Dhoni beats Tendulkar

Published: Monday, September 7, 2009, 10:14 [IST]
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Dhoni beats Tendulkar

New York: Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly the most popular cricketer and sportsperson in India, but the honour of being the richest cricketer in the world goes to Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Raking in USD 10 million, Dhoni has been named as the richest cricketer in the latest Forbes list of top earning cricketers. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is in the second spot with earnings worth USD 8 million.

The list also features four other players from the sub-continent Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.

While Singh and Dravid are at the third and fourth spot, respectively, Ganguly and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting share the sixth place.

"Paycheck figures include club and national team salaries and commercial endorsement income over the last 12 months," Forbes said.

According to the magazine, Singh earned USD 5.5 million while Dravid and Ganguly raked in USD 5 million and USD 3.5 million, respectively. Ponting also earned USD 3.5 million.


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