Top 10 Cricketers in India
1. Sachin Tendulkar
1115 crore rupees Even a decade after retiring, Tendulkar remains a market icon and one of the most popular cricketers of all time. He now supports companies such as BMW, UNICEF, Luminous, Toshiba, and Reliance Communications, among others. Tendulkar has been the single most important factor in the explosion of popularity of cricket in India, which has led to the Indian board becoming the richest and most powerful in the world. Tendulkar gave the people of India a hero they could look up to regardless of age, color, creed, or sect – and catapulted cricket from a sport to religion in the subcontinent.
2. MS Dhoni
Rs 820 crore Former India captain and World Cup winner MS Dhoni is a close second. Dhoni, who owns specialty cars and motorcycles, also has business interests in SportsFit and Se7en. Among the brands he markets are Indigo Paint, Orient PSPO, Reebok, Amity University, Boost, GoDaddy, and Share Market Equity firm. He represented Bihar and Jharkhand in Indian domestic cricket. In the Indian Premier League, he captains Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He led the team to championships in the IPL league in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the Champions League T20 twice under his captaincy, in 2010 and 2014. He stepped down as captain on March 24, 2022, and was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja. On April 30, 2022, he reclaimed the captaincy.
3. Virat Kohli
Rs 690 crore The current India Test captain is regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation. Kohli is also a successful marketer with his businesses, Wrogn and One8. He is a brand ambassador for companies such as Colgate, PUMA, To Yum, Great Learning, MPL, Boost, Myntra, and MRF. In 2011, Kohli made his Test debut. In 2013, he was ranked first in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings for the first time. He was named Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016). He is also the fastest person to complete 23,000 international runs.
4. Sourav Ganguly
Rs 380 crore for The former India captain and current BCCI chief continues to attract a fair number of companies. He promotes companies such as MyCircle 11, JSW Cements, Tata Setley, Fortune Oil, and others. He is known as the Maharaja of Indian Cricket. During his playing career, Ganguly established himself as one of the world’s leading batsmen as well as one of India’s most successful captains. While batting, he was especially effective through the off side, earning him the moniker “God of the Off Side” for his graceful stroke play square of the wicket and through the covers.
5. Virender Sehwag
330 crore rupees Sehwag was known for his entertaining brand of cricket and was widely regarded as one of the best openers. Even after retiring from cricket, Sehwag maintains an active presence on social media and owns Sehwag’s School in Noida. He promotes companies such as PVC Pipe, Adidas, MyTeam11, Hero MotoCorp, and others. He made his One Day International debut in 1999 and joined the Indian Test team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the first Indian to be named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, and he went on to become 2009, he became the first player of any nationality to win the trophy again. He was a stand-in captain. In the absence of India’s main captain, he also served as Vice-Captain of the Indian squad. He was the captain of the Delhi Daredevils and the Delhi Ranji Team
6. Yuvraj Singh:
260 crore rupees In the 2007 T20 World Cup and World Cup 2011, the former India all-rounder delivered some of the most significant knocks in Indian cricket history. Yuvraj attracted a lot of sponsorships when he was at his peak. After retiring, the Punjab left-hander invested in his own company, you can, as well as several start-ups such as Edukart, Vyomo, Well Versed, Easy Diner, and others. Yuvraj represented India in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2000 and 2017, and he made his Test debut in October 2003. Between 2007 and 2008, he was the Indian ODI team’s vice-captain. In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad, a feat accomplished only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two Test-playing teams. In the same game, he set the record for the fastest fifty in Twenty20 Internationals and T20 cricket overall, scoring 50 runs in 12 balls.
7. Suresh Raina:
185 crore rupees Raina, once India’s dependable middle-order batsman, retired from international cricket in 2020 but continues to play in the IPL. The Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, had not retained the left-hander ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. He now co-owns the baby care company Matte with his wife Priyanka. Apart from that, he is associated with Muthoot, India Cements, Jio, and others. In the absence of the main captain, he occasionally served as a stand-in captain for the Indian men’s national cricket team. In the domestic cricket circuit, he represented Uttarpradesh (UP). He is an aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman who bowls off-spin on occasion. He is the second-youngest Indian captain in history. [Innovative research?] He captained the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was also vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings. He is the first Indian batsman to score a century in all three international formats.
8. Rahul Dravid:
170 crore rupees The former India captain and current India head coach is a rather private man who associates with only a few brands and does not own any businesses, unlike others. He currently markets companies such as CRED and Orchid International School, and previously worked for Gillette, Castrol, and Max Life. Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian national team, who is now the team’s head coach. Dravid was the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the head coach of the India Under-19 and India A teams prior to his appointment to the senior men’s national team. The under-19 team finished second in the 2016 U-19 Cricket World Cup and first in the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup under his leadership. Dravid, noted for his solid batting technique, made 24,177 runs in international cricket and is widely considered one of the cricket industry’s finest batsmen.
9. Rohit Sharma:
Rs 160 crore The current India captain in ODIs and T20Is is also a promoter on the rise. Rohit has appeared in advertisements for major brands such as CEAT, Adidas, Relispray, Hublot, and others. Sharma currently holds the world record for the highest individual score (264) in a one-day international match and is the only player to have three one-day international double-centuries. After scoring five centuries in the 2019 World Cup, he was named ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2019. Sharma was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020.
10. Gautam Gambhir:
Rs 145 crore In his current role, the former India opener and current BJP MP from East Delhi is associated with Star Sports as an in-house expert during matches and does analysis. He worked for companies such as Hero MotoCorp, Reebok, and Red Bull. Gambhir was the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to score hundreds in five straight Test matches. He is the only Indian batsman to have scored over 300 runs in four straight Test series. As of April 2018, he was India’s sixth-highest run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals. He scored his 10,000th run in List A cricket in October 2018, during the quarter-finals of the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He declared his retirement from all forms of cricket in December 2018. In the year 2019, he became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected to the Lok Sabha from East Delhi.