Over the years, cricket has altered greatly in terms of format, tournament, become faster, more exciting for the young audiences, and one of the highest paid sports in the world. The cricketers have enormous chances to earn big bucks rom the international league tournaments, and from their sponsors. In this post, let talk about top highest paid cricketers of the world. All the players listed here are currently active in the domestic and international cricket. The measurement based on the national team salary and domestic/franchise team salary.
- Yuvraj Singh
Total income in 2019: $3.5 Million in India and Mumbai Indians team.
The contribution of this 37-year-old batsman to the emerging of the Indian team after 2002 is undeniable. He is considered as one of the best hard-hitters of cricket, creating a buzz in the social media after scoring 6 sixers of 6 balls as played crucial role in the victory of India’s 2011 World Cup and 2007 T20 World Cup. He also earned great appreciation for his glorious comeback after defeating cancer despite his recently announcement of retirement from international cricket on 9th June 2019.
BCCI recently announced the central contract of Yuvraj Singh in additional to the move of Kings XI Punjab bought him for just 2 crores INR in the last IPL auction. He has earned nearly $3.5 million this year due to his endorsement contracts and ambassador contracts with brands like Puma, Sports365, Ulysse Nardin, Xbox 306, and Codemasters. He also owns a signature apparel brand of himself called ‘YWC by Yuvraj Singh’.
- Michael Clarke
Total income in 2019: $3.9 Million playing for team Australia and Sydney Thunder
One of the most successful and popular cricket captains of all time, Clarke, the World Cup-winning Aussie is one of the best Australian athletes and one of the highest paid cricketers during his heydays. He led the ‘Baggy Greens’ to win the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 after announcing his retirement from the international circuit.