Cricket is one of the most popularly watched and followed sports worldwide. It is the second most-viewed sport next to football that also makes it a lucrative industry. Just look at how the biggest and most popular cricket sports event is capable of partnering up with big brands and companies. This year, its title sponsorship is from one of the biggest and successful smartphone brands out there, VIVO.
Since cricket is already considered a huge sport, it is a magnet for business deals and the opportunity extends to the cricket players themselves. While professional cricket players are already paid for their athletic performance, they also have the privilege of signing business contracts with mainstream or even smaller brands.
Many gambling companies would collaborate up with sports leagues and the athletes themselves. For such companies, it is a way to boost their brand.Online betting cricket eventsand huge cricket superstars are usually their go-to if they want to get a lot of exposure and these companies are willing to spend millions for sponsorship.
An example is how Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli also has endorsement deals with brands like Audi, Colgate-Palmolive, Google, Puma, and many more.
The bottom line is that cricketers earn huge money and can earn more with the right deal. This is why many are aspiring to be cricket stars one day. Let’s take a look at the luxurious life of these cricket superstars.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 29: Virat Kohli of India reacts during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Currently serving as Royal Challengers Bangalore’s team captain, Virat Kohli’s net worth is estimated to at around 93 billion US dollars. Kohli is also known to own one of the fanciest cricket star homes out there. His bungalow in Gurgaon is estimated to worth around Rs 80 Cr.
His home is situated in Block C of Gurgaon DLF City Phase-1. It is 700-yards big and has a pool and gym. It has one of the best interior decors in the country. He also owns a luxury pad located in Tower C of Omkar’s 1973 residential project. It is 7,171 square feet big and is priced at Rs 34 Cr.
Brian Lara is a former international cricketer who is known for his great skills of being a batsman. His net worth is estimated to be around 60 million US dollars. He retired from the sport in 2007 but the following year, he still volunteered to play for his home team Trinidad.
The last time he played on the big field was in 2016 when he signed with Newcastle C&S D5 for The Bennett Hotel Centurions. He is known to own big properties and luxury cars.
Ricky Ponting is now a former cricketer who is known to be one of the most successful Australian captains in cricket history and he was even named as the Cricketer of the decade in 2000. His net worth is estimated to be around 65 million USD.
One of his estates is located in Shandford with seven bedrooms, a billiards room, library, marble fireplace, theatre, pool, and full-size tennis court. He also owns expensive cars like BMW.
MS Dhoni is also one of the most famous cricket stars out there who have captained the Indian National Team. He just retired last year and his net worth is estimated to be around 111 million US dollars. He is now under a contract with Chennai Super Kings and has brand partnerships with GoDaddy and Colgate.
He has a property and holiday home located on Ranchi’s Ring Road. It is a farmhouse with a huge garden and lawn area with a swimming pool and gym. He has luxury bikes and cars like the Hummer H2, Kawasaki Ninja H2, and the limited edition Confederate X132 Hellcat.
Also now a former international cricketer who was also once a captain of the Indian National team, Tendulkar has been one of the most successful cricketers out there. Tendulkar is known as The Little Master from India and his net worth is estimated to be around 120 to 150 million USD.
This cricket superstar is known to be big in real estate and he has invested in numerous properties which helped bump up his net worth. He now lives in a supersized five-story building residence in Mumbai that is 6,000 square feet in measurement. His house has two basements where his collection of cars are parked.
The five-story building’s ground floor has all his awards and achievements. The second floor is for his children and guests. It is reported that the top floor is where he and his wife are situated where there is also a terrace swimming pool.