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10 Most Highest Paid Cricketers [2016]

10 Most Highest Paid Cricketers [2016]

Cricket is the 2nd most popular sports in the world, and definitely, millions of people watch it too, across the world. Teams and their cricket boards get good sponsorship, and through them, players get paid. Lot of endorsements are signed by each team and the players are get paid, in fact if any of them are special with performances and get more attention, they get handy payments. So, there are best players who get great payments. We have compiled a list of 10 Most Highest Paid Cricketers. Scroll down!

10. Yusuf Pathan (India)

Yusuf Pathan

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $3.3 Million               Endorsements: $350,000

Yusuf Pathan was born on 17 November, 1982, in Vadodara, India. He is an Indian cricketer. Despite of playing for the national team, he also plays for Kolkara Knight Riders in Indian Premier League. He plays his role as a all-rounder. He owns 2 MOM awards in ODI and 2 MOM awards in T20. He has played 57 ODI matches, in which as a bowler he has taken 33 wickets and as a batsman, he has scored 810 runs. He is quiet an aggressive batsman and overall, a very good performer.

9. Ricky Ponting (Australia)

Ricky Ponting

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $1.8 Million               Endorsements: $2.3 Million

Ricky Ponting was born on 19 December, 1974, in Tasmania, Australia. He is an former cricketer and captain of Australian team. He also played for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League and also captained it. He retired from all formats of cricket in 2013. He was a sticky and dangerous batsman of his time. He has played tremendously in both ODI and Test formats of cricket, with total of 13,378 runs scored in Test format and 13,704 runs scored in ODI. He was one of the greatest players of all-time in cricket history.

8. Brett Lee (Australia)

Brett Lee Australia

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $1.8 Million               Endorsements: $3 Million

Brett Lee was born on 8 November, 1976, in New South Wales, Australia. He is an former Australian cricketer, and he was very much noticeable in IPL, played for Kolkata Knight Riders. He was a wonderful right-hand fast bowler. He has taken 310 wickets in Test format and 380 wickers in ODI format, in his entire career. He was one of the legendary bowlers in the history of cricket. He was an eye-catchy bowler for everyone.

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7. Michael Clarke (Australia)

Michael Clarke

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $2.7 Million               Endorsements: $2.2 Million

Michael Clarke was born on 2 April, 1981, in New South Wales, Australia. He is also an former cricketer and captain of Australian team. He led Australian cricket team in his captaincy to triumph World Cup 2015, and then he retired from ODI format, which he already announced. Later, he announced retirement from all formats of cricket. He scored 8,643 runs in Test format, and 7,981 runs in ODI format, in his entire career. He was an outstanding performer in his entire cricket career as an player and also as an captain of the world-class team.

6. Shane Watson (Australia)

Shane-Watson

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $2.9 Million               Endorsements: $3 Million

Shane Watson was born on 17 June, 1981, in Queensland, Australia. He is an professional cricketer of Australian team. He is an brilliant all-rounder, even plays in IPL for Rajhastan Royals. Recently, he is also been selected in Pakistan Super League for Islamabad United team. He retired from Test cricket format, but continuing with ODI and T20 formats. As a batsman, he has scored 3,731 runs in Test, 5,718 runs in ODI and 1,156 runs in T20. As a bowler, he has taken 75 wickets in Test, 168 wickets in ODI and 39 wickets in T20. Overall, he is an brilliant and talented performer of Australian cricket team.

5. Virender Sehwag (India)

Virender-Sehwag

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $2.8 Million               Endorsements: $4.1 Million

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Virender Sehwag was born on 20 October, 1978, in Delhi, India. He is an former cricketer of Indian team. He was an right-hand batsman, usually an opener for Indian cricket team. He also was an occasional off-spin bowler. He also played in IPL for Kings XI Punjab. In 2015, he announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. As an batsman, he has scored 8,586 runs in Test format and 8,273 runs in ODI format. He was an outstanding and aggressive batsman in the team and holds many records in his career.

4. Virat Kohli (India)

Virat Kohli

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $3.1 Million               Endorsements: $4 Million

Virat Kohli was born on 5 November, 1988, in Delhi, India. He is an brilliant, talented and handsome Indian cricketer right now. He currently is an Indian Test captain and he mainly plays as a right-hand aggressive batsman. He plays in IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has scored 2,994 runs in Test format, 6,831 runs in ODI and 1,016 runs in T20 format. He is one of the most highlighting players because of his talent and handsome looks.

3. Gautam Gambhir (India)

Gautam Gambhir

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $3.9 Million               Endorsements: $3.4 Million

Gautam Gambhir was born on 14 October, 1981, in Delhi, India. He is an left-handed opening batsman in Indian cricket team. He also plays in IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders, and he is a well-known player for his aggressive batting. He has scored 4,021 runs in Test format, and 5,238 runs in ODI format. He also was the ‘player of year’ in 2009. He also have won numerous MOM awards and he is a very talented player in Indian cricket team, in fact, attracting one as well.

2. Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $2.1 Million               Endorsements: $16.5 Million

Sachin Tendulkar was born on 24 April, 1973, in Mumbai, India. He is an former cricketer of Indian team, in fact, one of the greatest and legendary players of all-time. He had some great achievements in his career including; the first ever batsman to cross 11,000 runs in all formats of cricket, first batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. In 2011, he became the first batsman to score 15,000 runs in Test format. He undoubtedly was a greatest batsman of all-time. He was also a batsman who completed his 100 international centuries. All-time favorite cricketer and most-discussed cricketer in India.

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1. MS Dhoni (India)

MS Dhoni

Cricket Earnings(salary,awards etc): $3.3 Million               Endorsements: $350,000

MS Dhoni was born on 7 July, 1981, in Bihar, India. He is an all-time best batsman in Indian cricket team, wicket keeper and captain in ODI as well. He is regarded as one of the highest paid cricketer in history right now. Serving as a captain of Indian team, he have achieved a lot of success and also he is the best wicket keeper. As a batsman, he has scored 4,876 runs in Test format and 8,832 runs in ODI, so far. He have also won numerous awards and had many achievements in his career. Most highest paid cricketer, right now.

That’s all! These are the most highest paid cricketers and also the inspiring ones. Who is your favorite one? In fact, all of them are wonderful players.! Share your thoughts about them.

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