Singh was passionate about tennis and roller skating as a kid, he even won National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship. However, he had to give his will up for his father’s wish for him to pursue cricket. This is how he acquired the place of one of the most popular Indian cricketer. He has also won several awards and respect due to his outstanding performance in Indian cricket team. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 10 June 2019.

Yuvraj Singh

Apart from on field income Yuvraj, the signed endorsements are one of the primary source of Yuvraj Singh’s wealth. He was signed by Microsoft as a brand ambassador for Xbox 360. He has also appeared in several advertisements. He is also involved in sports-based e-commerce. He is recognized as the brand ambassador of Puma as well as Ulysse Nardin. Yuvraj Singh is known widely for his charitable nature. He has his own charity named YouWeCan, which helps cancer patients along with performing other activities.

8. Virender Sehwag

Age

44

Net worth

$40 Million

Cricket team

Indian Cricket Team

 

Table 3

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is the 8th richest cricketer in the world with a net worth of $40 million. He was born on 20 October 1978 in Najafgarh, Delhi, India. At the starting of his career, he played for Delhi and Haryana in Indian Domestic Cricket. He is known for his aggressive batting style and has represented himself as an aggressive opening batsman in Indian cricket team. He was the very first Indian cricketer to be honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008. He hods several records in the history of international cricket. He announced his retirement on 20 October 2015. However, he is still regarded as one of the greatest batsman of the Indian Cricket Team of all time.  

7. Shane Warne

Age

52

Net worth

$50 Million

Cricket team

Australian international cricket team

 

Table 4

The 7th place in the list of richest cricketers has been taken over by Shane Warne. He was a former Australian International Cricketer, who is recognized as one of the greatest Australian players of all time. He was born on 13th September 1969 and died earlier this year, on 4th March 2022 at the age of 52. His cricket career as an Australian player was between 1991 and 2007. He appeared in 145 test matches and took 708 wickets, which created a record of most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket. The record was intact until 2007. He was later appointed as the coach of Rajasthan Royals for the first four seasons IPL.  

Shane Warne

His career started as a player of Australian B team in 1991. In 1992 he made his test debut against India and performed diligently. His outstanding performance throughout his career has made him recognized as the 2nd most wicket-taking spinner in the world. On March 4, 2022, Warne died od suspected heart attack during his holyday in Thailand. His funeral took place on 20th March 2022 in Melbourne. On 30 March, Warne was publicly honored at a state memorial event at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

6. Brian Lara

Age

53

Net worth

$60 Million

Cricket team

West Indies Cricket team

 

Table 5

Being born on 2nd May 1969, Brian Lara has gained the recognition of one of the greatest batsman of all time. He is a former Trinidadian former international cricketer, who also played for West Indies cricket team. He holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out at Antigua during the 4th test against England in 2004. He also holds the record of scoring highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match for 18 years.

Brian Lara

His career rose to glory when in 1987 he scored 498 in West Indies youth Championship breaking the record score. 1988 Lara was selected for the West Indies Cricket Team. However, he withdrew from the team because of his father’s sudden death. His international career took off when he scored 277 against Australia in Sydney.  He even named his daughter Sydney because of his achievement. Hence, no doubt that he is a deserving candidate in the list of the richest cricketers of the world with a net worth of $60 million.

5. Jacques Kallis

Age

47

Net worth

$70 Million

Cricket team

South Africa Cricket Team

 

Table 6

The 6th richest cricketer of the world by 2022 data is Jacques Kallis, who is South African cricket coach and former cricketer. He was born on 16 October 1975 and is known as one of the greatest crickets of all time. He started his career in cricket by playing for Wynberg Boys' High School. In 1993 he was chosen by South African team to play for South Africa’s U-17's against Scotland's U-19 team. His first-class debut was made in 1993/94 when he was only 18 years old. In the year of 1995 Kallis made his Test Debut against England. His world cup debut was in 1996 in Pakistan. However, he did not get much opportunity to prove himself.

Between 1998 and 2002 Kallis become one of the leading allrounders of the world. On 30th July 2014 he retired from international cricket. He rejoined South African National cricket team as a batting consultant. Currently he is appointed as the coach of the south African national cricket team.

4. Ricky Ponting

Age

47

Net worth

$70 Million

Cricket team

Australian national team

 

Table 7

Ricky Pointing is an Australian cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer, who was both on 19th December 1974. Pointing is the former caption of Australian national team during the team’s golden era, which was between 2004 and 2011. He is regarded as the most successful captain in international cricket history. He is the cricketer with the third-the greatest number of international centuries right behind Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.

