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10 Richie-Rich Cricketers of 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 06 April 2012, 09:55 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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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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Reader's comments(5)
1: IF out of 10 rich cricketers, 5 are indians where are the money going? Why isnt our country developing
Posted by:swamiboss - 07 Apr, 2012
Swami, Cricketers money is a small part of the 'WHITE INDIAN ' elephant, Indians tops in terms of Over seas buys, travelling, max. no. of cash & gold reserves, our businessmen are best in the world too...but, the corruption eats the development tendency & money, therefore it keeps the big bucks away from entering main stream( specially of young & educated super rich people).
Arun Replied to: swamiboss - 08 Apr, 2012
3: Jab tak balla chal raha tab tak jis din balla ruka toh us din se ulti ginti shuru
Posted by:Vinod Nainwal - 07 Apr, 2012
4: Wow! Indian cricketers tops this chart too, major credit goes to IPL.
Posted by:Raj - 06 Apr, 2012
Raj, IPL is pocket money for them, THere endorsements have been biggest paycheck for last 10 years. Then they invest in big chunks of lands & other companies. IPL is big for new entrants only.
Arun Replied to: Raj - 08 Apr, 2012