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

Top 10 richest cricketer's list is dominated by Indian players. (Agencies)

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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