Ricky Ponting

In November 1992 he made his first-class debut for Tasmania at the age of 17. He waited till 1995 to make an ODI debut, which was followed shortly by his test debut at a match against Sri Lanka. Ponting announced his retirement from Test Cricket in November 2012. He continued his international cricket career until 2013.

3. Virat Kohli

Age

33

Net worth

$112 Million

Cricket team

India national cricket team

 

Table 8

There is hardly any individual in the world who does not know Virat Kohli, who is known as one of the most popular cricketers in the 21st century. Being born on 5th November 1988, he is the youngest member to feature in this list of richest cricketers of the world. He is an Indian international cricketer and the former captain of team India.

Virat Kohli

Kohli started his cricket career in the year of 2011, and he managed to reach the number one spot in the ICC ranking within 2013. He has established himself as Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 along with gaining various other titles and respects. He holds the world record of the fastest to score 23,000 runs in his international career. Kohli played for Delhi as a player of the Under-15 cricket team in 2002. He gained the captaincy of the team by the next year while playing for the same match. In 2006 he was selected in Under-19 Indian team that toured in England. In the year of 2008 Indian under-19 team won the Under-19 cricket world cup under the captaincy of Kohli. In the same year he was picked by the Indian Team as a member of Indian ODI squad. In 2009, he was picked as a replacement of Shikhar Dhawan in Indian A squad. In 2014, Kohli took up Dhoni’s place as a test captain and became the fourth Indian to score a hundred on Test captaincy debut. In April 2019, he officially gained the spot of Indian captain for Cricket world cup. In September 2021, Kohli announced that he would step down as India's T20I captain.

Kohli’s consistent and outstanding performance is something that cannot be explained easily. And it is certainly justified for a cricketer of his stature to gain the third place as the richest cricketers of the world with a net worth of $112 million.

2. MS Dhoni

Age

41

Net worth

$113 Million

Cricket team

India national cricket team

 

Table 9

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the biggest names in Indian cricket as well as in international cricket. He is regarded as one of the most popular Indian captains of all time. Under his captaincy India won three trophies, which are 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, this is the most for an Indian captain. He is the most successful batsman in limited overs cricket as he scored over 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals, with a reputation as one of the best finishers in the game.

MS Dhoni

He started his career by playing in India domestic cricket for Bihar and Jharkhand (two Indian districts). In 2003/04 he was picked by India A squad. He was picked for ODI squad against Bangladesh, but his performance was average. However, he was still picked for Pakistan ODI series. Dhoni proved himself in the second match of the series by scoring 148 out of 123 deliveries, which was also a record for highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper.

In 2007 world-cup Dhoni was out for a duck against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage and scored only 29 runs. However, he had a strong come back During the series between India and Australia in 2009. He also topped the ICC ODI Batsman rankings for several months in 2009. During the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win all group stage matches in a tournament. India achieved wins against arch-rivals Pakistan, South Africa (whom they hadn't beaten before in a World Cup game), the UAE, West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe under his captaincy. He announced his retirement from Test format on 30 December 2014 and stepped down as captain of T20Is and ODIs in 2017. On 15 August 2020, Dhoni retired from all formats of international cricket and continues to play in the IPL. This is how he has gained the place of the second-richest cricketer o the world with a net worth of $113 million.

1. Sachin Tendulkar

Age

49

Net worth

$170 Million

Cricket team

India national cricket team

 

Table 10

Sachin Tendulkar, widely regarded as the “God of Cricket”, is the richest cricketer in 2022. His net worth is $170 million. The former Indian international cricketer is known as one of the greatest batsman in the cricket history. He still holds the record for most run scorer in both ODI and Test format with over 18,000 runs and 15,000 runs respectively. He is also the record-holder for most of the man of the match awards. Tendulkar received the Arjuna Award in 1994 for his outstanding sporting achievements, the Khel Ratna Award in 1997, and the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008, respectively.

Sachin Tendulkar

He started his career in cricket by representing Bombay in the Ranji Trophy at the age of 14. He appeared for his first-class debut match against Gujrat and scored a 100 not out, which made him the youngest player to achieve this victory. He was selected in Indian team in the year of 1989. He made his test debut in 1989 at the age of 16 and made 15 runs. His performance sky-rocketed from 1994 to 1999. Sachin scored 143 (131) runs in Sharjah against the mighty Australian team in the 1998 Coca-Cola cup and the inning is still known as “desert storm”. However, his captaincy did not bring anything extra ordinary to the Indian team and his captaincy was soon taken over by Sourav Ganguly. He holds the record of scoring 100 centuries and is the only batsman in history to hold such a record. he retired from all forms of cricket in November 2013 after playing his 200th Test match.  

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