Dhoni world's top earning cricketer

Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 16:20 [IST]
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According to a list compiled by Forbes, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has topped the list of world's 10 top earning cricketers.

The list also figures four other players Indians, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. Raking in USD 10 million, Dhoni is at the top of the chart followed by Tendulkar at the second spot with earnings worth USD 8 million in the list of 'The World's Top-Earning Cricketers'.

Yuvraj Singh and Dravid are at the third and fourth spot with Ganguly and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting sharing the sixth place. "Paycheck figures include club and national team salaries and commercial endorsement income over the last 12 months," Forbes said.

"With its deep-pocketed owners and global appeal, nine of the 10 highest-paid cricket players call the Indian Premier League (IPL) home," the publication added.

At the fifth spot is England's Andrew Flintoff with earnings of USD 4 million followed by Australia's Brett Lee and English cricketer Kevin Pietersen -- both at eighth place and Australian Michael Clarke is ranked tenth. While Lee and Pietersen raked in USD 3 million each, Clarke earned USD 2.5 million.

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Story first published:  Monday, September 7, 2009, 7:42 [IST]
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