High-profile cricketers know what it is like to earn the fame and reputation. The hard work that they put in to reach out to that level is something that is indescribable.
Once they carve out a unique identity for themselves as successful cricketers then getting those sponsorships isn’t a big deal for them.
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Let’s take a look at the Indian cricketers who are earning through bat sponsorships.
#1. Virat Kohli
When you hear the ‘best in the cricket business’, it is Virat Kohli without second thoughts. The Indian skipper earns a colossal amount of INR 10 crores from endorsements.
From his MRF Bat, he gets paid 8 crores and for Shoes and Attire, he earns 2 crores. Off-field activities such as TV advertising, he earns INR 5 crores.
#2. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni, the calm and composed man’s presence is enough for the Indian team. He is the only captain to have won all the ICC titles.
He earns 6 crores from bat sponsorships named as ‘Spartan’ according to the reports from Times of India. As far as advertising is concerned, Dhoni earns INR 8 crores.
#3. Yuvraj Singh
The sixer king Yuvraj Singh has made a real case for himself as a viable asset in World Cup 2007 and in 2011. He is a true fighter. He gets paid Rs. 4 crores overall through Bat, Shoes and Attire of brand ‘PUMA’.
#4. Shikhar Dhawan
India specialist opener Shikhar Dhawan who is known for the knack of attacking earns INR 3 crores from bat sponsorships of MRF and CEAT respectively.
#5. Rohit Sharma
Classy, elegant and stylish. Rohit Sharma makes the game look more beautiful when he plays shots a second late. The specialist Indian opener is the best timer of the ball.
Hitman has taken the game to another step in intensity after the tactical move from MS Dhoni to send Rohit Sharma did a world of good for him as well as for the Indian team.
He earns INR 3 crores from endorsements of MRF and CEAT respectively.
#6. Suresh Raina
The flamboyant southpaw is striving hard to get into the Indian team. His active presence and being a livewire on the turf brings a lot of positives for the team.
Raina earns INR 2.5 crores to 3 crores through bat sponsorships of CEAT.
#7. Ajinkya Rahane
The man who is capable of delivering the needs in overseas conditions is none other than Ajinkya Rahane. He has been the utility batsman for converting the chances to good effect. He earns INR 1.5 crores through PUMA (Bat, shoes, clothing).