Cricket was once defined by George Bernard Shaw as a game that is played by 22 fools but it is watched by 22,000 fools. In India, cricket is just not a game but a religion and the Indian cricketers are no less than demigods. Have a look at the top 10 crickets that have been the richest in India in 2019.
1- Sachin Tendulkar: $161 million
He is recognized as the God of Cricket in India. Words are not enough to define his greatness. He didn’t get himself involved in a single controversy both on and off the field.
2- MS Dhoni: $129 million
He has an outstanding record as captain of India. The players from the smaller towns have started to believe to make big in cricket due to him.
3- Virat Kohli: $83 million
He is the highest earning member as well as the present captain of the India cricket team. One day, he might break the Sachin’s record of scoring 49 international one-day hundreds as the records are always meant to be broken.
4- Saurav Ganguly: $56 million
He might be the most attacking captain produced by India. He is recognized as the true Maharaja of Indian cricket.
5- Virendra Sehwag: $40 million
In cricket, he has been the most attacking opening batsman ever. Sehwag was such a player who could hit any type of ball whether it’s good, bad or stupendous.
6- Yusuf Pathan: $27 million
The name at this number can get many people surprised. He is one of the few players who have won 3 IPL titles.
7- Rahul Dravid: $23 million
The most technical player in Indian cricket. If there is a single person to whom you depend on to bat just to save your life, it has to be the great Rahul Dravid.
8- Yuvraj Singh: $22 million
Now meet the man who has hit the six sixes in an over in an international match. He is a courageous man as he has overcome cancer and recovered his place in the Indian side.
9- Gautam Gambhir: $20 million
He is named as a fearless cricketer. He has donated a huge part of his earnings to the deprived and needy people in India.
10- Rohit Sharma: $19 million
Rohit Sharma is the most attractive as well as the bright talent to the Indian team. He is the present captain of the Mumbai Indians franchise, the holders of the IPL trophy.