7. Michael Clarke (Australia)
Austraia’s Test and former ODI captain, Michael Clarke, or Pup as he is famously known, has been a stellar performer over the years for his country. His sheer determination and guts made him overcome his degenerative back problem time and time again and this was on full display in the recently concluded World Cup, where he raced against time to be fit for their second match of the group stage against Bangladesh and went on to toy with the Kiwis in the final. Following Australia’s triumph, he retired from ODIs but will continue to play tests, where he doesn’t mind being peppered with bouncers and getting bruised shoulders for the team’s cause.
National Team: Australia
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth: $34.5 Million
Sponsors: Spartan Sports, Gillette, Bonds