10 Richie-Rich Cricketers of 2012
Bangalore: Cricket, a 16th century game of England which is now played in more than 100 countries has changed the life and spirit of many people around the world. The top performers of this game are showered with billions of currencies along with all those billions of fans and followers each time they give their admirable performance in a game. With the coming of Indian Premium League (IPL) this game has made many cricketers especially Indian cricketers to boost-up their talent and bank balance. The Global appeal and the deep pockets of IPL team owners has bought professional cricket to a whole new level which gets them a paycheck of about $111,000 for a three-hour match.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
The captain of Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni tops this chart with an annual income of around $10milion. He is an outstanding player who has amazed his fans whenever he enters the field. He signed the richest deal in history by amounting to a 2 year-contract of $43 million which made him the wealthiest player in the cricket world. Pepsi, GE Money and Reebok are his biggest sponsors.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, the master-blaster of Indian cricket is one of the greatest cricketers in the world and one of the richest one too. His annual incomes reached upto $8million with his bestowed "icon" status in IPL while playing for Mumbai Indians which automatically gives a paycheck 15 percent larger than his highest paid teammate, most of his earnings come from his team and sponsorship contacts. The major sponsors of Tendulkar are Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland and Canon.
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