Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world in the last few years in terms of runs scored. He is playing continuously in all three formats of cricket and is troubling the opposition. Kohli is not only number-1 in terms of scoring runs.
He is also in the first place in terms of highest-earning. He is the only Indian in Forbes magazine’s list of the highest-paid athletes. He is ranked 100 in the world, but if only for the cricketers, Kohli is in the first place. We are giving you information about the top-10 cricketers in terms of earning here.
First-ranked Kohli earned Rs 183 crore ($ 24 million) last year. Virat received Rs 19.84 crore ($ 2.2 million) from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He earned Rs 152 crore from the advertisement.
BCCI received Rs 7 crore as salary. Kohli played 44 matches including all three formats. During this period, 2455 runs were scored at an average of 64.60.
Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is named second in this list. Mahi has an agreement with Chennai Superkings (CSK) for Rs 16.78 crore ($ 2.2 million). He appears in more than 20 brand advertisements. Last year he earned 165 crores ($ 21.7 million).
Apart from these two, there are two other Indian players in the top-10, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma. Yuvi retired from international cricket only last year.
Yuvraj earned 26.69 crore rupees ($ 3.5 million). They are ranked 8th. Yuvraj played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL last year. The captain of this team Rohit Sharma is at the ninth position in the list. He also earned only 26.69 crore rupees ($ 3.5 million) equal to Yuvraj.
Dhoni and Kohli together earned Rs 345 crore. Barring these two, the other 8 cricketers together earned only Rs 284 crore. The earnings of Dhoni and Kohli are 125% more than these eight.
The list has 4 Australians (David Warner, Shane Watson, Mitchell Starc, and Steve Smith). West Indian opener Chris Gayle is third with 57.21 crores ($ 7.5 million) and former South Africa captain AB de Villiers is fourth with 48.82 crores ($ 6.4 million).
Top 10 Cricketers Earnings:
|Virat Kohli||India||183 crores|
|Mahendra Singh Dhoni||India||165 crores|
|Chris Gayle||West indies||57.21 crores|
|AB de Villiers||South Africa||48.82 crores|
|David warner||Australia||41.95 crores|
|Shane Watson||Australia||34.32 crores|
|Michelle stark||Australia||30.51 crores|
|Yuvraj Singh||India||26.69 crores|
|Rohit Sharma||India||26.69 crores|
|Steve smith||Australia||18.30 crores|