The sport involving bat and ball has gained massive popularity in the last decade and is continuously growing. Cricket is now the second most-watched and loved sport across the globe with over 2.5 Billion fans spread across (India, Pakistan, Australia, England and other countries).
With the growth in cricket, the cricketers have shown a massive jump in their popularity in recent times. Cricketers are now amongst the most loved and followed sports personalities in the world.
Cricket being a long sport, it needs high knowledge and practice. To be in the top bracket of the game, the players have to be at their best and perform regularly to maintain their reputations.
Cricketers in modern times earn a huge sum after gaining popularity amongst the masses. Modernisation has helped the cricketers as well as cricket boards to strengthen the quality of sports.
Often, we see our favourite cricket figure becoming the face of a brand and regularly endorses it. With all the sponsorships and popularity, the cricketers enjoy massive wealth throughout their lives and improve their quality of living.
In this article, we will discuss the top five Richest Cricketers in the World in the year 2021.
Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the World in 2021:
5. Brian Lara (West Indies):
The former Caribbean batsman Brian Lara comes fifth in the list of richest cricketers in 2021. Popularly known as ‘Prince of Port of Spain’, Brian Lara remained attached to cricket for almost 17 years of his life spanning from 1990 to 2007.
During the time, cricket was struggling to find its pace, Lara and a couple of other cricketers became the face of it and started gaining huge popularity owing to their sensational cricket.
Amongst all his records, Lara plundered a massive unbeaten 400 runs in a test match innings against England in 2004, which is still intact.
Brain Lara has a net worth of INR 454 Crores.
His major income comes from brand endorsements and featuring as an expert in pre and post-match shows of IPL and other various leagues.