The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup is all set to get to be held from October 17 to November 14. The tournament will begin with Round 1, which will be the qualifying stage for teams who could not make it directly to the Super 12. The Super 12 round will begin on October 23 with a match between Australia and South Africa in Abu Dhabi. India, England, New Zealand and defending champions West Indies will be among the strong contenders to lift the crown. Ahead of the T20 World Cup, let’s take a look at the Top 10 richest cricketers who will be part of the tournament.
1. Virat Kohli – Net worth $60 million
The Indian captain, who will be quitting as a T20 skipper post the World Cup, has a net worth of $60 million. As a contracted A+ player, Virat Kohli earns a salary of INR 7 crore. Further, he gets paid INR 17 core per season for representing RCB in the IPL. Also, he reportedly charges over INR 5 crore for every promotional post that is shared from his official Instagram handle. In addition, Kohli has numerous brand endorsements as well. He is probably the richest cricketer who will be part of the T20 World Cup.
2. Pat Cummins – Net worth $41 million
Aussie pacer Pat Cummins has a net worth of $41 million. He is one of the top cricketers in the world, which explains why he was purchased for INR 15.5 crore by KKR at the IPL auction last year. He also featured in all three versions of the sport for Australia, which means he earns a hefty sum as compared to specialists. His estimated real-estate property value is around INR 20 crore while he has luxury cars worth INR 15 crore.
3. Chris Gayle – Net worth $35 million
West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who looks set to feature in his final T20 World Cup, has a net worth of around $35 million. Gayle has a monthly income of INR 3 crore and a yearly income of over INR 36 crore. He gets paid INR 2 crore by his current franchise PBKS. The estimated value of his real estate property is around INR 22.9 crore while he has personal investments of INR 183 crore. Gayle also earns INR 2-3 crore from brand endorsements.
4. Shakib Al Hasan – Net worth $35 million
Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s net worth is estimated to be over $35 million. He was picked up KKR for Rs 3.2 crore at this year’s IPL auction. Apart from the salary he gets from representing Bangladesh, he also earns by playing other T20 franchise leagues. Being one of the most prominent Bangladesh cricketers, he has a few brand endorsements as well.
5. Steve Smith – Net worth $25 million
Former Aussie skipper Steve Smith has a net worth of $25 million. He is among the few cricketers who play all three formats of the game. In the IPL, he represents Delhi Capitals and earns a salary of INR 2.2 crore. Smith owns a luxury designer house in Sydney and multiple real-estate properties. Apart from luxury cars worth INR 2 crore, he earns over INR 1 crore from the brand endorsement fee.
6. Rohit Sharma – Net worth $22 million
Team India’s vice-captain in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma has a net worth of $22 million. Being in the top bracket, the Hitman gets paid INR 7 crore for representing India. Further, he has a whopping salary of INR 15 crore for captaining Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Rohit owns a luxury designer house in Mumbai, which he purchased in 2015. The value of the house is INR 30 crore. He owns multiple real-estate properties as well. Rohit has personal investments of INR 89 crore. He has luxury cars worth INR 7 crore and also earns over INR 3 crore through brand endorsement fees.
7. Kieron Pollard – Net worth $14 million
West Indies’ limited-overs captain, Kieron Pollard has a net worth of $14 million. Apart from being captain, Pollard remains a key member of the team as a batting all-rounder, who can turn around matches with his sensational hitting. Playing for MI, his salary for IPL 2021 was INR 5.4 crore. Pollard Resides in Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago in a luxury house. He also owns different real-estate properties. The famous cricketer’s personal properties are worth INR 8 core. He owns luxury cars worth INR 7 crore.
8. Glenn Maxwell – Net worth $12 million
Australia’s batting all-rounder, who enjoyed a fabulous season for RCB in IPL 2021, has a net worth of $12 million. He was picked by the Bangalore franchise at the auction for INR 14.25 crore and proved his worth with his fantastic efforts. Maxwell represents Australia in both ODIs and T20Is while he has stopped playing Tests. But he is also a part of the Big Bash League. The estimated worth of Maxwell’s real-estate property is around INR 10 crore. He has personal investments of INR 9 crore and luxury cars worth INR 7 crore.
9. Jos Buttler – Net worth $12 million
Dashing England wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler has a net worth of around$12 million. The cricketer’s IPL salary playing for Rajasthan Royals is around INR 4.5 crore. He represents England in all three formats and earns handsomely from the ECB as well, around $350,000. That apart, Buttler is said to charge INR 4-5 lakh per brand endorsement.
10. Quinton de Kock – Net worth $11 million
South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock will be a key figure in the T20 World Cup squad’s inexperienced line-up. De Kock has an estimated net worth of $11 million. His IPL salary with MI is INR 2.8 crore while his retainer fee representing the Proteas is $350,000. He also earns through brand endorsement deals for brands like Gunn & Moore.
(Disclaimer: Figures are approximate, sourced from different websites)