Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World

Sports and cricket especially, has emerged as a major industry and a rich one indeed. Cricket players receive huge sums of money for their part in game at both national and international levels and also through brand endorsements. These players fall in the highest paid athletes of current times. The top 10 highest paid cricketers in the world of 2015 are as follows:

10. Yusuf Pathan

Pathan plays for the Indian team and the Indian premier league which has enabled him to earn $3.9 million in the last season.Pathan earned $300 through endorsements.

9. Ricky Ponting

Ponting is an Australian legendary cricketer who also earned a total of $4 million in the previous season.He earned $2 million through endorsements.

8. Brett Lee

Brett Lee is yet another Australian player who plays both for the national team and the Indian Premier League. He as earned a total of $2 million as winnings from cricket in the past season and $3 million through various endorsements.

7. Michael Clarke

Clarke also plays for the Australian team and Indian Premier League which has enabled him to earn a total of $5 million in the previous season.

6. Shane Watson

Shane Watson is an Australian player who apart from playing in the national team also plays in the Indian Premier League. He earned a total $6 million in the previous season.

5. Virender Sehwag

Sehwag is yet another Indian player who has earned a cumulative total of $7 million in the previous season. Majorly he earns from the various endorsements of the reputed brands some of them  Fila, Hero Honda etc.

4. Gautam Gambhir

Gautam again plays for both the Indian national team and Indian premier league and has made a total of $ 8 million in the previous season.$4 million salary and rest wast other.

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