The origin of cricket is south east England. Now it is becoming popular worldwide. Now the time has come that cricketer are also earning over 20 million annually. This earning includes their earning from yearly contract from national team, premier league, Sponsorship and Advertisement etc. In this article I will discuss about top 5 highest paid cricketers all over the world.
1. Virat Kohli:-
Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketers in the world. He is current captain of Indian National Men’s Cricket team. Virat also plays in domestic cricket for delhi and Royal challengers Bangalore team in Indian premier league. He is a very good batsman with a very good record. His nick name is chikoo. He was married to Indian Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2017. Virat played 91 test, 254 ODI and 90 T20 so far. He scored 12,169 Runs in ODI, 7,490 in test and 3000+ runs in T20 internationals. Virat has a record of 43 century in 254 matches in ODI cricket history. He selected 3 times ICC ODI player of the year (2012,2017,2018). Kohli is making new cricketing records. Virat has 20 millions+ twitter followers.
Annual Earnings:- 24 Millions dollar.
2. MS Dhoni:-
MS Dhoni is the 2nd highest paid cricketers of the world. He played for Indian National cricket team from 2004 to 2019. Dhoni retired from international cricket career from August, 2020. He is more familiar with these name captain cool and Mahi. Mahi was a wicket keeper batsman in indian national cricket. He played domestic cricket for Rising Pune Supergiant and Chennai Super Kings. India won 1 ICC ODI cup, 1 champions trophy cup and 1 ICC T20 cup under his captaincy. He has a 10,773 ODI runs with a average of 50.53 . He get selected ICC ODI player of the year two times (2008, 2009). Dhoni was a very good captain and wicket keeper with a good cricketing brain.
Annual Earnings:- 21.7 Millions dollar.
3. Chris Gayle:-
Chris Gayle is a west indies cricket player. He himself called Universe Boss. He is very good batsman with a good batting records. Gayle is most familiar with most sixes in a career in cricket History. He has a records of 539 sixes in ICC career. He plays for west indies national team. Gayle also likes to play premier league cricket. He has scored 10,480 runs in ODI with a average of 37.83 . He is also familiar as Six machine. Gayle has scored 14,000 runs and 1000 sixes in T20 cricket.
Annual Earnings:- 7.5 Million dollar.
4. AB Devillers:-
AB Devillers is Wicket keeper Batsman in South Africa national cricket team. He is familiar by Mr. 360, Superman, Alien etc. He has a wonderful cricketing record in south African cricket history. AB has scored 8,765 runs in test and 9,577 runs in ODI with a average of 50.66 and 53.50 respectively. He plays domestic cricket for Delhi daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Barbados Tridents, Rangpur Riders, Brisbane Heat, Middle sex etc. He was selected ICC ODI player of the year 3 times (2010,2014,2015). AB is the specialist batsman in the slog over who can hit any ball over the boundary at any direction.
Annual Earnings:- 6.4 Million dollar.
5. Virendra Sehawag:-
Virendra Sehawag was a former batsman in indian national team. His nickname is Viru. He was a quick scorer for indian cricket. He has scored 8,586 runs in test and 8,273 in ODI with a average of 49.34 and 35 respectively. Viru plays domestic cricket for delhi, hariyana, delhi daredevils, kings XI punjab etc. He has a records of 219 runs in 149 balls against west indies cricket team in 2011. It was the 2nd 200 score in ODI cricket in cricket history.
Annual Earnings:– 6.1 Million dollar.