The year 2014 has almost come to an end now and there are some recent changes in the Indian Cricket Team. From Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Birat Kholi, CricketingNepal.com ranks five highest earning Indian Cricketers from the beginning of 2015. Cricketers playing now are included, else Sachin Tendulkar could have made somewhere high in the list.
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The 27 years old right handed batsman is expected to earn 190 million INR in the year 2014 which makes him in the current list of top five. The Indian cricketer is best known for his sensible batting that has seen him with couple of double centuries. Sharma has a whooping average of 40 in T20 which makes him a man of steel in the Indian Cricket.
Gautam Gambhir, although down in his form at the international level, he has been leading Kolkota Knight Riders as the captain in the IPL. The 33 years old left handed batsman makes his income from IPL, match fees and endorsement. He is expected to earn around 220 million Indian rupees in the year 2014.
Six Sixes in six balls, that is what the Chandigarh born left handed bats man will give you when he is in form. Although Yuvi has been dipping down on his form, not being able to perform at his best in the year 2014, he still stands out of the crowd and is believed to be one of the highest earning Cricketer in India. Yubraj Singh who joined Royal Challengers Bangalore from Pune Warriors is believed to earn over 260 million Indian rupees in the year 2014 and makes to the list.
Kholi maintained to his standard as soon as he got into the national team and has become the inseparable part of Indian Cricket Team. Former Indian U19 Skipper is compared with Sachin Tendulkar and is believed he could be on the path of Indian cricketing God. With his craze, appeareance in different TV commercials and sponsorship deals, Kholi makes good amount of earning and fits second in the list. He is expected to earn around 560 Million in the year 2014. Virat Kholi who had been at the peak of his form in the year is expected to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as future Indian captain.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The Indian Captain by far tops the list as the 33 year’s old Rachi Born wicketkeeper batsman is not only the highest earning cricketer but also leads the chart according to The Forbes. The Indian Skipper is expected to earn Whooping 1.8 Billion Indian rupees with his sponsorship deals making him top of the list.
As per the Forbes, the Indian Skipper is 16th best earning Athelete in the world ahead of of Rafael Nadal and Usain Bolt.