Top 10 richest sportsman of India

Members of Indian team pose with the winners trophy as captain Virat Kohli, center, flashes victory sign after their win on the fourth day of third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa in Ranchi, India, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Indian won the series 3-0.Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Sports in the world and especially in India is a potential forum for the youth to prove their capabilities. While sports stars earn name and fame, they also bake big money along with the celebrities from other domains in the country. Here is a list of top 10 richest sports stars in India.

1. Virat Kohli

With an earnings of 228.09 crores, Virat Kohli stands on top of the list of the 10 wealthiest sportsmen in India. Presently heading the Indian national team, he is a right-handed batsman of top order. He is also considered one of the best batsman in the world. In 2017, he bagged Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017.

2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni


The second wealthiest sportsman in India Mahendra Singh Dhoni earns 101.77 crores. Popularly called as MS Dhoni, he is an international cricketer who led the Indian cricket team between 2007 and 2016. He is also one of the best wicket keepers in the world of cricket.

3. Sachin Tendulkar

Earning about 80 crores, Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most influential former cricketer in India who headed the Indian national team. Considered as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket, Sachin scored the highest ever record in the International cricket. He won six world cups for India during his career.

4. Rohit Sharma

The third wealthiest cricketer in India, Rohit Sharma makes about 31.49 crores. In 2014, Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs against the Sri Lankan team in Kolkata. This became the highest individual score in ODIs and the second in the overall limited match of 50 overs. He was also the second Indian to score centuries in all the three formats of crickets.

5. Hardik Pandya

The fourth richest sportsman in India Hardik Pandya makes about 28.46 crores. Playing for Baroda in the domestic cricket games and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, Hardik Pandya is an International cricketer. Debuting Twenty20 in 2016, he was also the fourth Indian to be named as the player of the match on ODI debut.

6. Ravichandra Ashwin

As the sixth wealthiest sportsman in India, Ravichandran Ashwin makes about 18.9 crores. He is an international cricketer playing for Tamil Nadu in domestic matches and giving a lead to the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. He came to the limelight after playing for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL in the year 2010.

7. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

With an earnings of 17.26 crores, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is a famous international cricketer who plays all different formats of the game. Playing for the Uttar Pradesh in the domestic cricket and for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, he is a right arm medium fast bowler known for swinging the ball in both ways.

8. Suresh Raina


Noted for his earnings of 16.96 crores, Suresh Raina is the eighth richest sportsman in India. An international cricketer, he is also an aggressive left handed batsman of the middle order. He is considered one of the best fielders in the world of cricket.

9. KL Rahul

Earning 16.48 crores, KL Rahul is the ninth richest sportsman in India. Making his international debut in 2104, he became the first Indian to score a century in One Day International Debut. He is also the third Indian player to score centuries in all three formats of the game.

10. Jasprit Bumrah


The tenth richest sportsman in India Jasprit Bumrah makes about 16.42 cores. An Indian cricketer, Bumrah plays for the international cricket team across all genres of the game. He made his debut in T20I series against Australia in 2016. He was named in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup 2019.

Source - http://www.forbesindia.com/lists/2018-celebrity-100/1735/1

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