Cricket is the unsung national sport of India, with over a billion fans nationwide. Cricketers are the most influential celebrities of India. However, especially since the arrival of the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket in India has achieved a completely different level, and so have the cricketers. It has also provided a good platform for the young talents in Indian cricket. IPL also increases the net worth of players.
Alongside popularity comes money. Cricketers in India are no less than movie stars, according to their pocket size. Multiple income sources, other than their salary, light up their net worth. These sources include brand endorsements, product royalties, brand collaborations, or introducing their own fashion line. So let’s analyze the net worth of the skippers of respective teams participating in IPL 2021.
1. Eoin Morgan (KKR): INR 21.87 Crores
The English skipper started his cricketing career with team Ireland. Ever since, he has scaled up his skills towards becoming the first world cup winning captain of England. Eoin Morgan usually earns INR 2.6 crores from the UK cricket board from the white ball contract. He represents about 12 teams throughout the Global T20 Leagues, including team KKR in IPL. It yields him a fortune of INR 5.25 crores per season. Eoin Morgan is even endorsed to a Jamaican liquor brand called Captain Morgan.
2. Sanju Samson (RR): INR 29.83 Crores
Sanju Samson is known as one of the most talented batsmen hailing from domestic cricket. He is leading Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. Sanju is worth a whopping INR 29.83 crores. Most of it comes from his IPL contract with Rajasthan Royals, earning him around INR 8 crores per season. The rest comes from his deal with brands like HAEAL, Sareen Sports, MYFAB11, Club Mahindra, and even with BharatPe.
3. KL Rahul (PBKS): INR 43 Crores
KL Rahul is one of the most talented batters in Indian cricket. He is also the face of many premium brands like RedBull, Boat, Cure Fit, Tata Nexon, RBI, and Puma and his advertising fee is around 10 lakh. Team India and Punjab Kings (IPL) pay him INR 5 crores and INR 11 crores per season, respectively.
4. Rishabh Pant (DC): INR 47 Crores
Rishabh Pant has become the youth sensation delivering fiery knocks across all formats. The Gabba conqueror has been one of the best fits in the world cup squad since MSD’s departure. His IPL contract with Delhi Capitals pays him INR 15 crores, while his BCCI contract earns him INR 5 crores. Along with this, his exclusive interactions with premium brands like JSW Steel, Dream 11, Noise, Boost, Adidas contribute a wholesome value.