The second half of IPL 2021 is all set to get underway in the UAE from September 19. The tournament will resume with Mumbai Indians (MI) taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai. The first half of the event was held in India but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. UAE had hosted the event last year as well so players will be comfortable playing at the venue. Some of the richest cricketers in the world take part in the T20 league. In this feature, we take a look at ten of the richest cricketers in IPL 2021.
1. MS Dhoni – Net worth USD 110 million
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni has a net worth of USD 110 million, making him one of the richest cricketers in the world. Even after having stopped playing for India, he remains one of the most popular names and has many brand endorsements. He is the co-owner of various sporting franchises such as Chennai based football club Chennaiyin FC. He draws an IPL salary is Rs 15 crore.
2. Virat Kohli – Net worth USD 60 million
India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has a net worth of USD 60 million. Kohli is the highest-paid Indian on Instagram. He reportedly charges more than Rs 5 crore for every promotional post that is shared on his official handle. Kohli draws an annual salary of Rs 7 crore from BCCI and earns Rs 17 crore per season from RCB. Add to it his multiple brand endorsements.
3. Chris Gayle – Net worth USD 35 million
Punjab Kings (PBKS) batter and West Indies legend, Chris Gayle’s net worth is USD 35 million. Most of his income comes from playing cricket. Despite having crossed the age of 40, he is a big performer in T20 franchise leagues, CPL and IPL in particular. His IPL salary is a hefty Rs 2 crore. He owns real-estate property worth Rs. 22.9 crore.
4. Shakib Al Hasan – Net worth USD 35 million
Seasoned Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan represents Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL. He has an impressive net worth of USD 35 million. Shakib was picked up by KKR for Rs 3.2 crore at this year’s IPL auction. Apart from the salary he gets from representing Bangladesh, he also earns handsomely from global T20 leagues. He has a few brand endorsements in his kitty too.
5. Steve Smith – Net worth USD 25 million
The former Australian captain, Steve Smith represents Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He was picked up by DC for Rs 2.2 crore at the auction earlier his year. He also gets paid a handsome fee for representing Australia across all three formats. Не also owns three luxury саrѕ and has a реrѕоnаl investment of USD 2 mіllіоn.
6. Rohit Sharma – Net worth USD 22 million
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the world’s most popular cricket stars. He has a net worth of USD 22 million. He has an IPL salary of a whopping Rs 15 crore and is also contracted with the India team. Rohit Sharma owns a luxury designer house in Mumbai worth Rs 30 crore.
7. AB de Villiers – Net worth USD 21 million
South African legend AB de Villiers, who represents RCB in the IPL has a net worth of USD 21 million. The Bangalore franchise pays him a salary of Rs 11 crore for his services as batter and keeper. His luxury house is worth Rs 20 crore. He represents other T20 leagues as well having retired from international cricket.
8. Shikhar Dhawan – Net worth USD 13 million
Gabbar of Indian cricket, the DC opener has a net worth of USD 13 million. Apart from his money earned from playing international cricket, he is paid Rs 5.2 crore by the Delhi franchise. His house is worth Rs 5 crore and he has a few luxury cars as well.
9. David Warner – Net worth USD 11 million
Former SRH captain, David Warner has a net worth of USD 11 million, which makes him among the top-earning cricketers in the world. Warner’s salary from SRH for IPL is Rs 12.5 crore. He has real estate property worth Rs 20 crore.
10. Kane Williamson – Net worth USD 10 million
SRH and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is quite a reserved character. At the same time, he is rather rich with a net worth of USD 10 million. His IPL salary is Rs 3 crore and he earns his main income by representing the Kiwis in all formats. Williamson has a collection of cars worth Rs 1 crore.
(Disclaimer: Figures are approximate, gather from various sources on the internet)