Cricket has always been known as the gentleman’s game. In its early days, the game was mostly devoid of glamour and grandeur. But with the advent of the T20 format, the game’s popularity has increased, and so has the glamour quotient of the cricketers.
We all know that nowadays, cricketers earn a fortune by playing in the different leagues that are taking place across the globe. Especially in a country like India, where cricketers are kept on the pedestal of Gods, they earn a lot of money from the brand endorsements that they get.
So, if we talk about the richest cricketers, most of the top five or ten names will be from India. But if it is a question of the richest cricketer in the world, then one would think it would be a name of recent times.
But there is a surprise for the ones thinking so, the richest cricketer in the world at present is none other than the first superstar of Indian cricket, also known as the ‘God of Cricket’, Sachin Tendulkar.
Who is Sachin Tendulkar?
Well, for the ardent followers of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is a name that needs no introduction. But still, for the sake of it, we need to know about the man.
Born on the 24th of April, 1973, Sachin took Indian cricket by storm with his talent at the young age of 14 years. It took him two years to make headway into the international arena making his debut for India against Pakistan on the 15th of November, 1989.
The Mumbai-born right-hander dominated world cricket for 24 long years, and there are probably only a few batting records that he does not have under his belt.
To mention a few, Sachin has 100 international tons to his name; he is the highest international run scorer, also he has the most centuries and runs in both ODIs and Tests. These are just a few of the achievements of the great man who is the richest cricketer in India.
What is Sachin Tendulkar’s net worth?
As per the latest reports, Sachin’s net worth is estimated to be $165 Million or INR 1350 Cr. This net worth includes all his properties, cars, investments, brand remunerations, and other assets.
The former Indian cricketer reportedly owns two restaurants, one in Mumbai and the other in Bengaluru. This journey of Tendulkar started gaining height in the year 1995 when he signed a contract with WorldTel worth INR 30 Crores. It was the highest deal cracked by a cricketer at that time. It can be said that Sachin was one of the pioneers who took cricket commercialization to new heights.
Sachin can currently be seen in the capacity of batting advisor for the IPL team Mumbai Indians. He also takes to the cricket field playing for India Legends in the Road Safety World Series.
Who is closest to Sachin Tendulkar in terms of net worth?
The next name to Sachin Tendulkar in the list is the current Indian superstar, Virat Kohli. His net worth is estimated to be $127 Million.
Much like chasing Sachin’s records in terms of batting, Virat is catching up with his idol in this case. The third name is of former Indian captain MS Dhoni. Dhoni’s net worth is estimated to be $113 Million.
Following Dhoni in the list of the most successful captains in cricket World Cups, Ricky Ponting also follows him in the list of richest cricketers. His net worth is $70 Million. The next name in the list is that of one of the world’s all-time best all-round cricketers Jacques Kallis. His net worth is believed to be similar to that of Ricky Poting’s $70 Million.
Ponting is closely followed by one of the best-ever West Indian names in the game, Brian Charles Lara. Lara’s net worth is believed to be $60 Million. There are a few other Indian names in the top ten list, like that Virender Sehwag ($40 Million) and Yuvraj Singh ($35 Million)
Sachin Tendulkar has been at the helm of cricketing achievements for a long time. He was probably the first player from India who became a global face and made the commercialization of cricket a reality.
With time and the way cricket is walking the steps of globalisation, someone from the current crop of players might overtake him in the riches. But Sachin’s place in a common Indian cricket fan’s heart will never be competed against.
Q1. Who is richer, Sachin or Kohli?
Ans: Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in the world at present, with an estimated net worth of about INR 1350 Crores.
Q2. How many international runs did Sachin Tendulkar score?
Ans: Sachin Tendulkar has the highest number of international runs, with 34,357 runs from 782 international matches.
Q3. Which team did Sachin Tendulkar play for in the IPL?
Ans: Sachin Tendulkar represented only Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He played 78 matches for them and scored 2334 runs in the tournament’s history.
Q4. How many World Cups did Sachin Tendulkar play for India?
Ans: Sachin Tendulkar has donned the Indian jersey in 6 ODI World Cups. This is the most number of World Cups ever played by any cricketer.