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Top 10 highest paid cricket players

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Cricket is one of the oldest sports in the world. Despite this, it is quite sealed and has a small fanbase. Cricket is most common in several countries, whose residents make up most of the fans of the game. The discipline is most popular in densely-populated India, Pakistan, Britain and Australia.

There are many different championships and leagues of cricket. They all have their distinctiveness and rules. By the way, cricket ranks first in the world in the number and variety of rules. The rules of the game may vary, as well as the formats of tournaments, the number of participants, etc.

Since cricket is popular only in a few countries, the odds in the line of bookmakers are significantly influenced by fans' bets. Therefore, gambling offices offering cricket in their line, including the Betonline, a review of which is presented on the page https://bookmaker-ratings.com/review/betonline-bookmaker-review-rules-support-sign-up-free-bets-site/, recommend bettors not be guided by the odds and take into account the objective performance of the teams that reflect the real essence of things. It is because the bids often do not correspond to the real situation on the field and are unreasonably high, cricket betting is profitable.

In countries with a high commitment to cricket players, they are compared with national heroes. Accordingly, the best of the athletes become highly paid. Here is a list of the ten most successful players of last year, whose budget is one of the highest in cricket.

Tenth place goes to Steve Smith from Australia. His combined career earnings are $2.4 million. The player is recognised as one of the best batsmen in the world. Smith currently plays for the Delhi Capitals.

In ninth place is Rohit Sharma. The Indian athlete is one of only four players to make 5,000 runs at the events. The captain's skills helped him achieve the largest single score in a one-day international match against a player with a bat. Under his leadership, Mumbai won the IPL every two years from 2013 to 2019 and also in 2020. His total earnings are $3.5 million.

Eighth place is behind Yuvraj Singh. His earnings are the same as the previous cricket player. The athlete is recognised among the best. He played for the Toronto Nationals in 2020.

The seventh place is occupied by one of the fastest players in history, Mitchell Starc. Contracts with various national cricket teams and working with brands has earned him $4 million.

In sixth place is Shane Watson with $4.5 million in earnings. Though the Australian has retired from the international cricket scene, he remains a force to be reckoned with.

The fifth place in the ranking of cricket players with high income is David Warner. His earnings are $5.5 million. The left-handed batsman became the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team of any format without first-class cricket experience.

Fourth place among the highest-paid cricketers is AB de Villiers. The South African earned $6.4 million. His cricketing deeds earned him 3 ODI PotY awards.

In third place is the dynamic Chris Gayle. His prowess has allowed him to set several records in all forms of cricket. Contracts with various national cricket franchises and brand endorsements have earned the Jamaican native $7.5 million.

Second place goes to an athlete who has led his team to victories in various tournaments. The phenomenal leader, cricket ace MS Dhoni earns $21.7 million through his game and sponsorship deals.

Indian leader Virat Kohli is thought of as the greatest ODI batting player in the world. In 2018, "Time" picked the athlete to the list of 100 people with the biggest influence. In 2019, "Forbes" ranked him as one of the highest-paid athletes. Virat, who tops our list, has an annual income of $24 million.