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Worlds Richest Cricket Players

The world of sports has a lot of money in it, cricket is one of the leading sports, learn who the top paid cricket players are today

The world of sports is one of glitz and glamor if you know how to make the most of your sporting skills. Cricket is one of the leading sports in the world. It has a large following in Asian, Africa and the Pacific regions of the world. Nations with some leading teams such as India, South Africa and Australia and England are regular favorites. Although not known to many people, it is a high paying sport. It also is an enduring sport, you spend amounts of time playing the sport, mostly a full day of play including dinner, tea and lunch.

According to some of the leading analysts and wealth estimators, Forbes and the NYTimes, the average professional cricket player can get between $250,000 to upwards of a million dollars, depending on which country and team they play for. The Indian Premier League is the cricket version of the English Premier League and boasts some of the best cricket games ever. Playing in the IPL can get a cricket player a lot more than playing for the national team and since the game format is shorter, 3 hours compared to a full day of play, this makes it a very lucrative league. Its no wonder the richest players in cricket play in the IPL, there is a round up of the top 5 cricket players from around the world.

# 1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni)

Nationality: Indian

IPL Club: Chennai Super Kings

Earnings: $10 million including $1.5 million from the IPL and $8 million in endorsements from Reebok, General Electric and Pepsi among a total of 17 sponsors.

MS Dhoni is one of the best cricket players in the world, having recently displayed his skills in the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup Final where he was instrumental in winning the game. He has also served as Captain of the Indian Cricket Team for some years in addition to signing on for the Chennai Super Kings for the Indian Premier League cricket tournament for a reported $1.5 million a season. He is also one of the top sports celebrities living high off of sponsorship deals and endorsements, even more than some baseball greats like Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Howard combined.

# 2 Sachin Tendulkar

Nationality: Indian

Team: Mumbai Indians

Earnings: $8 Million including the $1.1 million from the IPL and over $6 million from endorsements

One of the best crickets batsmen in the world, Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly a living cricket lengend. He has been in the game for a long time. He is also an icon in the IPL which means that he is automatically supposed to receive a 15% higher payment than his highest paid teammate. He also receives additional earnings from many sponsorship deals and endorsement deals with Canon, Adidas and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He also holds the title of the cricket batsman with the highest runs ever, something that has made him a legendary icon in cricket.

# 3 Yuvraj Singh

Nationality: Indian

Team: Kings XI Pubjab

Earnings: $5.5 million

Yuvraj Singh earns over a million dollars a season for his IPL team and also receives over $4 million from endorsement deals and sponsorships with Microsoft, Fiat and Reebok. He was the best player at the recent ICC World cup 2011 and this is highlighted further by his rankings in the Top paid cricket players in the world. He is probably the 3rd richest cricket player in the world.

# 4 Rahul Dravid

Nationality: Indian

Club: Royal Challengers Bangalore

Earnings: $5 million

Rahul Dravid is another great Indian cricket player making it big in the IPL with a salary of over $1 million and endorsement deals from Castrol and Reebok that net him an additional $4 million a year. Not bad for a 5 week season sport.

# 5 Andrew Flintoff

Nationality: England

Club: Chennai Super Kings

Earnings: $4 million

An England star player who recently had to retire due to injury, Andrew was netting about $4 million a year from his participation in the IPL, which paid his a total of $1.5 million as well as sponsorship deals with Puma, Barclays and Volkswagen. He is still one of the best cricket players to come out of England ever.

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Nidhi patel

MUMBAI INDIANS JUST ROCKSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE U Sachin

anurag

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