Cricket is one of the games that can get the billions fans and followers. It was introduced in the 16th century in England. It has actually expanded in India, Pakistan, Australia, and Southern Africa. Now cricketers and also doing modeling, sponsorships, promotions and collecting so much fame and money. This list is based on the December 2011 update after the World Cup 2011 was held. Let’s check out Richest Cricketers in 2012
10. Michael Clarke
In our list Michael Clarke is at No. 10 with total earning of $2.5 million. He is an Australian cricketer who played as a captain for the Australian team, also famous as “Pup” while on the field. Some came from his sponsorship such as Gillette and Slazenger.
9. Kevin Pietersen
He plays for Surrey and England. He might be an English player but his nationality is a mix of South African and English. He also played for the IPL team from Bangalore, India. His earnings of $3 million come from the contract that he has signed for his team and other sponsorships too such as Adidas, Red Bull, and Vodafone.
8. Brett Lee
He is famous for his fastest moves that made him one of the fastest bowlers in the world, based on the history of Cricket. He has same earnings as Kevin Peitersen of $3 million. Some of his wealth came from Volkswagen and Gatorade as his sponsors.
7. Sourav Ganguly
He is an Indian player who had served as a captain for the Indian National Team. He had total earnings of $3.5 million wherein a portion of them came from his major promoters like Pepsi and Puma.
6. Ricky Ponting
An Australian player also served as a captain for Test Cricket and Australian Cricket Team in 2004 and 2011 respectively. The current recorded earnings is $3.5 million wherein some of these earnings came from Adidas, KFC, and Valvoline as his sponsors.
5. Andrew Flintoff
He played as a cricketer at England, Indian Premiere League, and Lancashire Country Cricket Club. He is known as Fred or Freddie because of the popularity and similarity with the surname of Fred Flintstone. He is at No. 5 with his total earnings of $4 million wherein some came from Barclays, Puma, and Volkswagen as his supporters.
4. Rahul Dravid
An Indian Player who is palying for Indian National Team since 1996, born at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He also served as its captain. He has annual income of $1million at average. He has total earnings of $5 million that comes from Reebok and Castrol.
3. Yuvraj Singh
He was born in famous family of Sikh and he is paying for India. He is the son Yograj Singh, who was a known movie star and a fast bowler of Punjab. Yuvraj has total earnings of $5.5 million wherein it came from various commercials and sponsorships from Microsoft, Fiat, and Reebok.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
An Indian Cricketer who gained the title of being the first male that got a double century score for ODI Cricket. His $8 million earnings came from the contract that he signed for his team and other sponsorships such as Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Canon.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Famous cricketer who had signed the richest deal ever recorded in history for Rhiti Sports, amounting to a 2 year-contract of $43 million or equivalent to Rs of 2 billion. His earnings totaled to $8 million as year 2012.