Cricket was once an amateur game which was played by Englishmen in their leisure time. We had eras where people with jobs all week would form the core of teams in the matches to be played in the weekends. So from there on, when the game didn’t even attract full-time professionals towards it to the present day state where you would hardly associate financial insecurity with a cricketer, the game has come a long away. It’s very heartening to know that many of the cricketers of today are one of the richest people of their countries and sometimes even rank a commendable place in the global scenario of highest paid athletes. That cricket as a game has been on the upside in attracting talented individuals in its fold is visible .We have one of the best players the game of cricket has been a witness to- Ab De Villiers, who was to say the least, proficient in many sports since an early age but CHOSE CRICKET.
And now thanks to IPL plus the amount of endorsements that pay our beloved cricketers a hefty sum, these cricketers earn amounts which makes us wonder as to how many ‘0’s must be there in that load of money.
Cricmatez looks at Top 10 richest cricketers in the world who are presently plying their trade around the globe-
10) Yusuf Pathan – Total income 3.7$ Million
One half of the Pathan brothers from Baroda, Yusuf Pathan has been a destructive force in the domestic circuits and the IPL as well. A useful off-spinner, the elder brother has become Kolkata Knight Riders surprise package lifting them up from precarious positions many times in the past. Although it seems he isn’t any more in the national reckoning anymore, the guy still is a treat to watch when in full flow. Yusuf earns an estimated $ 3.3 million from cricket.