World's 10 richest cricketers: Dhoni, Kohli, Gambhir, Afridi, Watson, Gayle...

Indians take the top three spots

Australian cricketers may be the highest paid athletes in their country but when compared to their Indian rivals their salary seems a bit less.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and vice-captain Virat Kohli are earning more than triple that of their Australian rivals each year.

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Dhoni, according to Forbes, has retained the number 1 spot in the list of richest cricketers, since 2009.

The T20 captian holds the top spot in terms of highest yearly income for best part of last 9 years largely become highly lucrative domestic endorsement deals.

India's Test captain Virat Kohli, is just behind Dhoni, with a net worth of $46 million.

Here is a list of ten highest paid cricketers:

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

National Team: India
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth : $65 Million
Sponsors: Reebok, PepsiCo, Sony

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Virat Kohli

National Team: India
Salary: $3.1 million
Net Worth: $46 Million
Sponsors: Nike, PepsiCo, Toyota , Head&Shoulder

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Gautam Gambhir

National Team: India
Salary: $3.9 million
Net Worth: $44 Million
Sponsors: Reebok, Red Bull, Hero Honda

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Shane Watson

National Team: Australia
Salary: $4.0 million
Net Worth: $40 Million
Sponsors: Gunn & Moore, Asics, TAG Heuer

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Virender Sehwag

National Team: India
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth: $40 Million
Sponsors: Fila, Hero Honda, Royal Challenge

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Shahid Afridi

National Team: Pakistan
Salary: $2.5 million
Net Worth: $47 Million
Sponsors: Head&Shoulder , Q-Mobile , PepsiCo

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Rohit Sharma 

National Team: India
Salary: $2.0 million
Net Worth: $36 Million
Sponsors: MRF

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Michael Clarke

National Team: Australia
Salary: $3.5 million
Net Worth: $34.5 Million
Sponsors: Spartan Sports, Gillette, Bonds

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Chris Gayle

National Team: West Indies
Salary: $2 million
Net Worth: $30 Million
Sponsors: PepsiCo , Royal Challenge

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Suresh Raina    

National Team: India
Salary: $3 million
Net Worth: $25 Million
Sponsors: Aircel , PepsiCO

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And there's one name that no one can ignore in World cricket - Sachin Tendulkar.

Although the masterblaster retired in 2013 Forbes placed this Indian batsmen as No. 2 in their richest cricketer's list.

Here's Sachin's worth.

National Team: India
Total Earnings: $18.6 million
Cricket Pay: $2.1 million
Endorsements: $16.5 million
Major Sponsors: Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol

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