5. Kane Williamson (SRH): INR 66 Crores
Kane’s calm posture and aggressive batting are the keys to an entertaining limited-over faceoff. He has the qualities to uphold the spirit of this gentlemen’s game. At the same time, most of his earnings come from the NZ cricket board that is roughly INR 4 crores. Sunrisers Hyderabad pays him INR 3 crores per season. In addition, world-class brands like Powerade, Rockit, Asics, and Seagram’s Royal Stag have taken him as their ambassador and manages to mint around INR 2.5 crores in total from all of them annually.
6. Rohit Sharma (MI): INR 170 Crores
Rohit Sharma has risen as one of the key batters for the Indian team. The Hitman has never missed an opportunity to prove himself. He has scored five centuries in a single ODI World Cup. Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to won 5 IPL trophies. Breaking down the whooping INR 170 crore net worth, Rohit possesses a Grade A+ contract from BCCI worth INR 7 crore and mints INR 15 crore per season from his contract with Mumbai Indians. In addition, luxury brands like CEAT, Hublot, Oakley, Glenmark Pharma, Adidas, etc., pay him INR 7 crore in total annually. Moreover, Rohit owns a luxury 6000 square feet mansion worth INR 30 crore in Worli and a holiday home in Khandala.
7. MS Dhoni (CSK): INR 819 Crore
Captain cool is India’s pride as his touch turned team India into gold. MS Dhoni gave India World Cup trophies in T20 and 50 over format. Mahi has always brought magic in several games with his unmatchable talent and superhuman intelligence. And the same applies to all the fortune worth INR 819 crore he has minted throughout his career. The endorsement deals with brands like Dream 11, GoDaddy, Mastercard, Yippee Noodles, Panerai, Indigo Paints, etc., earn him a hefty income of INR 50 crore in total annually. Whereas his IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings pays him INR 15 crore per season, summing up to INR 75 crore in total annually. He even owns a football team in ISL and a fashion line named Seven.
8. Virat Kohli (RCB): INR 980 Crore
Virat Kohli has become the face of modern cricket. He is one of the most influential personalities globally, with nearly 150 million followers on Instagram. However, a handsome face seems to pay him more than his bat. He mints a whopping INR 148 crore just through brand endorsements which mainly consists of fashion brands like Puma, Tissot, Wrogn, and others like Colgate, MRF, Audi. His IPL abode RCB pays him INR 17 crore per season and earns INR 7 crore from his BCCI contract.