The richest cricketers in the world according to the latest cricketing statistics are Tendulkar, ABackerberry, Ponting, David hooks, and Gunn-wood. Those are all from the West Indies. But it was Ricky Ponting who became the first-ever millionaire cricketer when he signed for Yorkshire in 1998. He has since then been named as the Australian coach and later chose to retire from the game. His net worth is estimated to be in the range of twenty-five to thirty-six million pounds.
The first person in the list of the world’s top 10 richest cricketers is ABackerberry who happens to captain England in the early ’80s. Ponting is also a batsman with the batting skills to be apart from the top ten. David hook is a right-handed wicketkeeper for Australia and the current wicket-keeping partner of Ponting. Gunn-wood is a batsman and was recently selected for the Australia team which is going to face New Zealand in a two-match series. Ricky Ponting is the number three batsman in the world according to the latest cricketing statistics.
The next top ten richest cricketers in the world are all from Cricketing Asia. Bangladesh premier Bangladesh cricketers Bangladesh has had a dramatic effect on cricketing as a sport. India’s Virat Kohli is the most sought-after cricket player in the world with a reported net worth of around seven million dollars. Surrey’s Matt Prior is another cricketing great who has reported earnings of eight million dollars. Other notable cricketers of this part of the world include Hong Kong’s Jackie Chan who has an estimated worth of four million dollars and Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews who has an estimated worth of three hundred thousand dollars.
The next few on the list of the top 10 richest cricketers in the world are all from Cricketing Africa. Nigeria has had some fantastic players such as Tendulkar, C.P. Pujara, and others who have made a name for themselves in the world. There are no current active players from Africa but some of the best players did play on the continent such as Kumar Sangakkara and Hashim Ambris.
The final spot in the top ten list of the richest cricketers in the world is occupied by Cricketing Australia. After a few years when they were in trouble, they have bounced back with a remarkable flourish. One of the reasons for their success has been the consistent brand names like Sony, Adidas, and the like that they have been promoting. Cricketing Australia has a very impressive winning record of almost sixty percent against all opponents. Even their defeat to New Zealand in the recent Champions Trophy was a major surprise to many people around the world.
The third-place that we will be looking at is that of Sri Lanka where Kumar Sangakkara is regarded as the most prolific century scorer in the entire world. The statistics that the batsman has been able to achieve in his very impressive career are quite overwhelming and most cricket fans would be deeply moved by such achievements. He has scored over 13 centuries which is something that most players will never achieve in their entire playing career. In terms of individual performances, Sangakkara has always remained a fine finisher and he has been known to take over 400 runs in a single tournament, something that no other batsman can match.
The last country in the top 10 cricketers in the world that we are going to look at is that of the United States. The Americans have some of the richest cricketing brands in the world as well as some of the best players in the world. Amongst all the top 10 cricketers in the world, none other than John Root has been able to make a huge impact on the cricketing community all around the world. With a series win against India in the West Indies, Root made himself an even more popular cricketer and he now commands high fees from many top cricketing brands in the world.
In fact, Root’s current income is all the higher because of the huge paychecks that he commands. Root’s most recent contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore has seen him earn some surprisingly good money and his popularity is also at an all-time high. This is the most coveted position that a cricketer can have in cricket and it is almost a certainty that any player who manages to bag this position will automatically become a top cricket player in the country. This is something that all cricket fans hope for. It takes a long time for cricketers to accumulate enough money so as to be considered as one of the top ten richest cricketers in the world but with consistent performance on the field, this dream can become a reality very quickly.