Total income in 2019: $4.79 Million playing for team India and Delhi Capitals
The 37-year-old Indian batsman currently ranks number eighth in the list of highest paid cricketers in 2019. After participating in his last Ranji Trophy match for Delhi against Andhra, Gautam Gambhir announced that he would retire from all forms of cricket starting on 3rd December 2018. Often considered as the finest openers of cricket, Gambhir showed his captaincy skills for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals which paid him just $0.41 million to join their squad in 2018. As the result, he successfully earn nearly $4.79 million this year, mostly due to his endorsement deals and sponsorship portfolio includes being ambassadors for brands like Rudra Buildwell Realty, HR Infracity, Pinnacle Speciality Vehicles, as well as IJPL Talent Hunt.
Total income in 2019: $5.5 Million playing for team Australia, Chennai Super Kings, and Quetta Gladiators
Shane Watson is one of the best rounders of all time who helped Chennai Super Kings to win the Indian Premier League 2018 and ranks also number seventh in the list of highest paid cricketers in 2019. He earned a total of nearly $5.5 million. The former Aussie captain is currently ambassadors of several international reputed brands such as Platinum Speakers, SG, Beon Global, and Cricket Australia. Besides, he also opens a sports clinic called ‘Let’s Activate’.
Shane Watson has earned $0.59 million in 2019 from his contract with the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings, another $0.15 million through PSL side Quetta Gladiators, and being paid $0.5 million by Big Bash club Sydney Thunder. Moreover, the former Australian captain has earned nearly $4.26 million from several of his endorsements. Apart from cricket, Watson also a sports journalist writing columns quite frequently for several media houses.