Cricket is one among the many sports where a hefty load of money rolls around. Its glitz and glamour attracts a lot of people, and in turn cash inflow also is high. Besides from the fat paycheck that players get for representing their country, they also earn through advertisements, endorsements, public appearances and many such things. In the current time where social media has a huge impact among people, players also use their social media handles to promote a product/brand. They are also in fact paid for this based on their follower count and engagement rate. That being said, cricket is one of the most cash rich games and here are 5 richest cricketers of 2021.
5. Brian Lara
Brian Lara was one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is a former West Indian player who holds several records in cricket. He has the record for highest individual score of 501* in first-class cricket against Durham in 1994. He also holds the record for highest individual score after scoring 400* in a test innings against England. The debate on whether Lara or Sachin is the greatest still continues to happen given both their records. Lara earned a lot of money during his cricketing days. He was also long associated with the MRF tyre brand for which the company paid him a hefty amount. His current net worth is INR 454 crores and he also owns a luxurious house in Trinidad.