Earnings of top 10 wealthiest Indian Cricketers of 2018
The world witnessed some phenomenal action from Indian cricketers in the year 2018. Be it the Asia Cup, the ODI series against South Africa and West Indies, the Nidahas Trophy or any other T20 series of 2018, the Indian cricketers gave memorable performances throughout. For their effort and hard work, they deserve high perks which they end up getting more often than not.
In 2018, some Indian cricketers were able to double their earnings while there were also a select few who earned half of what they earned in 2017. Looking at the performances of Indian cricketers, it was anything but natural for big companies to exploit and leverage their popularity by roping them in for advertising their brands.
Only Salman Khan -- the Bollywood-star -- was ahead of Virat in the list with earnings of ₹ 253.25 crores. The list also includes the retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. In the year of his retirement -- 2013 -- the little master was ranked 51 in Forbes list of top 100 highest paid athletes in the world. His popularity is still immense and the master blaster is 9th in the latest list.
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Let's take a look at the earnings of the top 10 Indian Cricketers in 2018:
#10 Jasprit Bumrah- ₹ 16.42 crore
One of the star Indian bowlers of 2018, Jasprit Bumrah earned his place in the top 10 highest-earning cricketers of India. His commercial value increased manifold with his gross annual revenue reaching ₹ 16.42 crore -- growing exponentially from the near ₹ 2 crores it was in 2017.
The speedster was ranked 60th in the list of top 100 celebrities whereas he hadn't even made it to the list in 2017. Bumrah's earnings come from Mumbai Indians in IPL and match fee for India.
In 2018, Bumrah was the highest wicket-taker for India in tests and third highest in ODIs with 48 wickets and 22 wickets, respectively. He became the first Asian bowler to take 5-wicket hauls in Australia, South Africa, and England -- all in the same year.