More people enjoy cricket in India than any other cricketing country in the world. So famous cricketers have as many fans as movie actors or any politician. Many young players and fans also look to seasoned cricketers as their idols. To take advantage of this many companies also make them brand ambassadors to promote their brands.
You can read this article to find out how much these cricketers are earning through advertisement.
Sourav Ganguly–INR 380 Crores
Current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is the captain of the Indian cricket team. They endorse brands like Fortuna, Rice Bran Oil, DTDC, Tata,Tetli Super Green Tea, Essilor Lenses, Senko Aurum Cycle Agarbati,Livingard etc. So far, the total revenue per advertisement is INR 380 crores.
Sachin Tendulkar – INR 115 Crore
Former Indian cricket team captain and opener Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God of Cricket. Even today there are many people who love him in India. Sachin Tendulkar acted in many TV commercials and earned a lot of money. Currently Spiny An academy is promoting brands like Paytm First Games Mutual Fund Sahi Hai.com Apollo Tires DBS Bank India and should earn INR 115 million through advertising.
Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian cricket team. He is one of the country’s highest-paid athletes and was the 66th highest-paid athlete in the world in the Forbes 2020 list.Heendorses big brands not only in India but also abroad. Kohli is currently the ambassador of more than 30 brands. They advertise many big brands like Wrong One8 PUMA MPL Great Learning Google Pay Myntra Boost Too Yum MRF Himalaya Audi Vivo etc. So far Kohli has earned around 690 crores through advertisements.
Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers today. They advertise a lot of big brands and charge a lot for that too. They promote many brands like IPL UnacademyWinzo Oppo Snickers Boost Gulf Pride MasterCard Oreo GSK Orient Sunfeast Yippie Kinley Indigo Emulsion Homelane etc. He earned about 820 million dollars from advertising.
After retiring from cricket Virender Sehwag runs his own school and does commentary and verification work. It supports brands like Finolex Pipe ,MyTeam 11, Hero MotoCorp ,Adidas Unacademy, Google Pay Asian Shoes Come On! etc. He has earned 330 million INR through advertisements so far.