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Dhoni tops list of world’s highest earning cricketers
Wednesday 01 August 2012

Mahendra Singh Dhoni topped the list of the world’s highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar, as six Indians made it to the list’s top 10.

With earnings of $26.5 million, Dhoni features at the top of the list, out of which $23 million comes from commercials, while the rest $3.5 million he earns from playing cricket.

Dhoni’s $23 million is also the highest among cricketers’ earnings from commercials.

Tendulkar stands second at $18.6 million, out of which $16.5 million comes from advertisements, while the rest is from playing cricket.

Other cricketers in the Forbes’ list are:
Gautam Gambhir ($7.3 million)
Virat Kohli ($7.1 million)
Virender Sehwag ($6.9million)
Shane Watson ($5.9 million)
Michael Clarke ($4.9million)
Brett Lee ($4.8 million)
Ricky Ponting ($4.1million)
Yusuf Pathan ($3.7 million)

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