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Top 5 Indian Cricketers with Their Net-worth

Next to football, cricket is the most popular sport with a huge fan following all around the world. It has become a daily routine for the people in India. Nowadays, the fans want to know the net worth of cricketers as they get paid a hefty fee after completing the game. Apart from this, they earn a lot of money from their sponsors and endorsements. let us have a look at the top 5 current Indian cricketers and their net worth.

5. Rohit Sharma – $18.7 million

The Mumbaikar makes it to the list by earning $18.7 million which translates 130 crores in INR. He has endorsed a lot of top brands like Nissan, Adidas, Oppo smartphones and much more. Also, he is one of the three athletes who hold an A+ Grade contract with BCCI. Rohit has been retained by the Mumbai Indians for a whopping price of Rs 15 crores ahead of the IPL 2020.

4.Suresh Raina – $25 million

Fondly known as “Mr.IPL”, Suresh Raina, was one of the mainstays in the Indian team in the limited-overs format. However, Raina failed to maintain his consistency which costed him to lose his place from the side. Besides, Raina has a net worth of $25 million and has various endorsements such as Ceat, Boost, Adidas and others.

3.Yusuf Pathan – $26.5 million

Surprisingly, the Baroda all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan. grab the 3rd spot in the list even he’s not playing for the national side for a quite while. But his scintillating performance in IPL made him earn some money with KKR and currently with SRH. Though, he pockets some by endorsing few brands like Tata Indicom, Reebok, and others. Also, both the Pathan brothers running a cricket academy in Baroda which is named “The Cricket Academy of Pathans”.

2.Virat Kohli – $92 million

Without any doubt, the Delhi born will soon grab the first place of this elite list. Kohli is also one of the three players who hold the A+ Grade contract with BCCI. He has been associated with top brands such as American Tourister, MRF, Hero Motocorp, Audi, Puma, and much more. Ahead of the IPL 2020, Kohli was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a humungous amount of Rs 17 crores.

1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni – $150 million

Dhoni, one of the greatest captains of all time makes it to the top of the list with a net worth of $150 million. He is the only cricketer to win all three ICC titles as captain. Dhoni has a lot of endorsement deals like TVS Motors, Sonata Watches, Ashok Leyland, Big Bazaar, Lays, Gulf Oil, and much more. Ahead of the IPL 2020, he was retained by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 15 crores.

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Do you Know who is the Only Player to Win a Hat-trick of IPL Titles? Neither MS Dhoni nor Rohit Sharma

The skipper of Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma are arguably the two biggest names in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While Rohit Sharma has won four IPL titles as a captain, the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni has won most number of games as captain in the history of the cash-rich T20 league.

Rohit Sharma has played five finals of IPL – 4 with Mumbai Indians and one with Deccan Chargers. On the other hand, the CSK skipper has played nine IPL finals so far – 8 with Chennai Super Kings and 1 with Rising Pune Supergiant. Rohit Sharma, who led the Mumbai Indians to four IPL titles, has also won a title with Deccan Chargers as a player.

The skippers of both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the two best players in the Indian Premier League. They holds a lot of records to their name. However, there is one player who holds a unique record of winning hat-trick of IPL titles and it is none other than Karn Sharma. The leg-spinners is the first and only cricketer to win three back to back IPL titles.

In 2016, when he was playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, his team destroyed the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals. He had played five matches in that season, but he could not pick a single wicket.

Ahead of the 2017 IPL Auction, he was released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, he attracted the franchises in the auction and he was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 3.2 crore. He played a key role behind Mumbai Indians’ victory in 2017. He got to appear in 7 games and picked up 13 wickets.

Since there was a mega auction ahead of the IPL 2018, he was in the auctions again and CSK had to spend Rs. 5 crore to pick him. He could pick just 4 wickets from 6 games in 2018. In 2019, he had a chance to win one more IPL trophy, but the Mumbai Indians won a thriller in the last ball of the game.

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8 Decisions by Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni that Changed Indian Cricket

Both the skippers Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the nation to greater heights with their tactical moves and brave decisions. While the current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli leading the team brilliantly in all formats of the game we would not forget those minds, Ganguly and Dhoni, who rebuilt the team.

1. Ganguly – Promoting Virender Sehwag to the opening slot in Test cricket and giving Dhoni a chance to bat in the top order

During his early days, Sehwag represented his domestic side “Delhi” as a middle-order batsman. But Ganguly had other ideas as he promoted Sehwag bat in the top order. Sehwag opened the innings for India and scored a hundred in the second Test against England. After four years, in an ODI against Pakistan, the “God of Offside” promoted Dhoni to bat at No.3 and the rest is history.

2. Dhoni – Promoting Rohit Sharma to the top of the order in the limited-overs format

As Ganguly did with Sehwag, Dhoni also came with a masterstroke by promoting Rohit Sharma to open the innings for India in the 2013 Champions Trophy. After that, he never looked back and became one of the best openers in white-ball cricket and has amassed more than 7000 runs in 133 innings that he played at an average of around 60 with three double to his name.

3. Ganguly – Backing Yuvraj Singh despite inconsistent results initially

One of the best middle-order batsman for India, Yuvraj Singh, was always struggling with his form. He had a good start to his career when he scored a match-winning knock of 84 against Australia. But his inconsistency made him in and out of the team as Ganguly backed the southpaw ahead of the 2003 ICC World Cup. Also, he played many crucial nocks in the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World which helped to clinch the title.

4. Ganguly – Picking Harbhajan Singh in 2001 series

The off-spinner from Punjab made his international debut in 1998. After that, he didn’t play for India for a quite while due to the death of his father and disciplinary issues. In 2001, Ganguly picked him ahead of the 3 match series against Australia. His punt did well as Harbhajan got 32 scalps in India’s historic Test series victory.

5. Dhoni – Backing Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja after a series of initial failures

We all know that when Rohit was continuously failing in the middle order and Dhoni gave him a chance to bat at the top order which changed his career. Like Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja was also backed to the team by Dhoni. Jadeja had spent some hard time in the field as he struggled a lot in making decisions. As of now, he is one of the best fielders present in the Indian team.

6. Dhoni – Giving Joginder Sharma the over in the 2007 T20 Worlld Cup

With not much experience, it was Dhoni’s first World Cup as a captain. In the final, over of the game Pakistan had to score 13 runs with only one wicket in hand. Everyone thought that Dhoni would go with his lead spinner Harbhajan Singh but he handed over the ball to Joginder Sharma to bowl the final over against well set Misbah-ul-Haq. His trump card did well after conceding 7 from first 2 as the Pakistan Skipper threw his wicket to the Haryana pacer.

7. Ganguly – Fighting tooth and nails with the selectors for Anil Kumble for the 2003-04 Australian tour

For the 2003-04 Australian tour, Ganguly had to risk his job for the selection of Anil Kumble. The selectors wanted to go with Murali Karthik before having a debate with Ganguly which forced them to change their minds. Anil Kumble didn’t let his captain down as he finished the 4 match series with 24 scalps to his name.

8. Dhoni – Promoting himself to No.5 in 2011 World Cup Final

No one can forget the 2011 World Cup Final against Sri Lanka at Wankhede. Chasing a total of 275 set by the Sri Lankans, India lost both Sachin and Sehwag. The Ranchi-born wasn’t in a good form in that tournament but still, he took the risk and went to bat in the middle which shows the sign of true leadership. In the end, with the help of Gambhir’s 97 and Dhoni’s 91*, India clinches the title after 28 years.