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Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are world’s highest-paid cricketers

Dhoni made $26.5 million last year, Tendulkar $18.6 million
By Indo-Asian News Service
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 08:01:35 GMT
 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are world’s highest-paid cricketers
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag and Yusuf Pathan feature on the Forbes’ list of highest-paid cricketers; MS Dhoni tops the list!

India's "Captain Cool" Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar lead world's highest-paid cricketers with as many as six Indians making it to the Forbes list of top ten.

Dhoni's success on the pitch, including leading India to its second ever Cricket World Cup championship "had helped turn him into India's biggest celebrity," said the reputed US business magazine noting "the fame has paid off: last year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an unprecedented $26.5 million,"

But only a small portion of that payout, about $3.5 million, comes directly from Dhoni's on-field play, it said. The remaining sum of $23 million comes from his impressive list of nearly 25 endorsements, including PepsiCo, Reebok and Sony.

Fellow Indian Sachin Tendulkar, "arguably the greatest batsman to ever step onto a cricket pitch, was the game's highest-paid player before Dhoni's rise to fame."

"The Little Master is adored by cricket fans both young and old, and his popularity in India helped him make $18.6 million last year," Forbes said.

Like Dhoni, the vast majority of Tendulkar's earnings came courtesy of valuable sponsorship deals. Sachin Tendulkar currently has 16 sponsors, including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol and Toshiba, and they paid a total $16.5 million "for the all-time great's services."

The next three spots on the Forbes list are also held by Indians with Gautam Gambhir ($7.3 million) ranked third, Virat Kohli ($7.1 million) fourth and Virender Sehwag ($6.9 million) fifth. Yusuf Pathan ($3.7 million) takes the tenth spot.

Four Australians led by Shane Watson ($5.9 million) take the sixth to ninth spots. He is followed by Australian captain Michael Clarke ($4.9 million), Brett Lee ($4.8 million) and Ricky Ponting ($4.1 million).
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