Expensive Players in Cricket History
Cricket is one of the famous sports in the world. After football it is the second most viewable sports all around the world. Even most of the people especially from the Europe do not know the name of a single star but they love to watch cricket. Cricket is very popular in Pakistan and India. Nearly every street and corner of the two countries is filled by young talent. Besides Pakistan and India, cricket is also played in Australia, South Africa and other countries in the world. Same like the popularity of the sport, Cricket players are paid higher just like the soccer stars. Cricket is the top paid profession in the world. We will discuss with you some of the most expensive players in the cricket history.
MS Dhoni is one of the well known players and captain of Indian cricket team. Dhoni stands at the first place in the list of most expensive players in the history of cricket. Indeed, Dhoni is at the top 15 highest paid Athletes in the world. MS Dhoni has an estimated net income of $31.5 million making him one of the highest earning cricket players in the history.
At the second in our list of most expensive players stands the little master of Indian team and the living Legend Sachin Tendulkar with an estimated net income of $22 million.
The mighty players of the Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli stands at the third place in the listing of most expensive players in the history of Cricket with an estimated net income of $12 million. According to Forbes, Virat is making a net income more than $12 million or so.
Australia’s all rounder and best bowlers in the world Shane Watson holds the fourth position as the most expensive players in the cricket history. Shane Watson is also the highest paid cricketer in the history of Australian cricket. He has an estimated net income of $6 million.
Skipper from the Australian team Michael Clarke takes the fifth position as the paid player in the cricket. Clarke has an estimated net income of $5 million.
Brett Lee is the second fastest bowler in the world. He is at the sixth position in the highest paid Australian bowlers in the world with an estimated income is nearly $5 million.
Ricky Ponting is one of the legends in the history of Australian and International Cricket. Ponting was the best captain of his times. He stays at the 7th position as the most expensive players in the cricket history with net income of $4 million.
Yuvraj Singh from Indian team stays at the eight place as the highest paid player in the history of Cricket with an estimated income of $1.8 million.
Andrew Flintoff with an estimated net income of $1.55 million stays at the ninth place in the list of most expensive players in the history of Cricket.
Sourav Ganguly stands at the last place as the highest paid cricket player in the world with an estimated income of $1.2 million.