Richest Cricketers at T20 World Cup 2021The T20 World Cup 2021 has started with a bang with the qualifier stage in the UAE and Oman. The Super 12 stage will begin with the match between South Africa and Australia in Abu Dhabi on 23 October in this great cricket tournament to be played till November 14. Team India will play its first match of the tournament against Pakistan on 24 October. This year India, England, New Zealand and current champion West Indies are seen as strong contenders for the title. However, today we are going to tell you about the world’s richest cricketers involved in this T20 World Cup. From Team India’s captain Virat Kohli to West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Australia’s Steve Smith’s name are also included in this special club. Let us know about these richest cricketers of the world playing in this tournament.
Team India captain Virat Kohli
In this T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli will be seen playing as captain for the last time. Virat has recently announced to leave the captaincy of the team in T20 after this tournament. Kohli is at the first position in this list of richest cricketers with a net worth of about Rs 450 crore ($ 60 million). The BCCI has placed Virat in A+ grade and his annual salary is Rs 7 crore. Apart from this, he gets Rs 17 crore from RCB in IPL. According to the report, Virat charges Rs 5 crore for every promotional post on his Instagram account. Apart from this, he also does brand endorsement for many famous brands of the world.
Australian speedster Pat Cummins
The second name in the list of world’s richest cricketers is very special as well as surprising. This is the name of Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins. Pat Cummins net worth is Rs 308 crores. At this time he is counted among the best fast bowlers in the world. This is the reason why KKR bought him in last year’s auction for a whopping sum of Rs 15.5 crore. Cummins plays for Australia in all three formats of cricket.
‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle of West Indies
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is known for his destructive batting on the field as well as his luxurious and luxurious lifestyle off the field. If we talk about the net worth of 42-year-old Gayle, then he is about Rs 262 crores. According to the reports, Gail’s annual earnings are around Rs 36 crores. In IPL, he gets a salary of Rs 2 crore annually from Punjab Kings (PBKS). Apart from this, he also earns big money through advertisements.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh all-rounder and former captain of the team Shakib Al Hasan is a part of leagues around the world due to his brilliant performances. If we talk about his net worth, then it is about Rs 262 crores equal to Gayle. The franchise pays Rs 3.2 crore annually to Shakib, who plays for KKR in the IPL. Apart from this, Shakib also earns a lot by playing his national team and league cricket around the world. Along with this, he also has contract for advertisements of many brands.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith
Australia’s Steve Smith is included in the ‘Fabulous Four’ along with Kohli, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England captain Joe Root. His net worth is around Rs 187 crore ($25 million). However, during the Test match against South Africa, Smith was found guilty of ball tampering, due to which he was also suspended. The biggest impact of this was on Smith’s earnings from Brand Endorsement. He plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL and gets a salary of Rs 2.2 crore annually. Apart from this, he also has many real estate properties in his name.